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Doryman's Dark Ale - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Doryman's Dark AleDoryman's Dark Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 04-21-2003

14 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 5.8% by volume
Bitterness: 42 IBU
Color: 33 lovibond
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 64
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by July 27, 2014.

It pours brown with reddish highlights, a good 2 finger head of foam that shrinks slowly, leaving almost a complete layer on top of the beer.

The smell is a mix of roasted malt, a hoppy bitterness that almost borders on being fruity, and some notes of sweet malt.

In the taste, there seems to be a nice balance amongst the smells I noted above. It's very smooth and tasty and very easy to drink. I just reviewed another Brown Ale that was more assertive with the hop bitterness and I liked it a lot, but this is JUST as enjoyable, in different ways.

On the light side of medium bodied, on the lower side of medium carbonation, the mouthfeel is good.

A very nice well made brown Ale. I enjoyed it.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Quite a tall head in the Pilsner-style glass and the brew is a handsome chestnut color. Excellent retention on the whipped-cream foam. Plenty of suds in the mouth with a tangy carbonation. Not much aroma.

Moderate malt body. Roasty, toasty flavors with a dry bitter edge. Flavor is on the grainy side. Some sharp sensations of nearly blackened malt and acidic hops. Some may like the edgier style, but I don't get much hop flavor. Some caramel in the bitterness with a persistent herbal aftertaste.

This is drinkable enough, but for me it's a scratchy and bitter brew with harsher nip. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

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3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich, nutty-brown hue with a haze-free body and a light effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy tan foam; overall, a nice-looking beer.

Smell: relatively mild aroma of sweetish malt with a very light graininess and some light floral notes. Not bad, but a bit subtle for my taste.

Taste: lightly bready, biscuity malt with a bit of caramel character in the mix. Little hop character, although there's plenty of bitterness to balance this brew out. Again, objectively it's OK, but the biscuity character doesn't suit my palate.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and a nice, rich texture.

Overall: definitely not my favorite brew from Pelican, but it's a decent brown ale which is worth a shot. It didn't particularly float my boat, but if you like browns this one should at least be tried.

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Doryman's Dark Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.