75th Street Possum Trot Brown

One of my favoritest of favorite brown ales:

Basic Info:
Name:
Possum Trot Brown
Origin: 75th Street Brewery, Kansas City, MO
Style: American Brown Ale
ABV: not listed
IBU: not listed
I drank this: on tap at 75th Street Brewery, KC, MO

This lovely beer is a cloudy dark brown with no real head. Frankly, I don’t care about the head on a brown ale – they never have a particularly good texture, so I always end up feeling like it’s in the way of the beer underneath. It smells like malts and toasted nuts.

The flavor of this beer is all nutty malts with a hint of hoppy bitterness running underneath. It’s one of those things where I can taste nuts as a specific flavor, but couldn’t narrow it down to a specific sort of nut – like it’s not really ‘walnuts’ or ‘peanuts’ so much as it is ‘essence of nuts’ or something like that. The hops are there more to balance the ale and keep it from getting too sweet than to try to give it an actual bitter flavor.

The aftertaste is slightly sour (but not, for once, in a bad way), nutty and malty. It lingers for a moment before disappearing altogether, making this a supremely easy beer to drink with all kinds of food.

Overall, this is one of my favorite brown ales ever. Would that 75th Street would find the room to bottle this stuff and have enough room to keep from running out of their stout, which they’ve been out of every time I’ve gone in the past few months, which in turn makes me a sad panda. This brown is absolutely glorious.

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About Kim

Kim spends a lot of time writing, thinking about writing, reading, writing more and dealing with writer's block. When she's not writing, she might be found having a beer. She often combines the writing experience with the beer experience. The combination tends to lead to more creativity but significantly impaired spelling.
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