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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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arizcards

Arizona

3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Received as part of my April MicroBrewClub shipment.

Beer poured a natural brown with a nice head to start. Nose has a nice maltiness to it. Taste is malty with a sweet nut finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but not terribly so. Drinkability is good. This is a nice refreshing beer with a very sessionable abv that is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2006 01:10:17 | More by arizcards
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aquatonex

New York

3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

BOTM offering...

Pours medium brown, rathe translucent, not so carbonated and not much head. Nose was a bit light, slight coffees and caramels. Taste was watery, light maltiness with coffees again was there along with some hints of sweetness. Taste was OK, but would have liked some fuller flavors, everything was hints and wisps. Mouthfeel was watery and I wasn't so satisfied. My gf liked it though :). But, she can rate her own beer. Overall, it was OK but just OK.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2006 03:36:12 | More by aquatonex
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matracy68

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a sweat tasting brown ale. I got this last month in my Beer of the Month Club. Most of the lady's like the taste of the beer because of the sweetness. Since this beer is from a small craft brewery it will be hard to find more of it. I would consider buying more of it if I could get some of it locally. That would keep the lady's that are not big beer drinkers happy.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2006 23:16:13 | More by matracy68
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hanco005

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Part of my microbrew of the month club selection, 12 oz bottle, with a space for a freshness date, however it is not notched, poured into a pint glass

A—pours medium brown, almost cola like, clear with a ¾ inch off white fluffy head, quickly fades downs to nothing, lacing that is produced is very sparse

S—very faint caramel and nuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips come out as well, overall fragrance is very mild

T— nutty more than anything, mocha, toffee, bready/yeasty, the taste is not very strong for the style

M—a little watery and thin, light bodied, good carbonation

D—a decent brown ale, but not one that I would seek out, it’s a bit mild so it might be a good crossover beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2006 17:27:08 | More by hanco005
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Jredner

Florida

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

The body is pale garnet in. Starts with a decent head that quickly fades. Thin lace that also moves on fast. Mildly sweet and roasted malts. Strong malt flavor actually with a decent nuttiness. Seems just a fraction high on the carbonation. Overall decently drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2006 00:29:17 | More by Jredner
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Byeast

Florida

3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown with light , thin head. Smells of nuttyness and slight malt. Taste is mellow with some nut and very slight chocolate with a bit of a bite as swallowed. Malt flavors become more present as it warms. Mouthfeel is fairly thin/meduim . I thought this was a pretty good beer and i could drink it often. Would be nice to have a big session with this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2006 04:47:39 | More by Byeast
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

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

A nice nutty aromatic note wafts from my glass as I pour this beer into my glass. The beer is a brilliantly clear ruby color when held up to the light, otherwise it is a deep reddish amber color. It is topped by a light brown colored head that sticks around for a fair amount of time. The aroma is fairly subtle, but has a jam like note to it, as well as a light toasted malt note in the finish. The taste is lightly sweet up front, with a thin mouthfeel to it. This is an easily quaffable beer, pretty simplistic and straight forward. The beer has notes of fruity cherry, lightly toasted malt, a hint of roast character, and a lightly hoppy bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2005 03:20:39 | More by Gueuzedude
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schoolcb

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz long neck. Deep copper color, with a head that did not last long. Fairly clear. Not much aroma to speak of, just a little malt. First flavor perceived is sweet malt with a hint of chocolate malt. No hop flavor, although hop's do somewhat balance the malty sweetness. Balance is decidedly malty. This beer is perfectly drinkable and a decent example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2005 23:07:40 | More by schoolcb
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Biffster

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer is a deep copper, brilliant, with amber notes and a low white head.

The aroma is somewhat nutty, but the diacetyl is distracting. There is a hint of caramel, but little fruitiness.

The beer is nutty with a hint of chocolate at the sip, followed big a big maltiness and a hint of hop flavor. The beer finishes with a splash of caramel and nutiness at the swallow.

The beer has a medium/light body and a smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation is moderate, but the astringency is distracting.

Overall I found this sample to be a pretty tasty effort. This would be a reasonable session beer. It is a couple of tweaks away from being fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2004 01:25:21 | More by Biffster
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shertzogovina

New York

3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from a beer-of-the-month club - did not see it in the NY area before that. Drank it 2 months before "best by" date (on label).
Nice label with a small chart that indicates the beer's body, taste and color levels. ABV is missing - seems like somewhere between 4-4.5%.
Clear brown with a nice 1-inch off-white head.
Smells malty and slightly nutty.
Tastes a little less malty than what i expected. Body's more medium than what's showing on the label (closer to full).
Mouthfeel is pleasant and smooth. Very drinkable.
Will look for more beers from that brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2004 00:29:54 | More by shertzogovina
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Added this brew to Indian River since it now produced by them in Melbourne, FL for the Florida Beer Co.

Light brown color with a low-moderate off-white/beige head. Big nutty brown malt aroma and flavor; nut brown dominates without being sweet at all. Also has a bit of roastiness. Light bodied and a nice roasty nutty character -- A good session Brown.

Best By: Feb '05
Tasted: 11/05/04

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2004 21:09:17 | More by RBorsato
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dgallina

Georgia

2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear medium brown with minimal head, which quickly recedes to a film. Very little aroma to speak of, perhaps some very light malty tones. Flavor is better than expected from the smell. Malty with very slight hop bitterness and nearly imperceptible roasted notes. Very light in the mouth. An easy-to-drink, but extremely gun-shy brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2004 23:40:05 | More by dgallina
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep, clear copper color with a short-lived off-white head quickly bubbles away into nothing. Aromas are choco-nut. On the sweet side. Flavor got better as it warmed. Sweetness on the front side, middle picks up more of the chocolate, and the finish is nicely balanced. A mix of caramel sweetness and bitterness. Decently smooth mouthfeel. Session beer.

