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Ybor Gold Brown Ale - Florida Beer Company

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Ybor Gold Brown AleYbor Gold Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

52 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PhantomVodoo on 04-17-2002)
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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by porter17:
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porter17

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

At pouring, it filled the glass with a nice head and flowing bubbles, settling slowly. As it did, I took a deep inhale to capture the escaping aroma. The smell was good, thick and rich but not overpowering. Kinda what I'd expect. The appearance was dark with reddish hues. The taste was better than I had expected, but I was happy, nontheless. An average mouthfeel, I could certainly drink several in one sitting.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2006 00:13:58 | More by porter17
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

07-08-2014 02:26:04 | More by wrightst
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

05-03-2014 22:37:56 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-27-2014 04:07:39 | More by harpus
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-21-2013 18:45:42 | More by johntfox
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matjack85

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-11-2013 18:28:46 | More by matjack85
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uturn

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-16-2013 02:34:14 | More by uturn
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bcsbeer

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -26%

07-11-2012 04:39:22 | More by bcsbeer
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TimH


3/5  rDev -11.2%

05-19-2012 19:29:13 | More by TimH
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rings

Michigan

2.53/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It pours a hazy orange in color with almost no head. The nose is malty sweet, with a trace of hop bite to finish. It’s non-offensive, but does possess a tinny malty finish with slight medicinal notes. As a session strength beer, the body was relatively light and very drinkable. Admittedly, this beer was probably six months old and no longer in its intended state, but still, this is a brew with an identity problem.

While it’s not lousy – I had a couple of them to be sure – it certainly isn’t any of the things indicated by the little graphic chart or the label. It would probably more closely resemble a märzen or Vienna style, if it were a lager (which it may well have been), but it’s certainly not what the label implies.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 17:52:36 | More by rings
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macrosmatic

Florida

4/5  rDev +18.3%

04-10-2012 06:09:34 | More by macrosmatic
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-15-2012 20:16:46 | More by nickfl
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animal69

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-02-2012 07:34:47 | More by animal69
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CGMLS3

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

12-21-2011 01:02:32 | More by CGMLS3
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sim0n17

Germany

4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-04-2011 10:49:45 | More by sim0n17
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.01/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't get what the gold part of this brown ale is. It looks brown with a current or red running through it. Aroma was typical unexceptional brown ale wood and malt.

Taste, a mild brown, it was smooth. No hops, probably comes close to fitting that lame traditional 4% session definition or whatnot. Doesn't tire the palate out with much heft, alcohol or hops. Usual stuff, nutty, caramel, toffee in here.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2010 15:19:58 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a copper brown color, fairly light. Very little initial white foam, with quick dissipation. Smell is lightly nutty, hints of caramel.

Taste is lightl sweet, barely crosses to sour but holds. Clean, little carbonation. Coffee and nut notes.

Overall a decent brown brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2010 10:36:54 | More by KTCamm
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scooter231

New York

2.95/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish brown, rusty color, some head that disappears quickly, no lacing. Looks a bit thin. Nose is sweet and malty, sliiiightly nutty. It's quite potent, actually. Also getting a little bit of alcohol in the nose, as well as some prunes.

Taste is a little muted compared to the nose, and finishes with a bitter hops flavor. I was hoping for a liiiittle more after the nose.

Mouthfeel is a lil thin, a little sudsy. Over all, this is pretty drinkable- goes down easy, isn't overpowering, probably a good session brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2009 23:14:56 | More by scooter231
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badbeer

Iowa

3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear brown with an off-white head, little retention and lacing. There are some very sweet malt and toffee aromas going on in this which I found to be pretty good. First taste is a little light, but some nice sweet flavors come through quickly and finishes with a bit of nutty flavors. Medium carbonation and body. Thanks to Degarth for the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 00:50:40 | More by badbeer
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GbVDave

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to neubernie for the hook-up!

Best before 5/11/08. Waaay past the best by date!

A: Pours a faintly hazy golden brown color with a small and bubbly off-white head that leaves just a touch of lace.

S: Nice nutty aroma, with a healthy helping of caramel, coffee, and chocolate.

T: See above. Toasty malt, caramel, chocolate, nut, toffee, earthy hops, and coffee.

M: Crisp and full with a nice coating sensation. Slightly prickly hoppy finish.

D: Pretty good and darn sessionable. Given that this was about 7 months past the best by date, I was expecting this to be drainpour. This beer, however, aged especially well. Nice surprise!

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 02:14:00 | More by GbVDave
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Portertime

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one out of the Ybor mix pack. Sreved it chilled in a pint glass. Poured a thin looking brown color with a wee head. Smelled had some caramel malt in there and some very mild citrus malts and a kiss of toffee in the background. Taste was a little thin but still that caramel malt and kind of like used coffee grounds. Needs a little more complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2008 15:51:49 | More by Portertime
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BeerDreadz

Florida

4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance :Amber colored , with a small creamy head...Very nice.

Smell: Some far caramel and grains.

Taste: Caramelized, hops very present, some kind of sweetness.very Nice.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Very nice to drink not any kind of hard taste. I would love to this beer again

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2008 21:27:26 | More by BeerDreadz
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AgingWarrior

Florida

2.63/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Purchased this as part of a 15 beer assorted Ybor package.

Poured a dark amber color, lighter than many brown ales. Approximately one finger of off white head with some lacing.

The original smell is light and sweet with a trace of caramel malt and hops. The taste is much lighter than my favorite brown ales and has less body. More hop taste than malt. The mouth feel is okay, but nothing special. The finish leaves me wanting to rinse out my mouth. I won't throw it out, but I wouldn't purchase it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2008 22:13:51 | More by AgingWarrior
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Drew966

Florida

3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ybor Gold Brown Ale pours a dark copper color with an off white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. There's a bit of a nutty, malty aroma. The mouthfeel is thicker than I would have expected (a pleasant surprise). There is a decent amount of hops that are pretty well balanced by the nutty, malt flavor. This one is a winner, much better than most of the offerings I've had from this brewer. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2007 23:12:22 | More by Drew966
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jettjon

Florida

3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz bottle from the Ybor multipack, "June" notched on the freshness date, though quite alarmingly, only "03, 04, and 05" were listed for years. I'm assuming "2007."

Into the pint glass, a good brown color with a reddish tint; fairly vigorous pour yields a one-finger brown head that quickly fades to a spotty cap with no lacing. Rather disappointing appearance. Nose contains obvious malt and faint yeast. Good malty character in the mouth, semi-sweet balanced against dry, mildly bitter hops. Pretty good tasting beer but not remarkable. Mouth is a bit watery, again disappointing for a brown ale, and softly carbonated. Drinkability is good overall; this beer is easily sessionable.

Overall: A decent but unremarkable brown ale. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2007 18:48:28 | More by jettjon
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Ybor Gold Brown Ale from Florida Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.