Monday, September 24, 2007
GREEN FLASH NUT BROWN ALE – A BREWERY REDEEMED
Very happy to get some of this GREEN FLASH NUT BROWN ALE down the ‘ol gullet the other night. It was served on tap at Barclay’s in Oakland, CA, and it serves as a nice counterweight to the unappealing EXTRA PALE ALE I tried a couple of weeks ago. This one is really delicious, and is everything a 2007 west coast American version of an English brown ale should be. Picture a brown ale that is totally alive and prickly with carbonation – and you like it. Picture a brown ale that is far more bitter than you’re used to – and you like that too. Picture caramel tastes, and some hoppiness not out of place in an “imperial red”, and yes, you like that too. Now picture a brown ale being quaffed and enjoyed with relish, and then rated 8/10 by your seventh-favorite beer blog. You like that.
Posted by Jay H. at 1:05 PM