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Pub Brown Ale - Sprecher Brewing Company

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Pub Brown AlePub Brown Ale

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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002)
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Reviews by jackndan:
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jackndan

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pub Ale: From Sprecher, in the traditional 16 oz bottle. I’d not have guessed that this is a brown ale, but when I poured it out, it seemed to be pretty close to the mark. Very little head on this brew, very little carbonation, and no lacing. Perfectly clear.

The aroma is clean, and light, with a bit of toffee and malts.

The tastes are extremely malty, as what one would expect from a brown ale like this one.
There are definite hints of toasted raisin bread, and caramel. The taste is not bad. As it warms, if anything, the malt tastes become even more pronounced.

Lightly carbonated, and somewhat easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2004 02:38:08 | More by jackndan
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WwLoganxX

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

07-08-2014 19:59:39 | More by WwLoganxX
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tophermarohl

Minnesota

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

4.29/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours to a beige head that starts out big but retreats to am 1/8" layer that persists and leaves very little lace. Aroma is bready, estery and very English with a nice, creamy nutty-toasty note at the end. Flavor is mild and "smooth" with toasty malts and sweet malts and a kiss of earthy hops and roasted nuts to balance it out. Mouthfeel is light to medium and CO2 is pleasantly light. Overall, this beer is a session brew that satisfies. I really enjoy this beer because it showcases the subtle nuances of British malts and the subtle flavor signatures of traditional ale yeast. Highly recommended.

I just moved out of the distro footprint of Lazy Magnolia, so I can't get Southern Pecan anymore. This is a nice replacement (no pecans notwithstanding).

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 00:23:56 | More by EagleTalon
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kp29

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-24-2014 02:40:39 | More by kp29
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle poured into a Sprecher nonic.
4.5% ABV

A - Sprecher's Pub Brown pours an inactive clear amber-hued brown color that's capped by a tall but fleeting off-white pile of foam that leaves no lace behind.

S - Complex toasted malts bring a plethora of aromatic combinations to the nostrils, despite the beer's vanishing head. Toasted oak spirals sink to the depths of warmed caramel sauce drizzled over toasted nut bread. Despite the lower alcohol level, this brown ale smells like it'll be rich in flavor!

T - Pub Brown's toasted quality remains the focal point of this English-style malt-forward brown ale; thin bready flavor and makes its way through dribbles of caramel sweetness and lingering nutty dust like that left at the bottom of a mixed nuts can, minus the salt.

M - Smooth but somewhat thin-feeling, carbonation is certainly present but manages to feel absent in the presence of the dry maltiness. The finish has a slight metallic twang to it but this brown remains quite drinkable.

O - Sprecher's English-style brown ale, Pub Brown is a malt-forward beer that's rich in flavor for its low alcohol percent, reminiscent of the original "session" beers: English Milds and Browns. When I first got into craft beer years ago, I recall this being one of my favorites. Since then I've noticed some inconsistencies from bottle to bottle, mainly centered around a pesky metallic dryness, an overall quality I notice more than others, that seems to plague my personal palate. This bottle is wonderful, however, and makes for an easy drinking brown that's low in alcohol but robust in flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 23:15:18 | More by BeerFMAndy
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-17-2014 19:07:10 | More by SkinniePost
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown with a thin head. Broken rings of lacing stick.

The smell is of caramel and nuts. Mild, but pleasant.

The taste is of caramel/toffee with nuts. A hint of chocolate comes through as it progresses. A subtle fruit character in the finish balances out the sweetness without making it bitter.

The feel is full enough to keep the flavor lasting, while being light and smooth enough to be "sessionable".

A well-made, well-balanced easy drinking English-style ale. (Goes well with meatloaf.)

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 22:39:39 | More by jwc215
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NicholasOfMKE

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

02-17-2014 04:08:50 | More by NicholasOfMKE
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

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

Sprecher Pub Brown

Poured from a 16 oz bottle into an English style dimpled pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Copper/Amber color. There was a relatively small cream colored head. Decent retention. No lacing noted...

S) A fairly sweet aroma that consisted of caramel/toffee notes. Light malt, bready, toasted whole grain bread.

T) Follows the nose... The malty sweetness is balanced out with some light hop bitterness.

M) The body is a lighter medium with somewhat lively carbonation. It's pretty easy drinking, fairly crisp, and has a slightly dry finish.

O) This is an average brown ale. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, but I wouldn't turn it down if I was offered one.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 23:07:41 | More by RoamingGnome
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-29-2013 00:50:55 | More by Eaglefan344
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 1/10/2012. Pours slightly cloudy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, biscuit, toast, brown sugar, light roast, floral, herbal, light raisin, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of dark/toasted malt notes and light hops; with good strength. Taste of caramel, chocolate, biscuit, toast, brown sugar, light roast, floral, herbal, light raisin, and toasted earthiness. Light earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, biscuit, toast, brown sugar, floral, herbal, light raisin, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance of malt and hop notes; with decent robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a nice session brown ale. Fair amount of flavor and good balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 21:32:43 | More by superspak
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

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Florida

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Oklahoma

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Pub Brown Ale from Sprecher Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.