This week’s Beers of the Week were brewed by J.J. Bitting Brewing Company in Woodbridge, NJ. Click here to see what I thought about my visit.
Victoria’s Golden Ale (4.5% alcohol): This American Blond Ale pours muted yellow with a thin, white head that evaporates fairly quickly, but does leave some lacing. The aroma consists of light malts, hops and a bit of citrus. Victoria’s Golden Ale is light, crisp, smooth and refreshing. I picked up some breadiness and a subtle sweetness in the overall flavor. I was disappointed at how thin this beer was, but it’s a good session beer that will easily pair with anything on the menu.
Nut Brown Ale (4.5 % alcohol): This English Brown Ale pours a toffee brown with a frothy tan head that lingers. It has a sweet, toasted nutty aroma with some molasses and malt undertones. The same sweet, toasted nuttiness carries over to this brew’s overall flavor, but is balanced out with a slight bitterness from the hops. Nut Brown Ale is a bit rich and filled me up somewhat. If you’re coming to chow down at J.J. Bitting, you may want to opt for a different brew.
Tip: I sampled the W.H.A.L.E.S IPA and it was incredibly smooth. I will definitely order a full pint of this the next time I’m in Woodbridge!