In this winter beer blog, we are go to sample beers from Natty Greene’s Brewing for the first it. We are going to try this winter ale and next day it will be their flagship ale, which is Southern Pale Ale. Natty Greene’s Brewing was founded in 2004 by Chris Lester and Kayne Fisher. They are located in Greensboro, North Carolina in the downtown area. They brought aboard Scott Christoffel as their Head Brewer. They are fastest growing brewery in the United States and cause them to open two more breweries in the state. Let us get into this winter red ale.
It has a clear ruby red color with a constant light tan color head. The smell has a cinnamon to light orange notes. The taste has a nice malty warm winter welcome and turns into a nice orange and cinnamon aftertaste with hints of spice of ginger. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
The Red Nose Winter Ale is a deliciously festive beer that’s crafted to complement the colder season. Red Nose begins as classic American Red Ale, a beer that’s slightly sweeter than an Amber, then, plenty of caramel malts, spice, and just enough hops are added for balance. Fresh ginger gives a nice bite, orange peel add tartness, and cinnamon brings in a clean, spicy note. Together, they’re a perfect complement to the sweet, malty foundation of the Red Ale.
Here is a description from their website (www.nattygreenes.com):
Brewer’s Notes For Red Nose, we start with a classic American red ale, a beer that’s slightly sweeter than an amber, made with plenty of caramel malts and just enough hops for balance. Then, we bring in a spice profile that supports the aroma of the beer. Fresh ginger gives Red Nose a nice bite. A bit of orange peel adds tartness, and cinnamon brings in a clean and spicy top note. Together, they’re a perfect complement to the sweet, malty foundation of the red ale.This is a beer that’s crafted to complement your holiday meals and celebrations. Like the season, it’s festive, warm-hearted, companionable – and meant to be shared with your favorite folks.
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In the end, I am always looking to try new beers that I have never had. I decided to join a Beer of the Month. It is deliveried to my house once a month. In my first month, I received two different beers from Natty Greene’s Brewing. Red Nose is their seasonal and is well balanced. I enjoyed the nice tasting notes from this red ale and other spices. It is different and I would trade for it next winter season. It taste almost like Frankenmuth Christmas Town Ale from Michigan. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser