After a great day yesterday, hitting 4 microbreweries in St. Louis, I’m in Columbia, MO today for a golf tournament. We’ve already had a long day with a ton of Bud Select on the course, and now we’re out for a few beers at Broadway Brewery. For my first beer, I had the Broadway Brewery APA, but didn’t realize that I had already done a review of that beer when I was in town for the same golf tournament last year.
Location: On tap at Broadway Brewery in Columbia, MO.
Numbers: ~ 5% ABV, ~ 150 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: The deep brown color was slightly hazy and had a tan creamy head with some soapy looking bubbles in it. There was noticeably nutty and caramel malty aroma to it, along with a hint of floral hops.
Taste & Feel: It had a smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel from the head on it, along with a fairly light body. There was a sweet caramel, almost toffee like flavor up front, followed by a caramel nuttiness in the middle. Along with the nuttiness came a bit of a biscuity and roasty flavor as well. The finish was somewhat dry with a slight bit of bitter hoppiness coming through.
Food Pairing: This could easily go nicely with BBQ, as the sweetness and nuttiness would go perfectly with it. I also think it would go very nicely with a burger, steak, or other beef dish.
Overall Impression: This was truly a “nut” brown ale, as it had a pretty pronounced nutty aroma and flavor to it. I thought it also had a good, complex malty flavor with caramel, toffee, biscuity, and roasty flavors in it. These flavors came together in a smooth, very drinkable beer that I would love to have when I make it back to Columbia for a football game this fall.