Wolaver's Brown Ale - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
4.18/5 rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Served on-tap at the Red Door, Watertown, Conn.
A: Poured a dark copper brown with bright ruby highlights and a thick head of one-finger sized white foam.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, a little toasted nut and some piney hop resins.
T: Tastes smooth, nutty and oaky at first, but there is a distinct hop character to this brew as well. Sweet, toasted caramel malt with a solid dose of hazelnut, or something similar. The great piney hop bite, albeit brief, was a nice surprise.
M: Mouthfeel is medium and rich, slightly creamy, but not a real hassle to put down.
D: Became better as it warmed a bit, and a nice ABV for a brown ale. This is more suited for the cooler fall and winter months, as it's not exactly a refresher. But, it;s a solid brown ale and a must have at the Red Door.
Very nice for an English brown, and a nice added alcohol kick to boot! Not exactly a classic version, but leave it to Americans to take a style and hop it up. Plus, it's organic, so you can drink with a clear conscience and a clouded sense of judgment.
Serving type: on-tap
01-17-2008 05:38:59 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.51/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pint glass pour is pale amber/brown, orange highlights, hazy. Off-white head retains very well. Scent is dessert-y, definitely on the sweet side, improves nicely with warmth. Caramel and brown sugar mostly, with some light cocoa, vanilla, nutty malts and bread.
Taste is less sweet but plainer, offering mostly caramel, nutty malts, bread, light roast and some leafy hops there as well. Slight off/medicinal tastes. The mouthfeel is a pretty thin and highly carbonated for the style but not really a bother.
Not bad but lacking some flavor and body, the scent was good.
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2013 00:42:49 | More by Chico1985
Wolaver's Brown Ale from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
80 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.