Uncommon Brewers Bacon Brown Ale: Is a nut brown ale brewed with buckwheat and bacon cured pork coming in at a strength of 6.8% abv and was my day 3 beer in the Advent Calendar exchange I did with my father. I haven’t had this beer for a few years and even then I only had a measly 1.5 oz sample at best when I did have it, so I was excited to revisit this one being a fan of bacon and all.
Aroma and Appearance: This pours a clear brown colour with one finger of foam and an average level of carbonation. Its aroma is nutty with caramel, earth and a meaty note.
Flavour: You get the typical nutty flavour of a nut brown with caramel upfront, in the middle is where the meaty bacon comes in and it finishes ever so slightly metallic with an earthy bitterness.
Overall Impression: Alright, drinkable wanted a bit more bacon presence.
Rating: An above average 6/10, glad I got to try it again these bacon beers are just fun to try in general.
Food Pairing: A very baconful burger or poutine (or both).
I have always wanted to try brewing with bacon, here’s a good video that shows you how to make a bacon extract and put it in a beer you brewed. One day I’ll try this, worse case scenario it would make a good cooking beer!