Nut Roll Ale
Style: Brown Ale
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.5%
Merry Christmas Eve!
This week’s Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps’ Malt Monday beer review features another winter seasonal beer from Pennsylvania Brewing/Penn Brewery, their 2012 Nut Roll Ale. Penn’s new Nut Roll Ale was inspired by the popular eastern-European-style pastry made my so many “nanas” at holiday time. This spiced nut-brown ale is redolent with cinnamon and vanilla, a nutty character and a dry finish. With an ABV of 5.5% and IBUs of 20, Nut Roll Ale pairs beautifully with sweets or desserts. Available on draft, in 12-oz bottles and in Penn’s Gourmet Selection variety packs.
Saturday happened to be my birthday and I have to admit, this Giggles girl indulged a little too much while enjoying the birthday festivities with my husband. I woke up Sunday morning feeling not-so-great and the idea of reviewing a beer later in the evening in preparation for Monday’s review was not very appealing. Lucky for me I had Nut Roll Ale slated for review this week. This was an easy-to-drink beer and if it had been a different beer I am not sure I would have been able to complete the beer review.
I poured the Nut Roll Ale into a glass. The pour produced a small amount of caramel colored foam. The foam was not heavy and left minimal amount of lacing in the glass. The color was a rich, warm chestnut and I definitely smelled the cinnamon and maybe a little pecan.
The beer was delicious. Not heavy but not light either. This beer would pair beautifully with desserts. I nibbled on some fresh-baked Christmas cookies while sipping this beer and it was a perfect complement.
I have really enjoyed the selections from Penn Brewery and definitely recommend you add this brewery to your go-to lists. They clearly take the time to produce great quality beer and their selections have been a dream lovers dream.
Nut Roll Ale is GGG approved!
Disclaimer: The purpose of this review is to offer GGG readers an objective opinion so they can make an informed decision before buying this beer. This review was based on quality, flavor and overall taste. GGG will always deliver an honest and unbiased opinion. Penn Brewery provided samples for this review. These samples did not influence the opinion or review.