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Bufflehead Brown Ale - Flathead Lake Brewing Company

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Bufflehead Brown Ale
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flathead Lake Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: joemcgrath27 on 03-01-2012)
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Reviews by Murrhey:
Photo of Murrhey
2.6/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Half a finger khaki head with low retention. Leaves a nice ring around the edge. Dark mahogany color with high clarity.

S- Chocolate and caramel malts. Slightly sweet. Not much else is ringing out.

T- Semi-sweet semi-bitter maltiness. Chocolate. Nothing much else here. Not bad, but plain. Maybe a bit acrid.

M- Biting carbonation, dry, smoky finish.

O- I was hoping for more, but this isn't terrible. Below average.

Murrhey, Jan 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

juicebox, Aug 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

stallion_air21, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - near black solid colour, tall mocha head dissipated slowly leaving some random lacing
S - toffee, dark chocolate, light fruity and nutty with a heat of alcohol
T - roasty and espresso malt flavours dominate, lighter caramel and chocolate aromas, subtle candied fruitiness and burnt sugars
M - medium to light body, somewhat on the thin side with a slightly dry finish
O - this is a tough one because it is tasty and easy drinking, but everything about it screams 'porter' rather than brown ale. Worth a try just to see for yourself.

joemcgrath27, Mar 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

elkinbrown, May 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Jameswoody, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Flathead_Monster, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

elektronen, Oct 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

mcneels, May 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

thebigredone, May 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

neckbeered, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of archyquaffer
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker. A moderate pour produces about 3/4 inch of tan head that contrasts nicely with the deep reddish brown color of the beer. The head sticks to the sides for awhile, leaving wispy, isolated pinwheel galaxies floating on the dark void...

Plenty of pungent malt aromas-flavors in this one, with a distinctive nuttiness. Also a bit of caramel, and maybe a very slight taste of something weedy- rather like lake vegetation (call it the power of suggestion!)- this is more apparent in the aroma. Very clean in the aftertaste, with just a touch of fruitiness. The beer doesn't have much hop flavor- not even of the earthy variety, but I find it very pleasant nonetheless. A fairly creamy mouthfeel is apparent.

I was very pleasantly surprised by this brown, and I think it compares rather well with some of the very best out there in terms of a malt forward profile (the nuttiness is especially appreciated). A wee bit more hops would be recommended, however.

archyquaffer, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Sark
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber

Appearance- almost non-existant head with light beige around the edges, deep red-brown

Smell- sweet notes of toffee and caramel, light hop aromas

Taste- Nutty, caramel notes with a sweet malt base

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and smooth

Overall- mild mannered and easy drinking

Sark, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

kmk1503, Apr 09, 2013
Bufflehead Brown Ale from Flathead Lake Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.