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Brown Bird Brown Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Brown Bird Brown AleBrown Bird Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%


Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named after the little birds that fly by the brewery looking for grain after the weather turns cold, this was originally to be a Fall/Winter seasonal. Clearly we underestimated the market for this smooth and malty brown ale, and we have decided to keep it for year round enjoyment.

(Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 05-02-2012)
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Reviews by davey101:
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davey101

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a light brown color, somewhere between murky and clear with visible carbonation rising. Pour yielded a one finger high light tan head which fizzles away to some thin edging. No real retention to speak of.

S - Roasty and toasty. Lightly roasted malts with a nice nuttiness to it. A touch of brown sugar sweetness with no hop presence at all.

T - Really great balance of light roastiness and sweetness with a lingering nuttiness on the finish. Slightly metallic aftertaste. Mouth feel is thin bodied with decent carbonation.

O - Pretty simplistic and one dimensional. On one hand its a very average brown ale, on the other hand its a tasty and enjoyable session beer. 4.8% abv? Hell yeah! I enjoyed this Captain offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 02:21:19 | More by davey101
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3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
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Ruby brown amber color with a small beige head. Gentle carbs.
Appearance is rather dull looking.
Aroma is pleasent with some roasted malts. There is also some sutle nuts too in the aroma.
There is a sweetness too.
The taste is involving with a hint of roasted malts and bready grains and... do I detect some smokiness.
An engaging beer and a beer with some character.

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A: Chestnut brown with 1-finger of beige head with decent retention but only spotty lacing.

S: Chocolate and prune-raisin aromas are strongest with some herbal and soft citrus and floral aromas.

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M: A little too spritzy on the carbonation but good medium body.

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Brown Bird Brown Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.