Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lost Coast Brewery Raspberry Brown Ale

Hello beer lovers, happy SF Beer Week and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Today’s featured beer is Lost Coast Brewery Raspberry Brown Ale. I figured since I like Lost Coast Brewery’s Downtown Brown I couldn’t resist trying their Raspberry Brown.
From the Lost Coast Brewery website:” Award-winning Downtown Brown Ale, with its rich chocolate malt flavor, is enhanced with an infusion of real raspberry.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with red hues, a nice white head and decent lacing.
Aroma: Raspberries and sweet, roasted and caramel malts.  Smells inviting.
Taste: Raspberry up front, but it is balanced very nicely.  Toasted malts, molasses, with very nice chocolate and brown sugar at the finish.
Overall: Much like their Downtown Brown, Lost Coast Brewery’s Raspberry Brown Ale is extraordinarily drinkable and one that I could drink often.  Fruit ales aren’t ones I tend to session due to sweetness, but this one I could see having a couple of (even at 6.5% ABV).  With all that said, if you like brown ales and you’re looking for something that pairs wells with BBQ or dessert Lost Coast Brewery’s Raspberry Brown Ale is one to check out.


Mark Harvey

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