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Aviator Brewing Company

Aviator Brewing Company
FrostNipper Brown Ale

Category: American Style Brown Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.3%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Aviator Brewing Company
FrostNipper Brown Ale

Category: American Style Brown Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.3%
Dark sunburst color. Spicy, toasty aromas and flavors of gingerbread and snaps, spiced caramelized yams, and toasty pie crust with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish revealing notes of peppered nuts and arugula finish. A light smoky, spicy brown ale that has a holiday feel to it.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: gingerbread and snaps, spiced caramelized yams, and toasty pie crust
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of peppered nuts and arugula
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey, Pumpkin Ravioli, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light smoky, spicy brown ale that has a holiday feel to it.

The Producer

Aviator Brewing Company

The Producer
209 Technology Park Ln
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
USA
1 919-567-2337

American Style Brown Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style brown ales are light brown to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-6.5%. Compared to the English version of the style, these beers tend to be higher in alcohol and feature sweet, rich malt notes in addition to medium-to-high American hop flavors and aromas. The malt profile of these beers may be quite complex including flavors and aromas of caramel, toasted malt and chocolate, with a pronounced hop profile easily identifiable as American. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lost Coast Downtown Brown, North Coast Acme Brown, Brooklyn Brown Ale and Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar.

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