A new beer review. This time, the Nut Brown Ale from Mount Carmel Brewing in, well, where else??? Mount Carmel, Ohio. Let’s get going.
The Nut Brown Ale from Mount Carmel is the first of their beers I tried. At the same time, I met Mike Dewey at the Jungle Jim’s International Beer fest. He gave me a taste of the beer of which he was the most proud and believed to be his best.
When at proper temperature, the Nut Brown delivers a good balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness, with a hint of maple. The balance plays through to the end, living a slight lingering bitterness. The finish is very clean.
There are several ideas for food pairings, including a breakfast minded selection.
Banana and Walnut pancakes
Maple syrup (the real stuff)
Thick cut bacon
Cheddar Bacon Cheeseburger (Applewood smoked bacon and sharp cheddar)
Home fries (sea salt and spice medley)
Coleslaw (carrot over cabbage)
Replace grilled chicken with the cheeseburger
Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Fresh vegetable mixture with Spinach, carrots, onion and some radish
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Mount Carmel Brewery Website