25. Sebago Brewing Boathouse Brown
Draft beer is simply better than bottled beer so it is no surprise that my highest ratings will go to those enjoyed straight from the keg or cask. I had this beer after a great round of golf at Belgrade Lakes Golf Course in Belgrade, Maine. The beer was better than the round of golf as that is one difficult course. Very dark but surprisingly easy to drink. Sebago’s website says it would pair well with grilled meat or steamed mussels and I would have to agree. This beer had just a hint of sweetness to it but no aftertaste. Some people may avoid this beer due to the dark color but don’t let it fool you it is easy to drink unlike some dark beer.
Pros: Smooth, great color and flavorful
Alcohol Content: 4.8% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 24
Brewers Website: Sebago Brewing
Brewers Description: Boathouse Brown Ale is an easy drinking beer. Peering through the glass you will find a deep mahogany color and luscious tan head. The sweetness of the malt in our Brown Ale is offset by just enough kick from the hops. Boathouse Brown Ale will be your “everyday” beer. Pop the cap, pour it off and enjoy the ride!
Appearance: Deep mahogany color and luscious tan head
Flavor: The sweetness of the malt in our Brown Ale is offset by just enough kick from the hops.
Hops: Boathouse Brown Ale is a bite bolder then your average Brown Ale. We use ample amounts of Cascade and Mt. Hood hops to help balance the sweetness of the malt. This creates a very thirst quenching brown ale. Bold enough for your palate yet low enough in alcohol for session drinking.
Malts: We use loads of rich caramel malt and black patent malt to give our brown ale it’s deep mahogany color and caramel tones. The black malt helps create dry chocolate notes that balance well with the hops.