November 29, 2006

Maple Nut Brown Ale

Iím getting around to trying one of the beers in the sample case I thought I would hate, the Tommy knocker Maple Nut Brown Ale.

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The same brown bottle with front and back labels. On the front we have a Tommyknocker pouring maple syrup into an ale barrel. We have the standard back label with a short story about what a Tommyknocker is and a description of the beer. It also tells me that I should drink this beer before December 11 or it will taste bad. I guess Iím cutting this one close.

When poured into a glass, it has a dark cola-like coloring to it. Light passes through, but you really canít see whatís on the other side of the glass. There is very little head that quickly dissipates. Even with trying to make as large of a head as possible, it just wouldnít form. The only thing I accomplished was large bubbles.

The smell is very sweet. You have a scent of chocolate malts with maple syrup. In fact it almost smelled like I was drinking some kind of flavored pop. The taste was nutty with just a hint of maple syrup. Surprisingly it wasnít very sweet. It had a mild sweetness to it; there is no bitterness at all.

This ale is very smooth with a light body. There isnít much to the weight, and it has a velvety texture on the tongue. It drinks too easily. I finished off this drink in less than ten minutes, and that was with typing this review.

Itís an okay beer. This would be a good beer to give to someone that isnít much of a beer fan. My wife liked the taste, and she isnít a beer drinker. Itís a little on the wimpy side for me, so Iím going to give it a 5 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at November 29, 2006 07:01 PM | TrackBack