Thursday, January 21, 2010

Left Hand Brewing - Deep Cover Brown Ale

Deep Cover is a simple brown ale from Longmont, Colorado's Left Hand Brewing. It's part of their year-round selection and appears to be available in 26 states, but across the country. I hadn't tried this one before, but have had a few other Left Hand beers and liked what they offered.

4.4% ABV

A bit lighter than I expected. It has a bright copper color and a translucent appearance. Significant carbonation bubbles up into a
foamy, cream-color head which thins quickly and leaves light lacing.

It has a sticky malt aroma rich with raisins and brown sugar.

Taste & Feel
Despite the strong aroma, the flavors are a bit mild.  It has a thin body, but very energetic carbonation. The malts are light and sweet, with some apple and caramel flavors up front and a nutty  character in the finish.

This is an OK beer. I'm not blown away by it, but it's easy to drink and won't intimidate a craft brew rookie. Serve it to your friends that still drink the fizzy yellow stuff, and they just might transition to more flavorful ales.

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