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Wynona's Big Brown Ale - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Wynona's Big Brown AleWynona's Big Brown Ale

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very good

222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 14
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
his is named after a song that sparked the idea to make this ale. Brown ales seem to be there, but not really there, do you know what I mean? Well that won't be the mistake with Wynona! Voodooed out this style and add more that's what we say. Hoppy and smooth hints of chocolate and tons of brown malt to let you know it's there. Try the brown, You'll be Happy You Did!!

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006)
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-14-2011 16:11:02 | More by thebouch01
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PappyVanWink

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I took this Big Brown Beer & I stuck it up in the air, I said sure do love this Big Brown Beer & I wish I did have a pair.

A- Well It's Beaver Brown of course.

S- Smells like Seven Layers, (it'd go good with TacoBell) some nice Hops on the nose.

T- It's like a normal Brown ale on steroids, you can taste the malty backbone but the hops are all over this too.

M- Creammmmyyyy

O- Great Beer, only problem was it went too fast!

The Rib & Chop House in town has this on tap, it's my go to beer to have with Steak.
Drank this with Rex, Lou & his old baboon...

Drink it,
It's Good,
Pappy Says So!

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 22:01:30 | More by PappyVanWink
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JamesS

Indiana

4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a great deep brown with fantastic head and nice lacing. Excellent deep scent, very dark and malty. A wonderful ent-draught with fantastic deep malt flavors, earthy and dark, with a slight hint of nuttiness. Goes down thick and great, with no hint of it's high (for a brown ale) ABV. Fantastic!

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2009 14:39:50 | More by JamesS
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

01-30-2014 01:50:35 | More by hollywood_15063
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alltakn

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

05-28-2013 18:12:56 | More by alltakn
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Paymygasbill77

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a beer mug. This beer pours a Very dark reddish-brown with a decent light brown head. Nice Lacing.

S: Molasses or brown sugar. This really smells great! It made me want to drink it.

T: Molasses and chocolate malt flavors up front that lingers and blends nicely with the mildly bitter finish. This beer is not too sweet and not too dry; very well balanced.

M: Full bodied and almost creamy at times.

O: This is a well-crafted brown ale that pulls you in and makes you want more. I find it to be very well balanced and flavorful. If you like a American-style brown ale this one is for you!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 17:51:46 | More by Paymygasbill77
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Auburn brown body good clarity, topped by a fluffy three fingers of light beige froth. Nice lace.

Exceptional aroma of coffee, chocolate, and nuts.

Taste is nutty, with a big chunk of dark chocolate floating in some cafe au lait.

Smooth and silky mouthfeel. Very nice drinking.

A big thumbs up to this big brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 05:42:07 | More by RonfromJersey
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dug_of_war

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-03-2013 01:06:41 | More by dug_of_war
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beerman999999

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-23-2014 18:13:07 | More by beerman999999
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-08-2014 21:18:46 | More by Drew88
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

03-07-2012 00:06:01 | More by mscott1975
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DRex

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

03-26-2012 23:37:27 | More by DRex
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russwbeck

Virginia

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
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bcostner1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-17-2013 23:12:31 | More by bcostner1
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SamuelJackson45

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Very dark chocolate brown look.

S- Smell of bittersweet chocolate with a slit hint of coffee from the malt.

T-Taste of mild hops and bittersweet chocolate.

M- Very moist creamy and smooth. The bittersweet malt linger through out the sip.

D- I must say this is a tasty beer. A worth another bottle.

Cheers...

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 04:02:37 | More by SamuelJackson45
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vande

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - a deep, dark mahogany color that upon the initial pour has a thicker looking head that vanishes quickly leaving a light lacey after affect

s - coco and brown sugar [can it be?]...Malty, caramel, sweetness....if only all browns could smell this scrumptious.

t - wow. Good stuff! Coco powder, toffee, chocolate covered nutty goodness...This is a brown Ale I could get used to [if I could get more...] damn....

m - lighter to medium bodied, sort of evaporates into your palate leaving a pleasant memory behind....even somewhat of a smoky after affect?

o - a Great Brown ale... One I would definitely drink again. And a again.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 04:01:52 | More by vande
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this about a month ago in a 12 oz bottle.

A - Poured a mahogany deep brown with an inch of head. Pretty nice.

S - I can smell caramel, toffee, and cinnamon

T - Not a bad Brown ale. More bitter than expected. Taste is great with the caramel and toffee flavors with bitter finish. Pretty nice.

M - Pretty medium bodied and full of flavor.

D - Well not the best brown ale I ever had but still highly drinkable. Pretty nice brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 06:05:53 | More by DrDemento456
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, nearly opaque brown. Like some other Voodoo brews this is overcarbonated so it has a massive tan head that takes awhile to settle. Eventually settles to a thick lace but doesn't leave much stick.

Smells of roasted nuts, brown sugar, cocoa powder, molasses, and some fruity hops. I'm digging this smell.

