Leinenkugel Fireside Nut Brown Ale
This offering from the folks at Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company (Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin) is a Winter Warmer that comes in soft at 4.90% ABV. Again, Leinenkugel misses the mark for me. I am huge fan of Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat. Big Fan. But I can’t call myself an unofficial member of the “Leine Lodge”.
oured into a frozen mug, the beer has a soft light brown head that appears mushy and disappears altogether quickly. I think that is more a factor of a soft pour and the extremely cold mug. Dark cooper to brown, this beer at least looks like it tastes good.
Egh. Nasty nutty mess. It just smells unnatural. Very nutty, like crushed wet walnuts.
Meh. Underwhelming would be accurate. Its not so bad that I want to spit it out but its not too far off. Just not very good. It possesses almost no hop notes at all.
There is some carbonation to be found. It feels slightly oily in my mouth. The nutty malt doesn’t linger very long – which might be a good thing.