The Independent Bar Tampa keeps several Lost Coast brews cycling on tap, and Fall to Wintertime brings us Winterbraun, Lost Coast Brewry's take on an English Brown Ale.
6.5% ABV keeps things reasonable, and roasted chocolate and caramel malts give it a rich taste. Czech Saaz Hops contribute to a spiced flavor and aroma.
But how does it taste? Excellent. An easy to drink brown ale, it lacks the cloistering sweetness that some of the higher alcohol content seasonal offerings tend to have, and finishes clean in the mouth, without a strong after taste.
The pour is medium brown, and sits lighter in the mouth than you would expect from this sort of ale, It has a nice light carbonation that pours a small white head, and adds to the taste, and the silky mouth feel.
A very drinkable English Brown Ale. Available on tap while it lasts at the Independent Bar Tampa.
Awards: Silver Medal 1998 World Beer Championship