1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pig's Ear Brown Ale - Woodstock Inn Brewery

Not Rated.
Pig's Ear Brown AlePig's Ear Brown Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

335 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 335
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Medium bodied with a balance of roasted and crystal malts creating a hearty nutty flavor. Medium bitterness with a slightly sweet finish.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 09-02-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 335 | Reviews: 125 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dwyerol
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Blackpond
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Resuin
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JAFoley
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark amber body with three fingers of off-white head. Retention isn't the best but leaves nice foamy lacing.

S - Nutty, caramel, cherry and spices.

T - Tangier than I expected. The aroma was much darker than the flavors. Slight citrus hop, followed by strong astringent fruitiness.

M - Medium body with moderate/high carbonation. Somewhat thin and bordering on soda-like.

O - I really enjoyed this. It is a bit lighter than I tend to prefer but it's very drinkable. Definitely a good barbecue beer.

Photo of 311bulldog
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Drewteam
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Mmcdonald79
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of athomasPSU
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Vogey77
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a mug. The beer pours a clear brown hue with a little bit of mahogany color on the edges when held up to the light.
There is a tightly packed fizzy beige head of 1.5 cm that foams up and fades very slowly to a wispy surface layer that remains through the sampling.
Caramel and toffee malt with a little sweet chocolate mixed in on the nose. A little brown sugar too, no hops to be found anywhere.
First sip reveals an average body with average carbonation that tingles on my palate on each sip.
Flavor is what the nose advertises with a heavy malt profile with chocolate and brown sugar dominant and just a little earthy hop presence on the finish. This leaves just a bit of a bitterness on the end of each swallow.
A little dryness on my palate that encourages me to take another sip.
This is a nice easy clean drinkable brown ale, very easy to drink and interesting flavor, the lower alcohol makes this a very nice session beer.

Photo of berkshire413
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of earljones199
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of rdooley
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of smb71481
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Dougwillhike
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of TTTBeer
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Svendozen
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Brendog9
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Flounder57
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured an off white head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper brown color with a little clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Toasted, bready, nutty, grassy, and a little caramel.

Taste: Nice toasted malt flavor, bready, nutty, a little chocolate, molasses, caramel, and grassy malt bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, medium bodied, mild bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: I have enjoyed this a lot over the years and I had forgot how could it tasted. I'll have it more often.

Photo of Burt
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of vdub191
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Pig's Ear Brown Ale from Woodstock Inn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.