American Brown Ale | 7.50% ABV

Pours a very deep brown almost mahogany color with a nice tan head that gently laced the glass. The nose is all malt, loaded with caramel and a slight aroma of coffee. These malt characteristics follow straight into the flavor. The medium bodied mouthfeel leads nicely into the abundant caramel flavor which finishes with the slightest bit of coffee and intense hop flavor. This Brown certainly pushes the boundaries of the style and is very easy to drink.

Pairing notes:

I whipped up a staple in me and my wife’s diet, chicken quesadillas. Breck’s Mighty Brown was fantastic with the spicy dish. All that malt that I spoke of that is so forward in the nose and most importantly the flavor calmed the heat very well. The malt sweetness contrasted the salsa and all the chipolte powder that I loaded on the chicken. A plus with the Mighty Brown were the hops, which are generally not a characteristic of Brown Ales. The hops weren’t enough to overpower the malt and intensify the spices, but they did a very nice job cutting all the heavy umami flavors as well as the avacado. This is the first time that I’ve contrasted a Mexican dishes, usually I like the intensity of the spices that the hops cause. I must say though, this was quite delightful. Definitely a great pairing for those that can’t handle the heat.

beer + food = Barleydine

Beer reviewed by Uncle Barley Josh



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