Wynona's Big Brown Ale - Voodoo Brewing Company
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Reviews by jampics2:
4.08/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
22oz bottle into a snifter.
This beer poured a brown color with a bit of red around the edges. Opaque after it settles, which took a bit of time. A nice fluffy white head crowns the brown ale in style. Some good retention and lace are also noted.
Wynona's Big Brown Ale is a brown ale that almost crosses the line towards being a nutty porter IMO. There's some really nice roasted malt that gives a decadent and smooth chocolate smell, much like hot cocoa. Some well-integrated nuttiness is also noted. This has a nice, full nose but could stand to be a touch more expressive.
Luckily, the beer does bring the flavor. This tastes great! Sweet caramel and roasted malt come across like chocolate flavored sweetened coffee. Dark toffee and dark fruit are present in the climax of the taste. Then, a touch of bitterness subsides and this finishes with some great nuttiness. The Shorts PB&J beer had ruined nuttiness for me for a while now because of the way the peanuts and infection jelled into one taste, but this has such good flavor it's got me back on-board.
The beer is medium bodied with more than adequate carbonation. Too much carbonation. Sparkles like champagne. That's the big bummer here. If the carb was dialed down and the sparkle subsided, we'd be looking at one of my favorite new Brown Ales. As is, I'd give another vintage a shot the next time I'm out in PA. Another pretty impressive tasting beer from Voodoo!
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2010 21:58:18 | More by jampics2
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3.23/5 rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Not sure when or where I've first had this, but it's been a while, and I figured I'd review a bottle.
Poured into a Voodoo bell tulip, dark brown in color, with a finger of tan head that retained as a thick collar and laced the glass. Aroma of chocolate malts and caramel, some dark fruit notes going on as well. This beer can be a bit inconsistent I've found. This particular bottle I think may have been off. There was the typical characteristics of a brown ale here, dark malts, somewhat roasty, caramel sweetness, but also an underlying fruity taste that was sort of in the acetaldehyde / cidery range. Not really sure what was going on here, and it's been a while since I've had this beer, so I can't really compare it to past tastings. Medium body, pretty smooth, but again, a bit messy, off, inconsistent. Worth a try, but definitely not one of Voodoo's best.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2014 16:59:07 | More by Rifugium
Wynona's Big Brown Ale from Voodoo Brewing Company
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