Taste is very nutty with a mocha flavor, as well. Also some cocoa and brown sugar sweetness. I didn't get the mocha in the nose but it's here in a big way in the taste. Ample fruity hop flavor and some hop bitterness that mingles with the roasty nutty flavor through the finish.

This one has a medium to full body but the carbonation is a little too aggressive. It would complement the beer better if it were softer.

I am a sucker for a big, flavorful brown ale and this one does the trick big time.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2008 01:34:55 | More by number1bum
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Seanibus

California

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep rich brown with a gigantic fluffy head - a very welcoming looking beer. The head drops fairly quickly to thick lacing. The aroma is powerful - rich and roasted, woody and almost a little coffee-like. This draws you into the warm, rich, woody flavor - it tastes like being in front of a roaring fire at a ski lodge. There is relatively little caramel, as one might expect from a beer this dark. Instead it really is more roasted and smokey - in fact, this tastes as if there might be a bit of smokes malt sneaked there for effect. If not, it is a wonderful application of roasted dark malts. There are hits of dark chocolate, coffee, and smoked barbecue. The mouthfeel is creaky on the tongue, but extremely dry on the finish, highlighting the smoky effect of the beer.

Very tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 22:00:31 | More by Seanibus
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Murky brown with a short livid khaki head. Some particles are floating but not excessively so, an unfiltered brown ale by the looks of it.

Smell: Malty, some piney hops. Caramel, light espresso.

Taste: A robust beer with a strong roasted presence. Caramel, coffee, toffee and chocolate nibs are all there for the taking. Hops are there lending an earthy bitterness to round everything out. Intensely flavorful and satisfying, the best tasting brown ale I've had.

Mouthfeel: Fuller bodied, smooth and somewhat crisp with a small hop bite.

Drinkability: A nice big brown ale that could be a staple for me. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 21:49:44 | More by Stinkypuss
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beergod1

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow...and to think this brewery is only 30 min. from my house. This is a class brewery, and this is a big American Brown Ale, Malty, hint of creamy Chocolate, and nutty. Med. body, and a nice finish, maybe a splash of hop on that finish? The rest of the beer from this brewery is also pretty good, but those I had on tap, Wynona's was from a bottle. upick6 in Erie PA has these regularly on tap and in bottles.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 23:40:14 | More by beergod1
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Wasatch

Utah

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to jwc215 for this brew.

Pours a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, very nice thick, creamy, one-finger tannish head, which leaves some nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, nice roastiness, toffee/caramel. The taste is malty, slightly bitter, roasty, with nice notes of toffee/caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a very tasty brew, Thanks Joe.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2008 23:26:07 | More by Wasatch
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a clear reddish brown color with a short 1" head falls quickly. Nice lacing paints the glass during the session.

Smell: caramel and chocolate tones are mild but pleasant.

Taste: caramel, chocolates, prune sweetness, and some soft roasted nuttiness are the main flavor components. Nice bitterness brings the sweetness back in check.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Smooth from start to finish. Aftertaste is brief as the flavors leave the mouth quickly.

Drinkability: nice flavorful beer that several pints can be consumed in a session. I enjoyed two bombers in one evening with interest level high at the start and the end.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 12:27:26 | More by Gavage
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gestyr

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22Oz bomber into a schooner.

A: Pours a deep mahogany with red highlights when held to the light. Head is tan, viscous and long lasting.

S: Malty, roasty, caramel, slight bit of dark fruit, hops

T: Nice. A good balance between the malts, the caramel, the roastiness and the bitterness which appears last.

M: Nice medium body. Very creamy feeling. No carbonation sting but you know it is carbonated.

O: A very enjoyable beer. A good representation of the style. Would pair very nicely with a beef stew and some sharp cheddar cheese.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 00:19:45 | More by gestyr
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dogfishandi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to PittRooney for this bottle and many others!

12 oz bottle pulled from the fridge allowed to warm up for 20 minutes or so, poured into an imperial pint glass. 12/10 written in marker on the cap.

pours out a nice dark brown color, almost a little ruby red when held to the light. fairly clear body. big 2-3 fingers of light tan colored head off of the pour that faded to a thick, creamy, retentive layer. some nice sticky lace.

the aroma is mostly that of light roasted malt and coffee. some very light fruits behind all the malt and maybe just a touch metallic and a touch of bakers chocolate.

a very nice taste. a nice balance between sweet and bitter. lots of lightly roasted malt, brown malt, and coffee at the forefront. some bakers chocolate, light fruits, and kind of an earthy hop at the finish with a little bitterness.

medium bodied, maybe just a little more body than your average brown, but i welcome it. i wouldve never guessed 7.3%.

a solid brown ale, coffee flavors and brown malt are the the highlights here. bigger and better than your average brown. if your ever have the chance to try this, i definatly suggest you do.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 02:18:41 | More by dogfishandi
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Wynona's Big Brown Ale from Voodoo Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.