Papa’s Beard tasting notes
Jakobsland Papa’s Beard is a Brown Ale brewed with rooibos and oats. Pours reddish-brown with a small white head. Aroma with hints of chocolate, toasted malt and bread. Flavour is spicy, with medium sweetness and bitterness, and a sweet finish. A good dense Brown Ale.
English Brown Ales are itself a very varied category, ranging from lighter and hoppy to darker and more caramel and roasted beers. Their American counterparts tend to be more hoppy. Malts used are caramel and chocolate, and hops varieties are mostly English. It is a more malty style than British Bitters, and less roast than English Porters, and with less sweetness than London Brown Ales.