BROOKLYN WINTER ALE

Who said you put wine with cheese? WIne can’t possibly hold up to the complex flavors that cheese has to offer. Wine experts will agree. One area that wine lacks is the palate cleaning power that beer house. It is quite remarkable how the carbonation cleanses the mouth, preparing you for the next bite. Here I was enjoying some aged Gouda with a Brooklyn Winter Ale one day after work. Gouda has a very creamy base flavor and mouth feel that moves right into a small amount of bitterness and an earthy note. Winter Ale is a great companion to these flavors. The malt does two things here, the sweetness contrasts the bitter flavor of the cheese and also combines quite nicely with the earthy flavor tones. The hops march right along with the cheeses bitterness and settle out nicely with a long malty finish. The carbonation easily lifts the heavy flavors from your tongue, leaving your mouth clean for the next bite. This cheese could easily burden the taste buds with flavors, but the beer cleans very well. If your a beer fan, you must enjoy some cheese with your brews. You won’t be disappointed.

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