Saturday, 15 November 2014

Picaroons 104th Regiment Brown Ale

From the sprawling metropolis of Fredericton, New Brunswick comes the 104th Regiment Brown Ale. This brown grog is brewed by the talented folks at Northampton Brewing Company. At only 4.2% alcohol, this is a very sessionable ale. The 500mL bottle features a history lesson about 1,000+ kilometre march of NB's 104th Regiment to Kingston, Ontario in 1813. Having driven that distance and voewed never to do so again, I can hardly imagine marching it.

104th has a nice looking oaken colour, and pours with a thick tan head. I found it to be somewhat surprising that this beer was fairly clear. It has a nutty aroma that features a faint whiff of tobacco. This brew is considerably flavourful, particularly considering the low alcohol content. There are notes of tobacco, nut, and some faintly sweet molasses charms. It has a deceptively thin mouthfeel.

This is a quality session ale. Light on booze but jammed with flavour.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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