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Bad Penny Brown Ale - Big Boss Brewing

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Bad Penny Brown AleBad Penny Brown Ale

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301 Ratings
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 10
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: atsprings on 04-17-2007

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Unsure of age, but know it was bottled this year. Nutty, caramelly, toasted brown malt dominates the aroma. Flavor is fairly sweet and underattenuated, with toasted, nutty malt dominating, finishing sugary sweet, but then countered by hop bitterness, which borders on piney. There are light chocolatey notes that make me think this would go very well with a peanut butter sandwich.

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Beer #3 in an NC beers only tasting, thanks to Benny (styleisking).

[Appearance: 3.25] This brown's got a paleness to it that lends itself to more of a dark orange color, maybe copper, overall. The head is a thin cap eggshell in color that holds up a film and deposits spotting in moderation.
[Aroma: 3.75] The nose has some heft to it, showing off a strong malty base. It's got toffee and caramel with an expected toastiness, but seems to lean in an interestingly American direction with a bit more roast than expected before it gets strongly nutty.
[Taste: 4.0] This one is a good addition to a market in which it seems some brewers think an English Brown is weak and can't appreciate the delicacy or subtlety that makes the great ones deep. This one dials up the flavor without losing sight of what it is. It's got lots of toast, a nice sweetness from caramel and toffee notes, just a bit of leafy hops for balance, a lot of nut, and just a bit of cocoa.
[Mouthfeel: 3.75] While on the light side of medium, the body shows texture and depth while remaining clean, giving just a bit of dryness to counter the sweet while maintaining a firm crispness and being quite smooth.

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Bad Penny Brown Ale from Big Boss Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.