- My Rating: [B, downgraded from B+], I gave it a (3.5 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Bacon Brown Ale – Uncommon Brewers, 6.8% ABV –16 fl.oz., (Santa Cruz, California, USA)
printed on the back of the can:
“Inspired by late night stories around the fire, this IPA is dry-hopped with Chinook and Centennial hops for a vibrant aroma, depth of flavour and crisp, citrusy undertow like no other. And in case you see a little haze and sediment, that’s a good thing, and totally natural – a result of our pure, unfiltered brewing process.”
- Style: (flavoured – Bacon) Brown Ale
- Taste: Creamy bright sweet tangy alcoholic light savoury brown sugar barley malt
- Where I got it : 16th St. Liquor / W. Vancouver
- How much: $5 CAD – 473ml., December 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yup
(initial December 2013 tasting)
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)
April 4, 2016 Tasting:
Visual: Pours muddy brown, 1cm super foamy stick head, very active singular micro streams.
Nose: bright sweet brown sugar toffee malt, caramel apple (lvl-6)-pungency
Mid-palate: toasted brown sugar malt, (lvl-6-sweetness), alcoholic toffee malt, tangy-light sour
Finish: subtle smoky exhale, residual sweet malts
Summary: Quite an enjoyable toasted malty brew with a hint of savory twist. Like my initial review, not a whole lot of distinct bacon flavour.