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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

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
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:
14 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 5.8% by volume
Bitterness: 42 IBU
Color: 33 lovibond

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 04-21-2003)
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-02-2012 20:09:23 | More by Dunkelhund
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-14-2012 22:43:44 | More by Brushkanna
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gkunkle

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light brown color with an off white head. The retention is decent. Nose is floral and a bit of chocolate. The taste starts with a roasted flavor, then I get some citrus hops, followed by a more chocolate finish. This is more hoppy than I expected for a brown ale, but I think they made a really interesting beer. Mouthfeel is a little lighter than average for brown ales. Well made beer pelican, this would be a fantastic autum beer for a hop fan.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2012 17:25:52 | More by gkunkle
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from 22oz bottle into imperial pint glass

A-almost a burnt orange color with about a two finger head that left some lacing as it faded to a small cap

S-some piney hops when I first poured into the glass but that seems to have faded away and now it is a faint carmel smell

T-some chocolate and carmel but not much and then it has a piney hop finish

M-good carbonation medium bodied

O-good but not great, I would probably have it again if I get the chance but won't necessarily seek it out

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 12:40:03 | More by tvv375ia
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draheim

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle (October) poured into a tulip. Pours a ruby/mahogany w/ a nice khaki head that settles slowly, leaves plenty of lacing.

Aroma is dark sweet malt, molasses, chocolate. Faint but enticing.

Taste is a nice, simple combination of dark crystal malt and bittering hops to balance things out. Not getting any of the chocolate notes I detect in the aroma. Clean and crisp.

Really smooth, drinkable. A little prickly but satisfying, medium-bodied.

Overall brown ales aren't generally my thing but I liked this one, for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 06:03:16 | More by draheim
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piclee

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-04-2012 01:54:59 | More by piclee
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-28-2012 07:58:32 | More by shelby415
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MADhombrewer

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-28-2012 00:52:30 | More by MADhombrewer
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jtosch

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-27-2012 23:12:07 | More by jtosch
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johnhenryconway


3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-21-2012 10:30:05 | More by johnhenryconway
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared with Alucard4

Look: Dark brown with red highlights and a 1/2 inch tan head and very good retention and some spotty lacing

Smell: Light dark fruit and caramel nose. It is a bit weak however

Taste: Taste is a bit more potent than the nose. A bit of raisin upfront which is backed up by a nice caramel sweetness finishes with a nice nutty coffee note

Mouthfeel: Just under a medium body with mild carbonation

Overall: A good brown ale for sure with a high drinkability would never turn this one down

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 18:29:20 | More by DarthKostrizer
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-26-2012 19:11:55 | More by rogerthegill
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-25-2012 12:46:02 | More by whartontallboy
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ehammond1


4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via online
Thanks, http://www.yourlittlebeachtown.com/store!

A gorgeous color of dark orange, caramel, amber, and brown, getting lighter and lighter toward the thinner stem of the glass. Thick, persistent light brown head that leaves the glass just covered in messy lace. Perfect.

Biscuity aroma, with a bit of sweetness, and some earthy hops. Simple and accessible.

A flavorful brown ale with lots of biscuity malt character, earthy yet bright hops, and a touch of cinnamon like spice and caramel sweetness. Complex for a brown, though simple enough to be highly drinkable.

Incredibly full mouthfeel, especially per the style. My biggest complaint with most browns is of a thin, watery body, but this one succeeds more than admirably! Creamy. Incredible drinkable.

A delicious, even complex brown ale. Happy to drink this anytime.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 02:53:49 | More by ehammond1
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hannaho

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-05-2012 21:09:26 | More by hannaho
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WertMaker

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-02-2012 03:37:53 | More by WertMaker
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-02-2012 00:22:29 | More by CoryR
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

caramel color brown with just enough light getting through to give it a sort of off reddish tint. The smallish tan head quickly faded and left behind only traces of itself. The aroma itself was lightly smoked almost, full of roasted malts and a touch of caramel. The flavor was light bodied but nicely roasted with a touch of a bittering finish and a flavor full of earthy grain like tones. A nice subtle bread like base was quaintly masked underneath. Overall this was a decent brown ale. It was nothing spectacular, but I do not think it was designed to be, but rather it was a very nice interpretation of the style. I could see myself drinking this on a session basis as it was very nice

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 02:53:57 | More by mikesgroove
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joefc

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-05-2011 00:30:05 | More by joefc
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-23-2011 23:12:12 | More by Neffbeer
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-15-2011 17:36:34 | More by bpfrush
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billshmeinke

California

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown/amber hue. Two fingers of off white head. Really nice lacing and retention.

Earthy and herbal hop presence in the nose, a touch nutty as well.

Sweet toasted bread, a bit nutty, earthy and herbal tones. Solid slightly piney bitterness on the finish.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, smooth. Spot on.

Really solid brown ale overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 23:50:54 | More by billshmeinke
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really like this brew... had to look up the info:

Brewing Specs

Style: American-Style Brown Ale
Gravity: 14 degrees Plato
ABV: 6.2%
Bitterness: 42 IBU
Color: Dark Red-Brown

Ingredients

Pale Ale malt
White Wheat malt
Caramel malt
Chocolate malt
Magnum hops
Cascade hops
Mt. Hood hops

The citrus from the cascades is very subtle, so it's not in your face American. The floral aroma from the cascade & Mt. Hood works really well with the malt. Very refined, almost nobel-like. Smooth moderate body from the quality malt, off-dry finish. It packs a lot of flavour, but I wouldn't have guessed it was this strong.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2011 03:59:59 | More by Derek
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brought a bottle back from a recent trip to Oregon. Drank it July 22, reviewed from notes.

Pours medium amber brown, amber at the edges. The color of whiskey. Surprisingly clear for how dark it is. One-finger tan head with average lacing and retention.

Smell is fairly malt and slightly sweet, a bit sugary. Smooth and well-balanced.

Taste starts out malty and full of caramel. A little bit of roast, slight smoke flavors, then a transition to a nice earthy hop back-end. Finish is long and balanced.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, a bit thinner than most brown/dark ales. Medium-high carbonation. Very smooth.

Malty and slightly sweet, with a nice hop finish. A really nicely balanced, smooth, tasty ale. Nothing flashy, but everything about it is quite good.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 03:47:12 | More by zeledonia
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HugePlume

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a pint

A- A dark cola-brown topped with a 1 finger off white head with good retention. A good amount of light passes through, this is not an extremely dark ale. Fair lacing, Many small bubbles intensely rise off the bottom of the glass at first.

S- Not much nose, just a light whiff of toasted malts.

T- Deep roasted malt flavor, and a slight sweetness. Slight hop bitterness comes through in the middle, but the finish is more of the rich malt. Much more flavor than you would expect based on looks alone owing the lighter color.

M- Full body offset by curiously intense carbonation. It works though, giving a clean finish.

O- Very drinkable deep roasted malt ale of interesting appearance and genuine flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 02:56:16 | More by HugePlume
Doryman's Dark Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.