Category Archives: brown ale

Barrel Trolley – eh…

 

There was this beer, on the shelf, that I hadn’t tried – so I tried it.  Anything that says “Nut Brown Ale” gets my attention, as I am a “Brown Ale Girl”.

This beer was a little malty, but more for the amateur drinker and a little watered down for my taste.  When I’m drinking a Brown Ale, I want it to be bold and have a malty kick in the pants – much like my beloved Legend Brown Ale.  I didn’t get the nuttiness either… just some malt with some water.   Did I dump it out??  No, of course not – I’m not that harsh… I just think my expectations were a little high for this one.

Sure, this is a good beer for the average drinker, but if you love your Brown Ales – you may want to look elsewhere; Just saying.

 


Cigar Beer?

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Brown ales are one of my favorite styles of beer, so when I saw this Brown I hadn’t tried, by Cigar City- I had to order it!

It did mention in the description that it went well with cigars, what it didn’t mention is that it actually tasted like a glass of cigars. I’ve been know to smoke a good cigar in my days, but when I drink a yummy ale, I don’t find the cigar taste very appealing.

I’m sure some people may enjoy the complexity of this “cigar” beer… but I will stick with a brown ale that tastes of rich, caramel malts!


Birthday Beer!

 

I know I’ve made many posts about Legend Brewery – but I couldn’t resist making another.  I came home from work on my Birthday, to be greeted by a six-pack of Legend Brown.  My good friend, Leila, knows how dear Legend Brown is to my heart – and she surprised me with this delicious gift.  Now that’s a good friend!!  😉

Brown Ales are one of my favorite styles of beer, and while I’ve tried a ton of them – I still note Legend Brown at the top of my list.  I’m not sure if it’s the crisp maltiness or the mellow hops, but something draws me in and keeps me coming back for more.

Cheers to Legend, for making such a tasty brown ale – and cheers to good friends who bring you beer as gifts!  😉

 


Clown Shoes – Brown Angel

 

So, as I mentioned before – Clown Shoes doesn’t print anything on their caps, but their seductive label illustrations make for great photos!

I consider myself a “Brown Ale Girl”, so I was excited to see this “Brown Angel”, a Double Brown Ale,  in the store recently.  It’s roasty, almost to the point of a porter – but also super chocolaty with that smoothness of a mellow Brown Ale.  At 7%, this brown is considered a “double” and while not a real “summer” type beer, I really enjoyed it; it may even be one of my new favorites.

This 22oz is certainly enough to share with a friend, but once you taste it, you may want to keep it all for yourself.  Cheers!


Lego Cap

 

After playing Legos with my daughter, I couldn’t resist posing the crazy pirate and his Rayban wearing sidekick for a cap picture.  My husband is to thank for their carrot sprout hair and the added bouquet of flowers.  If you love pictures of Legos though – I’m not as good at taking Lego pictures as this guy (I dare say “I’m not worthy!!”):  http://legomyphoto.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/day-327-2/   I love following his blog – super hilarious and detailed, well thought out scenes!

This cap is from Bells, who make fabulous beer!  Their “Best Brown Ale” is super delicious and pretty malty!  I am a “Brown Ale Girl” so if it’s short of delicious, I’d let you know!  I believe I’ve posted about one of their other beers before – maybe the Oberon?

Cheers!

 


Legend Brewing – ESB

Yes, I know that I post a lot about Legend Brewing, but they’re local – I can’t help it!  Today, sitting on the deck, my husband ordered their ESB.  I have to say there was nothing “Extra Special” about it.  The brew actually tasted a bit funky – and when we asked the waitress about it, she replaced it with a Golden Ale (my husband’s hoppy favorite).  Come to find out, we were served the bottom of the keg, so I guess it was pretty slushy.  Maybe we’ll try the ESB again, but that funky taste sure won’t be soon forgotten.

I, on the other hand, had my staple Legend Brown Ale – which I adore.  It was delicious as always.  I guess there is something to be said for leaning on the old favorite.

Hopefully everyone else had an equally gorgeous day as we did here in Richmond!  Cheers!


Dogfish Indian Brown

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Oh, how I love the Dogfish Brewing Company.  Yes, I know this isn’t a cap, but honestly beer on tap really is better, isn’t it?
This brown ale is one of my favorites… rich with chocolate malt and well balanced hops.  I really enjoy a beer that has good body and doesn’t feel as thin as water… and dogfish beers never feel like water.

Maybe I am bias when it comes to Dogfish… because I love all of their beers.  From their Indian Brown to their Olde Skool, it is all good!