Brown Ale aux noisettes, 7.5%, de Petit-Paquetville, Nouveau-Brunswick. (NB Liquor)
Nutty Brown Ale, 7.5%, from Petit-Paquetville, New Brunswick.
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75 = 3.88/5
Deep veiled, almost opaque, dark copper color with lots of activity. Slightly creamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with light legs but a good swirl effect. Flavors of toffee, molasses, walnuts, dark grains, dark berries, herbal hops. Really an inviting smell. Slick oily, slightly creamy medium body with a light crisp. Medium strength finish, a bit roasted and slightly woody, with a rich walnut feel. It’s thickly sugary but balanced with leafy hops and grains. So it’s ends a bit rough on the tongue yet it’s well intensified, although it’s unfortunately too boozy. Still decently fresh and pleasant to drink, lots of complexity for a brown ale. Nice autumn themed brew me think, being highly warming but not too much. Overall high quality craft.