We're back at the LIDL Beer Festival again with Boss Brewing Amber Gambler. I've had somewhat mixed experiences with the Swansea based brewery which shot to fame thanks to Joe Lycett, or Hugo Boss as he was once known. One thing you always get with Boss Brewing is a cool comic book style can, I know it's not for everyone, but I like it. Boss Brewing Amber Gambler is no exception to the cool can rule, but at 5.2% this red ale doesn't feel like too much of a gamble. The beer pours a dark amber red with no head of any real significance.
Boss Brewing Amber Gambler has a fruity aroma with some caramel notes. Where things start to get a bit weird is the texture. Amber Gambler is a surprisingly heavy beer for the style, and I'm not really sure it works. The other thing that didn't work for me was the taste. You'll get some caramel malts, and a bitter taste, which is followed by a not very pleasant sour flavour. I really don't like sour flavours much, especially when they seem to come from nowhere. I don't think I'd want to try this one again. Boss Brewing Amber Gambler really isn't worth the gamble even at LIDL prices. 2.5 out of 10.