Bacon Brown Ale – Uncommon Brewers (Santa Cruz, California, USA)

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  • My Rating: C+

Bacon Brown Ale – Uncommon Brewers, 6.8% ABV –16 fl.oz., (Santa Cruz, California, USA)

On the front-side of the can:

“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.”

  • Style: (bacon, buckwheat) Flavoured Brown Ale
  • Taste: acidic fizzy/creamy -> roasted caramel malts/brown sugar -> sour/salty/bitter hoppy finish.
  • Where I got it : 16th Liquor Store
  • How much: $5 (after 10% off) – 16 fl.oz., September 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not highly

Visual: Comes in an aluminum tall can like all their other brews. Pours cloudy brown with a lasting creamy head, lacing, and lots active streams.

Nose: caramel malts, brown sugar, but just a hint of smokiness. (2)-aromatic strength.

Attack: incoming acidic caramel malts, fizzy/creamy

Mid-palate: alcohol detection, (MAIN) roasted caramel malts, brown sugar

Finish: (6)-sourness, (2)-mild meaty saltiness, (5)-hoppy bitterness.

Summary: A decent drinkable brew but it doesn’t have much bacon flavour that it advertises. (Note: numbers above are on a 10-point weak-strong scale)