November 05, 2008

Fireside Nut Brown

Tonightís beer review is sponsored by my blogless friend Wil. He brought this one up to the Colonial Ball for me to review. Some of you may remember Wil from previous infamous reviews of Yuengling. This time he provided me with Fireside Nut Brown by Leinenkugel Brewing Company in Chippewa Falls, WI.


The label on the bottle had a picture of a hearth with a fire blazing in it. The Leinenkugelís name is center, with the name of the beer in a golden banner under it. The label is rather busy and itís hard to describe in full all of the detail on it as there is a lot of writing. The neck label has the Leinenkugelís logo.

When poured into the glass it forms a quarter inch thick creamy tan head made of tiny bubbles. There is a nice dark brown color with an orange tint to it. Light passes through easily enough and there is no cloudiness to the beer itself. Yet it is dark enough that you canít see through it clearly.

The smell is a sweet combination of maple and caramel with a slight nuttiness to it. The flavor is a mild and unobtrusive combination of Hazelnuts, maple and sweet malts. There is almost no bitterness of hops at all. There really isnít much of an aftertaste, but there is a slightly sweet one. Itís not syrupy sweet (mmm tastes a little sappy), but gentle sweetness that is pleasant.

It is a light bodied beer with a medium carbonation level. It is very easy to drink and it slides past the mouth easy.

Over all this is a pretty good beer. Itís sweet enough to tickle the taste buds, but not so sweet as to be distracting. I found this to be a very pleasant beer to drink. Overall I give it 6 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at November 5, 2008 09:18 PM | TrackBack

Hooray for new brews!!!

Leinie's just released this beer a few weeks ago. I was in on the pre-marketing surveys that helped design the logo and name.

Posted by: Petey at November 5, 2008 10:25 PM

Hmmm, sounds good. Haven't seen this one on the shelves yet.

Posted by: Shadoglare at November 6, 2008 12:18 AM