1687 Brown Ale

Charter Oak's 1687 Brown Ale (this was the year the legend of the Charter Oak took place, and Wadsworth hid the document in the majestic Oak Tree - later to become know as The Charter Oak) is an American style which is slightly more robust than the traditional English Brown Ale. This beer is brewed to a dark copper shade and is somewhat sweet and malty with distinctive toasted flavors from both our premium specialty roasted and chocolate malted barley, also allowing for a faint undertone of caramel. This style is lightly hopped for balance and this ale will prove to be a wonderful selection for a sessionable beer. Our medium-bodied, limited bitterness and hop aroma make this an excellent choice. Look for our 1687 Brown Ale at your favorite watering hole today.

Beer Stats:

5.5% ABV; 30IBU; 25SRM  
Best if served at 48 - 54F (9 - 12C)

 

Tasting Notes:

This American Style Brown Ale and its distinctive brown label was first introduced by the brewery in June of 2012.  The American style is somewhat unique because so many of the brown bodied beers are considered an English style, which tend to be sweeter.  The 1687 Brown Ale pours a rich dense brown shade with a faint citrus aroma.  Our brewery uses both malted and roasted barley in this beer for a total of seven types of barley which allow for a wonderfully complex taste, yet well balanced.  Of particular surprise is just how clean this beer finishes, leaving no residual on the tongue.  Interestingly enough, the 1687 Brown Ale also enjoys a very light mouth feel and at 5.5% ABV it enjoys a year round spot at the bar.  This beer is very sessionable and will have you saying "I'll have another'!  Our 1687 Brown Ale pairs great on a cool summer evening or a bitter cold winter night.

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