I mentioned yesterday that I tried Rogue Brutal Bitter. We had made a trip to Lebanon, NH to meet up with my folks for lunch. I had no expectations of finding good beer, so I didn’t come prepared with my camera. A cell phone pic will have to suffice.
The pub we hit up was a fantastic little joint – Salt Hill Pub. The bar has an Irish theme. Looks like it is the place to be if you’re in the Lebanon area. Great food and lots of local beers on tap. Every month they have a special guest beer on tap. The Rogue was said guest beer for November.
The Brutal Bitter, as the name implies, is of the bitter beer style.
Side note: I learned something new today. The style “bitter” is actually just an English term for pale ale. Interesting…
Anyhow, on to the review itself. It’s pretty straightforward:
* Not brutally bitter at all
* Actually fairly mild (60-something international bitter units)
* Mostly floral hops, with a mild piney finish
Summary: For someone who doesn’t like a ton of hop action, I really liked this beer. Had I not been driving I would have had more than one of these puppies!