Your pants are two sizes too tight, your stomach is bulging, and the thoughts of anything turkey related makes you gag – in short it was a successful Thanksgiving. But what to drink the day after and with all of these leftovers? Here is a craft beer, plus a beer review to help make your decision easier! This weekend I am enjoying a solid brown ale with full and semi-sweet flavor; this weekend, TommKnocker’s Maple Nut Brown Ale is What’s on Tap!
Even before drinking Maple Nut Brown Ale you get the full aroma of roasted earthy nuttiness and the ingredient this brew is known for – maple syrup. There is also a hint of maltiness on the nose but not too much. The taste offers some more of the same, which is good, but the malts take center stage and are at the forefront of each sip. What I like most about this brew is the malt and sweet balance between malts and the maple syrup. Though I was expecting a bit more maple syrup I am actually glad it is tempered and does not overpower the malts and the roasted flavors.
TommyKnocker’s Maple Nut Brown Ale is incredibly drinkable that pairs nicely with almost any dish. The full roasted and nutty flavors make it a great autumn brew and one that would be great with turkey sandwiches or Thanksgiving round 2! Tonight I am enjoying a TommyKnocker with a grilled rack of lamb. The heartiness of the meat and the full flavor of the beer will balance each other perfectly. This weekend as you recover from your day/days of gluttony enjoy this fine brew!
Style: American Brown Ale
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.5%
Bitterness (IBUs): 20
Beer Review Stats
Beer Advocate: 78 and 78
Rate Beer: 32