Day three brings us…
- 5.6% ABV
- Available Year-round
Poured from bottle into snifter (I think — can someone confirm from the picture??). Lots of head on this one. Minimal carbonation. Dark brown color that you can almost see through.
I snort the head into my nostrils and get lots of chocolatey-malt goodness. Then cough. It’s worth it. I can also sense some caramel and earthiness.
It has a soft touch to the palate and the chocolate and maltiness really comes through. After you swallow the flavors dance around for a few seconds before easing away.
Despite the dark color and stylistic norms of a brown ale, this one is very light and airy. It’s not crisp like a pilsner but definitely one of the lighter brown ales I’ve had. I wouldn’t chug this beer but big gulps shouldn’t be shied away from.
– FOOD PAIRING
Roasted duck with white rice and soy sauce, one of my wife’s favorites, would go great with this. I think duck tastes great with anything though. I could do a burger with this as well. Side note — if you live near Leesburg and haven’t been to Melt yet, stop reading this, get in the car and go. If it’s in the middle of the night bring a six-pack and tailgate outside until they open. Yeah, it’s that good.
– OVERALL THOUGHTS
I got Bald Eagle Brown Ale because my wife’s favorite beer is Son of a Peach by RJ Rockers. Brown ales are one of my favorite styles as well and this one didn’t disappoint. It’s unfortunate I don’t see RJ Rockers on tap many places near me because they are two-for-two in my book. I can’t wait to try other ones by them.
Glad you’ve stuck with me into the third day of the April Dirty Thirty project. Keep the tweets and comments up guys, you’re doing outstanding! Remember to use #AprilDirty30. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this beer, what you had tonight, what you’ve tried recently, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, etc.