Brewery – Listermann
Hazelnut Brown Ale
Chickow! Is to Cincinnati beer as the Carew Tower is to Cincinnati. It’s a staple of beer drinkers… or maybe I should add that it should be. The beer has celebrated its own holiday, and even a league of extraordinary drinkers that are in a club to celebrate its very existence. The original formula is just as popular as it’s many variants that you’ll see pop up at Listermann on draft and in bottles from time to time…
My Thoughts On Listermann Chickow!
Double Brown Ale doesn’t even begin to describe this fantastic beer. It pours a dark Mahogany color and holds a big light tan head that covers the glass in a thick sticky lace as you sip it down.
Aromas dance in a combined swirl of hazelnut, sweet chocolate and a hidden fruitiness that sits right behind it all providing a delicious olfactory complexity.
And the flavor… Oh the flavor. It sits all over your palate, with a sweet combination of nuttiness and chocolate filling the mouth with a flavor that is almost chewy and grainy. This is a beer that begs to be sipped at 10%, but goes down so easy that it proves itself to be quite the dangerous friend.