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Dirty Helen Brown Ale - Barley Island Brewing Company

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Dirty Helen Brown AleDirty Helen Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

160 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Barley Island Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zerk on 03-28-2003

STYLE Brown Ale
MALT Pale, Crystal 60, Munich, Carahell, Chocolate
HOP Tettnang, Challenger, Cascade, Glacier
ABV 5.2
IBU 25
SRM 21
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4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

A little bitter for my tastes

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MaximalC
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky, translucent auburn color with a minimal beige head that soon settles into a thin ring of froth. Random patches of lacing adorn the glass as the beer descends. Aroma smells of caramel, chocolate, cough syrup, and citric hops.

The flavor presents strongly on both the malt and hop fronts, with plenty of caramel and grapefruit to match. Subtler nuances of milk chocolate and hazelnut can be found as well. There's also a vague juiciness that I can't quite put my finger on--not necessarily off-putting--just curious. The mouthfeel is light, creamy, and easy to drink, a good complement to the bright flavor profile.

Overall, this is a flavorful, drinkable brew that looks nice in the glass. There could be a little more cohesiveness among the varied flavors, but at least there is plenty of flavor to be had.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Dirty Helen Brown Ale from Barley Island Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.