Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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3.33/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Purchased in a Leinie's "Explorer Pack" at BevMo Cypress, variety of twelve bottles on sale for $12.99 (regular $15.99). Poured into a pint glass.
A: The color of maple syrup, though wholly transluscent and relatively light at 23 SRM. One inch head vanishes within a minute to nothing. Beyond the appealing color, little other visual fulfillment to be had.
S: Faint aromas of sugary chocolate and hazelnuts.
T: Chocolate covered caramels or hazelnuts. Very mild bitterness. Few flavors toward the front or back of the tongue. Pleasant and simple.
M: Medium body with a good deal of carbonation. The fizziness of the beer seems to focus a brew that might be found too bland without ample bubbles bouncing against the palate. I am hesitant to call it overcarbonated, as it would probably be a boring beer without such a panache.
D: Easy drinking, perhaps too much for a "winter warmer" as it is classified here. The bottle pushes it as a nut brown, though I have read it is actually a lager. The biggest obstacle to drinking these is the carbonation and how little else is happening beyond this and the sweet malts.
One of the better bottles I found in my Leinenkugel Explorer Pack, but a decidedly average beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2008 06:20:16 | More by vacax
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