on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Share this beer with friends!
Itís 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewturba (1153) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours a sorta semi clear brown with a massive beige head that leaves average lace up the glass. Aroma is caramel, light smoke, brown sugar, mildly nutty, and yeah actually slightly bacon like though I donít think I would have come to that without knowing. Flavour is brown sugar, nutty, caramel, mildly bitter, fizzy, moderately over carbonated, kinda salty, a touch acidic(possibly Carbonic acid), and mildly smokey. Interesting idea though an average result.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (692) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
Visual: Comes in an aluminum tall can like all their other brews. Pours cloudy brown with a lasting creamy head, lacing, and lots active streams. Nose: caramel malts, brown sugar, but just a hint of smokiness. (2)-aromatic strength. Attack: incoming acidic caramel malts, fizzy/creamy Mid-palate: alcohol detection, (MAIN) roasted caramel malts, brown sugar Finish: (6)-sourness, (2)-mild meaty saltiness, (5)-hoppy bitterness. Summary: A decent drinkable brew but it doesnít have much bacon flavour that it advertises. (Note: numbers above are on a 10-point weak-strong scale)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
harrymel (1539) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Canned 09NOV12 Itís a light brown on amber with a near solid sheet of fine light tan foam. Brilliant clarity. Smells of some urine, a little tallow and some sweet malts. Really unappealing nose. Flavor is grain, bitter, some bread, some biscuit and toasted malts with a hint of coffee. No real bacon flavor. Medium on thin for the style with moderate carb. Really nothing I can find particularly appealing about this beer, poor execution.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6695) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
can, from lets pour.com. medium to lighter bodied brown pour. higher carbonation. fizzy head and mouthfeel. Nutty brown ale, bready, little to no pork/bacon notes. average brown ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jake65 (2848) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Can from the Nugget Market, Woodland. Brown pour of medium depth, a finger of creamy brown head. Nose of light roast and smoke, along with a noticeable amount of sweetness. Must be the buckwheat. Carries through to the taste... minus any real bacon taste. More sweet than expected... not bad, but I had different expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5342) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2013
16 ounce can received in a trade with bytemesis. This pours opaque amber brown and has a creamy one finger head that leaves a layer. The aroma is cocoa and, yes, bacon. The flavor is those plus earth and some citrus hops. Nuts, brown sugar, and light smoke. Some really rich malts are heavy. This has a lot of nice stuff going on but not enough bacon. It falls a little short of hopes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Clear copper color with light tan head. Black licorice, herbal, minty aromas. light body, average carbonation. Dark caramel, mild dirt, nutty flavors with rootbeer spices-------&# comment

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Can:   Deep copper, thin sudsy tannish head, little lacing.   Seems like soft smoked malts on the nose.   Almost seems like some mesquite, or that charred wood one would use for smoking meats.   Moderate biscuitiness on the tongue, sweet, not sticky but I could see where too much of this might wear on someone.   Faint smokiness.   Got more on the nose.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Does feel a little like cough syrup on the backside.   Not all that hoppy, sweet, biscuity, with very faint smoke/mesquite.   Not as good or as interesting as I had hoped... as I do love bacon!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
22nd November 2012
Clear dark brown beer, massive cream coloured head. Unusual fruity nose - a little blackcurrant! Palate is light and airy with mild crispy carbonation. More fruits - slight Dr Pepper vibe, a little blackcurrant! Trace of bubblegum ester. Not much malt. Semi dry finish. Bacon? Maybe a trace of it in the aftertaste. Unusual and interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thetmaxx (769) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Poured from the can to a 16oz glass. Thick foamy head slowed my pour. Color is a nice caramel clear. Aroma is very much like a but brown, nutty, caramel, not really anything resembling bacon though. Flavour has a nice English /west coast bitterness to it. The flavour also gives some hint to the brown sugar, but again Iím reaching if I say I taste bacon. Anyways not a bad brown ale.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 15

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50