Christmas Ale 2008

Thanks go out to Roy for bringing this back from New Orleans, LA, USA at Christmas 2008.
Pour leads to very good clarity in the body, a mid-amber hue and some nice head. Good retention, but strangely not much lace.
Aroma gives a malty promise which is fairly well, faithfully reproduced in the taste but also is accompanied by quite a harsh, hop based finish. Drying in the finish too. This leads to a clean experience but a little too soapy for the style IMO. Some nutty character redeems this.
I guess it’s true to the American Brown Ale style to an extent, but in my mind Brown Ales need to be maltier and sweeter regardless of their origin. This is neither so I don’t feel it does the job too well. Nevertheless, drinkable.
Used a couple of bottles for some bratwurst marinade and they worked very nicely. A touch above average I guess.

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02/21/2009
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ABV: ? %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3
Total: 3.4
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