Enter in the BBQ Pulled Pork from Exit 87 Barbeque in Jackson, TN. Succulent & moist pork with a sweet & savory bark. You can actually taste a little bit of sweet smoke in the meat. Add in their signature sauce that was full of flavors such molasses, spice & a little heat & you have a recipe for success.
Why did I choose a Dubbel? Well, first.....'Murica. Next, I look at the level of roasting of the meat. Since it was BBQ, I decided that would be a fine pairing to a beer of medium body, amber to brown color, & some sweetness. Dubbels are usually full of flavors such as dark fruit & caramel, & seeing as the meat had sweet, smokey & savory elements, I decided upon Straight to Ale Brother Joseph.
Did it hit all those targets: sweet, smokey & savory? YES! The caramel, fig, raisin flavors of the malts complemented the sweetness of the meat's bark & also the sauce, allowing the natural flavors of the pork to barge their way thru the palate and become center stage. The sweetness of the malt was also a nice backboard to the smokiness of the meat. They played very well off each other. Finally, Dubbels have more effervescence than other beers, so the carbonation of this ale lifted the fat off the tongue making way for the pork flavors & preparing my palate for another bite. Don't worry, I didn't forget the cole slaw & baked beans! They didn't miss out on this one. They also enjoyed getting to know the Dubbel.
Absolutely enjoyed this beer. I hope you grab yourself a 6-pack soon. Other meals I would recommend trying this with would be pork chops, a medium- rare steak, or ribs. Definitely ribs with a heavy sauce. A raspberry-jalapeno sauce maybe? I smell a blog post coming soon....*no pun intended*. Cheers!
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