Sunday, February 2, 2014

Uncommon Brewers Bacon Brown Ale

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

Tonight’s featured beer is Uncommon Brewers Bacon Brown Ale. I had a chance to try this beer last year at the SF Beer Week Opening Celebration and thought…wow…that’s interesting.  So I decided I needed to find myself a can of this beer (strictly for review purposes).

Commercial description: “It’s a simple fact of life: bacon makes everything better. From eggs to ice cream, delicious bacon is turning up just about everywhere, Our uncommon contribution to this cured pork renaissance is the Bacon Brown Ale. This is a West Coast Nut Brown Ale brewed with toasted buckwheat and a generous serving of bacon-cured pork.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a clear brown color with an off-white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, toasted and biscuit malts, nutty and just a slight scent of bacon and smoke.
Taste: Sweet and malty, caramel, toasted and biscuit malts, toffee, molasses, nutty and just a slight smoky, salty bacon flavor. Could have been carry over from the nose, but I did get a touch of bacon in the flavor.
Overall: Not “over the top bacon” flavored, Uncommon Brewers Bacon Brown Ale is interesting and a nice Brown Ale overall. At 6.8% ABV this may not be a “go to” Brown for me, but it is worth a try to see if you can detect the bacon in it.  The smoky and meaty flavors kept me drinking this until the last drop trying to decide how much of it was aroma and how much of it was taste.  Either way, I would drink another.


Mark Harvey

If you haven’t already, please like the NorCal Beer Blog on Facebook (here)

No comments:

Post a Comment