As I mentioned in my last post, I went to see Jimmy Buffett tonight at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. I learned last week that Toots and the Maytals would be opening for him. Susan and I decided we’d tailgate and make a whole afternoon/evening/night of it. We made burgers to bring with us, along with our grill and I brought some of the Flying Dog beer I bought yesterday. I’ll start with the beer because that’s how the night started… Continue reading A great night of music (Jimmy Buffett Review)
This time it’s Brooklyn’s Brown Ale. I’ve been buying a lot of brown ales lately in my quest to find beers that Susan will enjoy (I’m determined to get her to drink more so I don’t feel like an alcoholic… that and so that she knows what she likes when we’re out). Unfortunately, she wasn’t crazy about this one. However, I liked it. It’s a very no frills beer. It’s just a plain old brown session ale, similar in flavor to Harpoon’s (get this) Brown Session Ale. It’s a reddish brown color with a decent head. The taste is slightly nutty and roasted malts are definitely present. There’s a slight hops bitterness to add a little balance to it. That’s about all you get. It’s not trying to be anything crazy or different, but it’s a good solid session beer. I can see myself putting back a few of these in a… well… session. If you like brown ales, you’ll probably like this one.
Tomorrow will bring us some other beers… I have 2 brown ales left (though one is Susan’s as she does like Sam Smith’s Nut Brown, and the other is Smuttynose’s Old Brown Dog Ale, which has a bit more flavor and is a bit “maltier” than the Brooklyn, and as such, Susan does like it). Of the beers I have left, only one is new to me. I’ll probably have that one tomorrow.