Thanks to AKSmokedPorter for this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2004 00:37:04 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Now sold as part of the "Ybor Gold" line.

Appearance is a medium to dark coppery brown with perfect clarity, no cloudiness at all. Develops a good head which dissaipates relatively quick, say 2 minutes, leaving a slight covering and very little lacing.
Smell is very good, a full, smooth nose with just a tiny hint of metal. That sounds bad, but only because I can't quite describe this area well (Yet). That's the way my nose picks up the hops sometimes.
Taste is smooth, well-rounded, nicely malty, not bitter , and lightly carbonated on the tongue.
Mouthfeel is nicely creamy with some tingle of hoppiness all over the tongue. A nice aftertaste but not heavy at all, enough to enjoy without being annoying.
A very drinkable brew, smooth and quaffable. A very good iterpretation of the classic English brown ale. The equal, or better,of a Newcastle Brown in almost every regard without the metallic aftertaste that the bottled Newcaste brings. Light enough to drink in the summer, warming enough to drink in the colder times.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2004 00:07:41 | More by PorterLambic
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Joey7F

Florida

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

Confessional note: This is my first Brown Ale. I was a little bit reluctant to try this beer. About 3 years ago, some of my friends parents left a bottle of this at our house. My folks not being beer drinkers let it stay in the pantry and eventually the garage. When I poured it out the smell just about knocked me over, and while it was undoubtedly lightstruck and spoiled, what I could filter out was not that great either. First sip was awesome. Chocolate, Nut and hops dominate. Each was done well as it was very smooth. We remarked it would be a great session beer as it was tasty and drinkable (a rare combination from what I have found)

The ale was somewhat smoky but not compared to some others like Skull Splitter for example. Definitely worth trying, and would be great at a barbeque.

--Joey

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2004 03:26:05 | More by Joey7F
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BierReise for the trade. Pours a clear dark brown color with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and toffee. Medium-bodied and somewhat smooth with malt and caramel in the flavor, along with a pinch of hops and nuts. The finish is rather mild with a hint of bitterness and sourness. A little on the bland side from start to finish, but would be a passable session beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2003 16:07:08 | More by Dogbrick
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UnionMade

Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The second brown ale in my little sampling. I tried four brown ales, and this one came in second.
Aroma is malty and lightly roasted, with some subtle esteriness and mild hopping.
Flavor is much lighter than the first beer, which was Gritty's Brown, body is also lighter. Roasted malts are nice, with subtle coffee and chocolate flavors. Hops merely serve to lend a dryness to the finish. The flavor is smooth and well balanced, but i could have stood for a bit more body, and some more emboldened flavors, particularly the pale and chocolate malts. Good stuff nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2003 05:43:42 | More by UnionMade
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale hazelnut brown in color with a one finger high head of puffy ivory foam, fades slow to a hazey skim always present, leaves no lace though. Smell is a light roasty malt, a smidge of chocolate and must. Taste is quite mild and easy of roasty malts with a touch of cocoa and a breadish quality midway into the finish that reminds me of wet pizza dough. Feel is a lighter body of medium closeness, smooth calm, and lightly creamy. A very subtle and straight forward brown thats not to bad. But there's better.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2003 10:33:02 | More by tavernjef
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reddish brown body, topped by a foamy oatmeal oatmeal colored head. A toast and coffee nose. On the tongue, dabs of coffee, chocolate, a little hop tingle, some nuttiness. Nothing huge, but the intent seems to be English mild, so that is fine. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, but considering the climate on Tampa/Orlando, I feel that is a good thing. Besides, milds are not suppose to be interchangeable with porters. An ok example, a long way from Bell's Best Brown, but not a bad beer by any means.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2003 23:11:08 | More by RonfromJersey
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

2.93/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Color: dark brown, with rubyish tinges.
Head is thick and bubbly, cocoay/tan head.
Aroma: some nut and chocolate in there, a little creamy, but otherwise on the shy side.
Some hops are provided to the palate, but not quite enough to sustain my interest. Minimal texture, and spare malt, as well.
A slight coppery twang appears, with a bit of off-putting flintyness. Further into this beer, I found more to like, but not much. Body was far too thin to please me. I'd rate it higher for drinkability, but I would likely pass on it, due to the lack of character and depth.
Still, thanks to JohnnyDuvel for sending one my way.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2003 16:53:21 | More by feloniousmonk
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tigerpaws

South Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not my favorite style of beer but this one was one of the better of its genre. Nice dark color to it and average aroma. I agree with Jason as this beer got warmer the taste seemed to come more alive................CHEERS

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2002 09:01:00 | More by tigerpaws
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck with a old time pub scene on the label. Freshness date clearly marked.

Appearance: Copper going towards brown in color. Even yet thin tan lace adorns the brew.

Smell: Nutty and earthy grain with hints of coffee.

Taste: First though to mind is steely crystal(caramel) malt though not in excess. Though chocolate malt comes into mind with a coffee/carob characteristics. Hop bitterness is evident yet does not clash in any way. Middle to end of this medium bodied brew is a mix of caramel and chicory which mostly dries up in the finish.

Notes: Cellar temp. is a must with this brew for optimal flavour, the malt profile absolutly shines when tasted at around 50*-55*F. Good session ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2002 20:38:30 | More by Jason
Ybor Gold Brown Ale from Florida Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.