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.
Read more on this beer from BeerBods and The Five Points Brewing Company. You can also check out some of the previous cheat sheets if you want to catch up on a beer from past weeks.