A nitrogen charged, super smooth, North England-style Brown ale, brewed with traditional kiln roasted specialty malts for a mild nutty, chocolate-like sweetness and dry hopped with a local Brewers Gold hops for a mild grassy aroma.
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub (Madison)
For once I was let down by Vintage. This particular release did not exactly feel uninspired so much as lost and confused. A little tweaking would make it better and less like a generic cask ale at a JDW or Marstonís pub.
Aroma / Appearance - The murky brownish base retains a thin sheen of satiny head. The nose is nutty yet very soft and delicate. Instead of sessionable it suggests boring, bland, and predictable.
Flavor / Palate - Watery and even thinner than a run of the mill brown ale this sample was very forgettable. The short lived nuttiness fades on the back of the tongue and leaves only a dull reminder. This is pretty spot on for the style ... but unfortunately that makes it just as boring as the rest too.
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