English Brown Ale

Wychwood Hobgoblin Dark English Ale

Wychwood Hobgoblin Dark English Ale

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I had sampled this beer two years prior out of a can and remembered it did not win me over at first. However, in search for a short break from American craft beers, I founds a stash of Wychwood brews at a local store and decided an indulgence in some sessionable English ales would do […] ... [Read more]

Lost Coast Downtown Brown

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When you hear the term “brown ale” today, it could mean a few different things. Brown ales are most widely brewed in England, Belgium, and North America, and range from mild, low-ABV to more hoppy, higher-ABV. Lost Coast Brewery’s Downtown Brown is one of those brown ales that you could be good friends with. It’s […] ... [Read more]

Half Acre Sticky Fat

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Sticky Fat! What is that? I had the same question when I read Half Acre Beer Company’s blog about a month ago. According to the legend, it is a bear that loves to steal ready-to-pick hops right off the vines. This beer is only available on-tap on the brewery and is an interesting take on […] ... [Read more]

Weston O’Malley’s Festival Ale

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After contacting a Weston rep to get to the bottom of some of their beers, which I recently purchased when I was in Missouri for a wedding, I learned that this Festival Ale, what they call an Irish Style Brown Ale, is named for a 2006 festival held in Weston, MO, during which this recipe […] ... [Read more]

Ipswich Nut Brown Ale

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My second experience with Ipswich Ales conjured up images of pilgrims and hearty meals on the discovered eastern shores of America. The ship, in full sail, adorns the bottle and my own hearty meal accompanied this brown ale. Two small meat and cheese sandwiches and a bowl of piping tomato soup felt like just the […] ... [Read more]

New Glarus Fat Squirrel Ale

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A mix of light toast aroma, caramel, and nut. All mild, reserved aromas and nothing major really pops out. Slightly cloudy, copper colored. Light roasted aftertaste with some mild hop bitterness. Decent amount of flavor actually, fairly complex. A nice hazelnut note does shine through. Mouthfeel makes this easy to drink without being too watery. […] ... [Read more]

Bell's Best Brown Ale

Bell’s Best Brown Ale

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I was in the local liquor store, roaming the aisles in search of something new and exciting. We were having some people over for a little holiday shindig. while it was ice storming outside, I wanted something that would warm [our] bellies. This bright purple cask of Bell’s Best Brown Ale stood taller than the […] ... [Read more]

Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale

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After a few hoppy beers I thought it best to even out the score and indulge in a “maltastic” brew. I have increasingly become impressed with Samuel Smith’s ales out of England. From what I have experienced they produce some smooth malty ales that are top notch. The beer under scrutiny is their Nut Brown […] ... [Read more]

Newcastle Brown Ale

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In my limited experience, brown ales haven’t quite done much for me. Others have seemed overly thin and lacked the texture I look for in a brew. While Newcastle Brown Ale didn’t quite make me a believer, it has also piqued my curiosity, making me think that there may be a brown ale out there […] ... [Read more]

Leinenkugel’s Fireside Nut Brown Ale

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Before this beer tasting adventure began, I downed ice cold brewskis with the best of ’em. Cold beer, cold mug, I was set. As my palate, knowledge and sense of adventure have increased, I have begun to notice things I didn’t before. Like beer smelling like beer. Leinenkugel’s Fireside Nut Brown Ale does just that. It smells a bit stale, […] ... [Read more]