Sunday, January 3, 2016

Nebraska Brewing Co. - Brunette Nut Brown Ale

For the Tenth Beer of Christmas, I thought the bartender tore open my can.

Nebraska Brewing
Brunette Nut Brown Ale
The first time I had a beer from Nebraska it was their hefeweizen while at The Boot, a Cajun restaurant in Houston. BTW, I highly recommend it if you have the chance to go there. Anyway, the bartender opened the can and I thought she'd tore the whole top of the can off. Picture at the bottom of this post.

Rust colored and murky, the beer has an ominous look. But it's the kind of ominous that you know you have to investigate. The head is cream colored with big bubbles. It disappears quickly (about three to five sips in) leaving no notable lacing and a light ring of tiny bubbles where the beer meets the glass.

Lightly scented, the beer's aroma combines hazelnut with a bit of sweet toast, sort of like brown sugar on bread and toasted just long enough to get it to caramelize.

The taste follows the nose with sweet, caramel malts and a hazelnut coffee flavor. There's also a light hoppy bitterness at the end. This light bodied beer carried only a tiny amount of carbonation through to the last third of the glass giving it a very smooth finish.

What can I say, I'm a fan. Over the last six months, this has become my go-to brown ale. I randomly pick up a six pack every month or so. Their hefeweizen and IPA are also good, just not as good (in my opinion) as their brown ale.

Brewer: Nebraska Brewing Company
Location: Papillion, Nebraska
Style: English Brown Ale
Alcohol Content: 4.80% ABV
Interesting Note: In September 2015, Nebraska Brewing received a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival for their Mélange a Trois Belgian Golden Strong Ale (it comes in a bottle, not a can.) I noticed that Nebraska has won a lot of awards.

My first beer from Nebraska Brewing

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