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It’s a simple fact of life: bacon makes everything better. From eggs to ice cream, delicious bacon is turning up just about everywhere, Our uncommon contribution to this cured pork renaissance is the Bacon Brown Ale. This is a West Coast Nut Brown Ale brewed with toasted buckwheat and a generous serving of bacon-cured pork.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gripweed57 (903) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2012
16 oz. can. Pours deep reddish brown with a huge rocky tan head. Sweet roasted malt nose. No noticeable bacon aroma. Tangy bittersweet malt flavor, hints of chocolate and toasted nuts. Long bitter hop finish. No bacon in flavor either. Average at best.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
Tap at CBC shared with Beerbiker and evil stepdad. Dark brown with a medium baige head. Aroma of cooked vegetables, alchohl, along with some earthern and nutty notes. Herbal bitter flavor and quite high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12130) - DENMARK - MAY 26, 2012
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Hazy brown with small tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and nutty. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, light roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, nutty, medium sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12877) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
CBC. Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, nutty, fruity and light smoky - bacon. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 110512

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ccex (1037) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2012
500ml can pours an almost clear reddish brown with off-white head and a little lacing. Smells mostly of roasted malts. Aroma has a little smoky bacon, but some ordinary hops and malts. Body is medium with average carbonation. Tastes neither bitter nor sweet but slightly salty without a finish somewhere between cardboard and aluminum.. If you want a great bacon beer, try Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock instead of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3495) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2012
16oz can 5/23/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove Singles Rack)-46° in Mug-Pours a dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, and a little bacon. Taste of the same with some hops. This medium bodied brew is not bad but with the name I was expecting a whole lotta bacon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reynolds314 (2753) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2012
No bacon at all anywhere. Just a below average brown ale. Would have gotten a 3 but loses points for pretending it was flavored.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Smells like a brown ale. Has that cheap crappy cardboard flavor bad beers have. No bacon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (7347) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, caramel, light smoke, little tart fruit. Taste is sweet malt,, caramel, tart ripe fruit, apples, light smokey, but very little bacon. Medium body, soft carbonation. 110512

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (6788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Draught @ CBC ’12
Aroma is sweet and malty with hints of solvent – feels like a bad doppelbock. Flavour is dry with berries and malt. Also hints of solvent and contamination with lactic acid. Where is the bacon?

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