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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lagerboy (1185) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
Mostly clear dark copper, big rocky off white head settles leaving definitive stepped lacing. Aroma of burnt malts. Smokey malty salty taste, some sourness and singed caramel. Sweetens a bit as it warms. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Dry malty finish, no bacon. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1675) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
16 oz can. Pours brown with a huge yellow head. Aromas of malts, dark fruit, and maybe a hint of smoke. Flavors of malts and salty nuts, and again maybe a hint of smoke. Other than the salt and smoke I couldn’t pull bacon. OK for a Nut Brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6284) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
Can at BrewDog Aberdeen. It pours deep brown, with a massive yellow-white head. The nose is smoked streaky bacon, toast, treacle, caramel, roasted malt and earth. The taste is roasted malt, earth, toast, wood, saltiness, burnt caramel, subtle bacon and light spice, with a very dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty salty actually. Okish Brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Gold-amber with good, fine-bubble, foamy tan head / Light nose of hop, spice, and smoke / Medium body, creamy and lush, dry with low fruit, with bitter finish / Flavors of dry hop, buckwheat, clove, coriander, seeming rye spice, with just a hint of bacon / Not really a brown ale, more like a rye ipa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 Can at home ... deep brown ... big foam head ... soft dull toffee hop nose ... sweet fruits ... dull toffe hop ... light salty brine... 2.6 Keg at bow... Brown... Big tan head... Soft musty toffee nose... That caramel mslts... Soft toffee 2.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (2067) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey 2012: Ganska söt doft, stor smak av salt bacon och därmed en fin söt/salt eftersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (4427) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
Sample at SBWF 2012. Dark amber with a small head. Aroma and taste of malt, some ham, wood, yeast and some spices. Drinkable but nothing sensational.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2774) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 3, 2012
Ruby brown with fluffy beige head. Some fruity woodsmoke, a touch of brineyness and rich fruitiness. Quite forceful carbonation, fairly harsh smoke a touch of chocolate and a tobacco finish. Fairly light in body with a harsh astringent note that comes and goes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (3765) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Aroma is malts, smokey and, um, bacon. The flavor is malts, medium sweetness and a tart/fruit finish. The bacon was really in the palate, with grease and fat that was reminiscent of bacon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10092) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
SBWF 2012. Amber beer with à beige head. Fruity vinous aroma, banana, yeasty, hay, some spices, some pear. Fruity flavor, yeasty, spicy, banana, grass, pear. A bit thin.

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