House of Pendragon 'Bors' Brown Ale

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House of Pendragon 'Bors' Brown Ale. 7.2% abv. 62 IBU. Dark brown color with nearly two fingers of head. Great retention and lacing. Aroma of malt and floral hops. Front taste is toasty-nutty malt, bright hops, notes of dark chocolate. Aftertaste lingers with herbal mix of hops, roasted grain, toffee, some light fruit on the sustain. Medium body. Mouthfeel is warm, creamy, not as sticky on the tongue as some browns.

This is an excellent beer, a fine example of a hopped up American brown. If your tastes in beer lie directly between malty and hoppy, look forward to this beer. Highly recommended.

From the brewery:

"When people think of brown ales they usually do not put them in the hoppy category. Bors Brown will change your thinking of the style. Slightly sweet with a light roastyness gives this beer malt complexity which leads you to a citrus and pine flavor and aroma."

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As with all of HoP's beers, the Bors Brown has great head, lace, and retention.

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The first time I had Bors Brown was when House of Pendragon was still raising funds for their taproom. I enjoyed a pint at Peeve's Public House.