Pizza Port ‘Chronic’ Amber Ale


ChronicAle is a long time house favorite at our brewpubs. Brewed with house yeast strain La Cruda and English specialty malts, this mellow amber ale is lighter in flavor with a smooth bitterness. Sip, sip… Cheers!

Glassware: American Pint.

Appearance: Nice bold amber hue and a healthy two finger head perched on top. 100% clarity. Wavy lace is clinging to the glass as it ebbs.

Aroma: The humble old American Amber Ale. It’s a seriously underrated style which gets nowhere near the amount of attention it deserves. In our opinion when it’s brewed right they present as Amber IPA’s which ticks a lot of boxes for us. This is doing exactly that; sweet, nutty and honey malt structure with a good helping of herbal spice, sappy resins, fennel seed and candied lemon.

Flavour: Kiiind of feels like they’ve toned the intensity down a bit here. The malt, although still present, tastes a little watered down and the hops have lost their serration. It comes off as more earthy, more grainy perhaps, yet carried through by the pronounced hop bitterness and finished with the sweet toasty malts and herbal spice.

Mouthfeel: A little thin for our liking but at 4.9% ABV they can be forgiven. Moderately bodied, flattish Co2. Very palate friendly.

Overall: Even though it didn’t really impress on the intensity front this would easily fit the bill for a full-flavoured session beer. At 4.9% and with its slightly mellow flavour profile it’s right in that range.