Wynona's Big Brown Ale - Voodoo Brewing Company
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Reviews by russwbeck:
4.5/5 rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A: Wynona pours out of the bottle a clear brown color and rests in my glass viscous brown. More than a finger of creamy brown head raises up and coats the side of the glass as it recedes, and it lasts forever. Bubbles race up the sides as well. Really nice looking American Brown.
S: Nuts, roast, caramel and roasted malts hit the nose big time. The roast and caramel are definitely the forefront, but the other aromas are not forgotten. I'm really impressed by the roast specifically. I've found it can be forgotten in this style.
T: The taste does not disappoint! This beer is much like a nice cup of coffee. Caramel malts provide the base for a huge assault of roast. The nutty aroma has taken a step back, but the balance between roast and malt is wonderful. Almost like a porter / brown ale combination. Hard to put this one down.
MF: Medium to thick body and rests on the palate nice and creamy. The carbonation is perfect for the size of this beer. Very drinkable, the alcohol is higher than I would expect, but it is hidden well.
O: This quickly became one of my favorite brown ales. This isn't a style I typically enjoy, but this beer really impresses me in all factors. I wish Voodoo had wider distribution! This should be coveted by all.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2012 22:52:59 | More by russwbeck
More User Reviews:
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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