People’s Pint (from Greenfield, Mass.) produces some very nice beers in 22 oz. bottles. Today I’m reviewing Farmer Brown, their version of an American brown ale, a style I’m very much enjoying lately with my interest in maltier beers (perhaps my contrarian nature at a time when hops seems to be all the rage).
The aroma is exactly what one would expect for a brown ale: very malty with strong caramel tones and something else, a sharp almost sour note. The color is ruby and on the lighter side for a brown ale. The head is light tan and dissipates quickly.
The flavor is very nicely balanced with strong malt presence but a nice lingering bitterness at the edges of the mouth. Quite full-bodied. All in all a very good example of an American brown.