Here’s your cheat sheet for Brick Field Brown by The Five Points Brewing Company.
The Five Points Brewing Company, Brick Field Brown / Brown Ale / 5.4% ABV / IBU not available
Featured in main subscriber box on 17 January 2019.
Serve this beer between 10°C and 13°C; stick it in the fridge for one hour.
As ever, be wary of over-chilling your beer. More chill means less flavour. To learn more read my post on recommended serving temperatures.
Flavours to expect
Brown ales are malt-forward (unsurprisingly) and often somewhat nutty and with flavours of dried fruit and dark sugar. This one is, by the sounds of it, a modern version with a more assertive hop character. Here’s how the brewery describes it:
Our take on the traditional English brown ale, coupled with floral American hops. Malt-forward and robust, with earthy aromas and flavours of demerara, smooth oak and hazelnuts. Balanced by the floral, elderberry-like aromas of the Willamette hops. This is English brown ale, rebooted.Five Points Brewing Co.
The flavour descriptors for Willamette hops are: blackcurrant, spicy, floral.
This robust beer should pair well with hearty food: roast pork; smoked sausage; bresaola; soppressata; perhaps grilled salmon if you’re in the mood for fish. For veg think earthy. Mushrooms (shiitakes or morels); beans; caramelized onions. For desserts, almond or maple walnut cake should work; pear fritters; cashew brittle; and white chocolate apparently. Sounds interesting! For cheese options try aged Gouda or Cheshire.