As Juschts Amarillo Dark Ale
Brewed by Fleisch & Brau (Seisler-Bier)
Style: Dark Ale/Black IPA
Düdingen, Friborg, Switzerland
Fleisch & Brau run a small in-house brewery brewery in Alterswil, in the canton of Fribourg in western Switzerland, where the Seisler bier is brewed, stored and bottled or drunk.
Fleisch & Brau stands for “Meat and Brewing” in English. So they also offer quality local meat and sausage produce and have a catering service on demand. A great mix of artisanal drinking and food culture.
They take great pride in that all their meats are from the Fribourg region, with carefully bred animals on local farms dotted around the region. Added to this are food formulas that are more than 100 years old and made to a traditional style.
They produce a few different varieties of beers, from a Hells, an Ale, an Amber, an Amarillo, a Weissbier, and a few festive beers, a Christmas beer or a “As Júscht’s Benichon” to commemorate a local Fribourg festival. At the moment Júscht’s is distributed by two major distributors and several Sensler retailers and hopes to expand in the next few years, all the time promoting a Fribourg drinking and eating culture to the masses.
Review: 33cl bottle of As Juschts Amarillo Dark Ale: 4.8% vol.
A top fermented dark ale with hops coming all the way from Texas (Amarillo).
Colour is one of a deep looking dark amber appearance, with a white head that doesn’t stick around too long.
Not a whole lot in the bottle too which is a bit disappointing.
Overall a bit of a flat look, not a great appearance it has to be said.
On the nose I get a very piercing fruity citrusy smell, and a real ale porter kind of aroma, of the dark malts and the caramel and toffee. The smell is nice enough and pleasant.
Smell is ok but toffee notes shine through for me.
The initial taste is like a coca cola, not bad, showing its Black IPA styles en masse, pleasant enough, with all the toasty malts fizzing around the taste buds.
Nice and soft on the tongue, I like it, smooth and the hops don’t dominate, light bodied.
A slow burner to enjoy for sure, I like it, but not enough came out of the bottle!
Got some toffee flavours, dark malts, caramel which was particularly nice to taste, also got a hint of grapefruits or some similar fruits. All the flavours are very well balanced, albeit they are on the low level in terms on hitting the spot, all very light.
Not a bad one overall and a beer I might return to in the future for another tryout. Nice.