4 Pines Keller Door Imperial India Brown Ale
What do you know this brown ale pours a dark brown with a tan head that drops away to a fine ring around the glass edge. This Ale has a sweet citrus (lemon/grapefruit) aroma which is quite moreish to the nose. To taste it has a bold bitterness to it, with a good use of hops and malt. The roasted malts produce a nice caramel nutty flavour to go with the hoppy tastes of pine and citrus.
Great brown ale, smooth with a good hit of alcohol. A quality release from 4 Pines limited release dept – Keller Door.
ABV – 8.0%
Style – Brown Ale
Sourced from – The Vine Liquor Mart Cleveland
Brewery – 4 Pines Brewing Co.
Dogfish Head Brewery Indian Brown Ale
This beer comes from a unique US brewery in Delaware as one of their year round brews. One of my favourite US breweries even though this is only the second beer I’ve tried of theirs (with two more in the kegerator). It was their TV series Brew Masters for me that did it, which showed the extent that brewer Sam Calagione went to brew unique quality beers.
This Indian Brown Ale pours a very dark brown reddish almost black colour with a creamy head that reduces down to leave a foam ring around the glass edge. The roasted malts give a sweet chocolate caramel aroma and that continues on into the taste with hints of sweetness of brown sugar with fruity hops. A full bodied beer with a smooth mouthfeel.
A quality dark beer full of flavour.
Sourced from – Queensplaza Wine & Beer
Brewery – Dogfish Head Brewery