Beer & Chips Pairing: Sun Chips French Onion & New South Brewing Waccamaw Red Ale

Beer & Chips Pairing: Sun Chips French Onion & New South Brewing Waccamaw Red Ale, 5.8% ABV, Sun Chips are a Frito-Lay brand. New South Brewing Red Ale I have previously reviewed and that can be seen here. Sun Chips French Onion are darker yellow color, have a wave shape to them and have tiny flecks of onion. They have a slight onion aroma to the with a light wafting of potato and the flavor is not pronounced with French onion as you would think. There is just enough to know that French Onion is there with some nice but light potato flavor and plenty of crunch to them. The beer counters the French Onion flavor with its bold hoppy flavor. The red ale and this French Onion chips do not pair well with one another. This pairing gets a D-, but the chips are not bad on their own so I give Sun Chips French Onion a B. The flavor of the beer overpower the flavors of these chips and that big beer flavor sticks. Don’t try these together, have a nice amber ale or a German Altbier with Sun Chips French Onion. Please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

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