131. Penobscot Bay Red Flannel Ale
This is a new brewery for me and one that I had not even heard of before finding this beer at Florian’s Market in Auburn. This one pours a great dark brown – could almost pass for Pepsi, minimal head with some nice sweet malt/caramel aroma. Taste is pretty sweet with plenty of complex flavors including plenty of malt, caramel, toffee and a bit of maple in there. Finishes clean with minimal hop bite. This is a solid offering from a small brewer, if you can find this one in store than you should certainly give it a try.
Pros: Complex flavor, the right amount of sweet
Cons: Hard to find
Alcohol Content: ??% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Penobscot Bay Brewery
Brewers Description: Red flannels keep you warm and so will this hearty ale. Mostly Pale malt but full bodied and flavor from the Special B. Roasted Barley and Munich for color. There is a sweet aroma followed by rich, malty flavors with added notes of Perle hops for bittering. Best enjoyed slowly and at cellar temperature. Drink some now, and lay some aside for the future.