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Dirty Helen Brown Ale - Barley Island Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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:
STYLE Brown Ale
MALT Pale, Crystal 60, Munich, Carahell, Chocolate
HOP Tettnang, Challenger, Cascade, Glacier
ABV 5.2
IBU 25
SRM 21

(Beer added by: zerk on 03-28-2003)
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Photo of GaryFields
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

GaryFields, Jan 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

poogas, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Lynn
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Lynn, Dec 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

griffiam03, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of ironwill54
3/5  rDev -17.1%

ironwill54, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of bzach
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of rmehughes
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

rmehughes, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

yaksurf, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

freewill35, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of JonathanSuarez
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

JonathanSuarez, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of nheinzie57
3/5  rDev -17.1%

nheinzie57, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of rinhaak
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish-brown with a small head. A sweetish nose of ripe fruit-syrup is offset by a mouth with a slightly tart flavor of sour cherries. There is a very nice balance of flavors between sweet caramel/toffee and sour fruit, with only the most subtle of hop flavors in the background.

A very drinkable and sessionable brown ale that is plenty worth tasting, though not necessarily worth seeking out.

rinhaak, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of higgsboson
4/5  rDev +10.5%

higgsboson, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

enelson, Aug 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

kuestegg, Aug 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Huntingtonbasser, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Brushkanna, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy ruby, with a fine head of tan suds. Attractive double-finger of lace.

Nose is distinctly caramel with a nutty sweetness.

Taste is sweet and slightly roasty and caramel-nutty. I get a slight hop bite at the finish. A fine and well-balanced brown ale, and quite enjoyable.

secondtooth, Apr 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

cousineddy, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Klif
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Klif, Mar 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

neckbracesub, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

studio318, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

LJWalker, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Boomer4ES, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of MelissaJ
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Dark brown with one inch tan foamy head, good lacing. Some floaty-bits due to the fact it's unfiltered.
S nuts, malts, & cocoa
T A little bit of a caramel along with a lighter cocoa note and the nuttiness and maltiness of the smell.
M Smooth, medium body, some nice carbonation.
O Nice brown ale that I would drink regularly. Nothing spectacular, though.

MelissaJ, Jan 28, 2012
Dirty Helen Brown Ale from Barley Island Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.