RedRock Brewery, Salt Lake City, Utah
Bobcat Nut Brown
- * Skip It
- ** Good Craft Beer
- *** Well Above Average
- **** Exceptional
- ***** Top 1%
20160411—-What would it be like if breweries in Utah could brew real beer like breweries almost everywhere else in the country? The answer is that Utah would be a lot like almost everywhere else in the country, which is to say, a pretty good place to drink. Strong bottled beer has been legal since the 2008 Olympics; if you go to a brewpub like RedRock, which does both bottles and drafts, you can get an idea what they’d be doing if they weren’t trapped behind the Zion Curtain.
_____Bobcat Nut Brown is a 6.1% brown ale—quite strong for a British Nut Brown, but not surprising in the high-test US of A. It’s chewy and malty with a dark biscuit maltiness and a few wandering dark sugars here and there. Into the aftertaste there’s a touch of toffee and a bit of fruit. Altogether, it’s an easy to drink brown ale without the leathery edge that some stronger brown ales get from some types of dark crystal malt.