Pig’s Ear BrownJanuary 1, 2010 North Woodstock, NH
Woodstock Inn Brewery
North Woodstock, NH
Available: CT, MA, NH, RI, VT
The Woodstock Inn Brewery is located in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The brewery showcases six main brews and two rotating seasonals.
Original gravity: 1054
A flavorful “session” beer is always welcome, and this fits in that category. Sweet layers of caramel and light toffee combine with a roasted nuttiness, doughy malt, nougat, dates and a hint of fruit. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish. A nice quaffer, but also should go nicely with a range of food.
- John Hansell
Let’s see now, brown hue? Check. Malty, nutty and lightly chocolaty nose? Check. Body? Well, it’s got that, but a fairly soft one, I’d say, with a lightly sweet and plummy start leading into a vaguely nutty body with cocoa and raisin notes, which all culminates in an earthy hop finish that has a slight, roasty harshness to it. Definitely a mannered brown, at home, perhaps, beside a loaf of good bread and a country pâté.
- Stephen Beaumont
John Hansell is an equal-opportunity drinker. He writes about beer, wine and spirits. He is the creator, publisher and editor of Malt Advocate, a magazine for the whisky enthusiast.
Once described as “beerdom's Brillat-Savarin,” Stephen Beaumont is the author of five books and countless articles on beer, spirits, food, travel, and how it all goes together.
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