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Downtown Smoky Brown - Gardner Ale House

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Downtown Smoky Brown
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Reviews: 3
Hads: 7
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Gardner Ale House
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale | 5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 04-21-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 7
Reviews by VelvetExtract:
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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25


A-Pours a dark brown with nearly no head.

S-Definitely picking up some smoke. It's not very excessive but it's there. The rest is mostly just sweet brown maltiness.

T-Mildly smoky throughout. Some brown sugar and chocolate with caramel as well. A little dark fruitiness.

M-Flat, casky feel that I enjoy. Lighter bodied.

O-Always down to try some cask beer. The smokiness wasn't too intense thankfully.

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Photo of nimrodblack
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am a simple guy. If you like browns this is a neat change to the regular brown beer. Enough smoke is picked up to make this distinctive. I could have 2 of these but that is about it. The smoke becomes less noticeable after the first draft. I have never taken it home in the growler.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Screw-top growler filled at the brewpub.

First stein pours with a 1/2" beige head, over the quite cloudy orangey brown brew. Head is transient, with sticky lasting lace. Aroma is rich and worty.

Taste follows the nose upfront with the hearty grains, smokey in the middle, and balanced through the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, like most all Gardner brews, and drinkability is great. I really need to get up there more often.

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Photo of JKV96
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of NEhophead
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of harrynuggs
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Downtown Smoky Brown from Gardner Ale House
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.