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Excelsior Brewing Co.

Excelsior Brewing Co.
Bitteschläppe Brown Ale

Category: English Style Brown Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Excelsior Brewing Co.
Bitteschläppe Brown Ale

Category: English Style Brown Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Clear mahogany color. Delicate, fruity, spicy aromas of mango chutney, chocolate orange peels, banana nut muffin, and reduced balsamic with a glycerous, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, engaging, brisk toast, greens, and coffee finish. Malty brown ale with some nice coffee notes.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: mango chutney, chocolate orange peels, banana nut muffin, and reduced balsamic
Taste Flavor: toast, greens, and coffee
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Meat Loaf, Gruyere
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Malty brown ale with some nice coffee notes.

The Producer

Excelsior Brewing Co.

The Producer
421 3rd St
Excelsior, MN 55331
USA
1 952-474-7837

English Style Brown Ale

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
English style brown ales are reddish-brown in color and range from 4.5-6% in alcohol. These brews are malt-accented with a nutty character, a gentle fruitiness and low bitterness. Today, this style is most closely associated with Northern England, specifically Samuel Smiths and Newcastle. It has also become very popular with US brewers. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Newcastle Brown Ale, Sam Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, Sweetwater Georgia Brown and Bell’s Best Brown.

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English Style Brown Ale