Posts Tagged ‘Brewsters’

Well, keeping with the style of the night, I’ve chosen my next beer to be Brewster’s Farmer’s Tan White Ale. Now, I know that normally they’d serve this in the pub with a wedge of orange. Now, unfortunately I don’t happen to have an orange in my possession at this particular time so, we’ll just have to do without.

This “White Ale” pours very similar to a wheat ale. Crystal clear yellow with an excessive amount of bubbles and the head was ridiculous! Just look at my picture, the head mushroomed outta the glass. The foam has also taken quite the lengthy time to settle down. As it recedes it is leaving a plentiful bounty of lacing. The aroma smells of cloves, orange and lemon zest, and just a touch of banana. The taste is quite similar to the aroma. With a small exception that the light malts are more noticeable to the taste buds. After trying this it reminds me quite a bit of their Hefeweizen… One of my friends absolutely loves their hef… This sounds like a challenge to me!

5% White

I honestly hadn’t planned on going out for dinner but a friend suggested that we join them at Brewster’s. He saw that I was hesitant and mentioned that their new seasonal was now available. So, we looked it up and when I saw what it was… I was sold and had to go to try it.

It pours brown in color but when held up to light it looks like a deep, dark amber. There is an off white head that disappeared very quickly. The aroma comes off with dark roasted malts and chocolate. The flavor explosion in my mouth has many different sides. There are hints if brown sugar and molasses. Well it is rich with roasted malts and cocoa. It will envelope you like a warm blanket when you’ve just come in from a cold winter walk.

4.2% Brown

Brewster’s is an excellent pub/restaurant that really do make some excellent beers. They serve only their own beers in-house and offer bottles for sale to take home. I honestly wish there were more pubs, chains or otherwise, that would do something like this. I’ve been informed that in the restaurant that this particular beer is naturally served up with a wedge of lemon. However there currently isn’t one available and I’m not driving to the store for one lemon.

Pouring a golden wheat with a slight hint of orange this Hefeweizen is quite cloudy. I also didn’t achieve much head from my pour but I may have not been aggressive enough. Bubbles do though continue to rise up along the edge of the glass. There is a distinct wheat smell along with an orange twist. Very strong wheat taste, the orange smell seems to be mellowed out by another lighter fruit. Possibly nectarines or apricots.

5% Weizen

Now for another brew-pub, Brewsters, which many people already know and enjoy. One thing that I wasn’t aware of is that each month they have a different seasonal beer. The month of January was an American style IPA. Made using American hops, malts and a special yeast strain.

Pours orange in color with a thin white head. Aroma of a citrusy pine, with a heavy sweetness. Very similar to a sweet, citrusy candy. Might be grapefruit with a touch of orange. Taste wise, it starts off with a slight caramel twist. Then it leads to a decent hops, nothing a hop-head would go crazy for. It was tasty and easy-going down. Though not as hoppy as I would have liked.

6% IPA