Kick-Ass Brown - C.H. Evans Brewing Company
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Ratings: 87 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by johnniemarg:
4.83/5 rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I picked up a growler of this on my way through town on the wasy to Saratoga Springs. I had it earlier in the year when I was in Albany and it was awesome. Made the stopover this time just for this beer.
Pours a murky reddish brown with an inch of head. Leaves sheets of blotchy lacing all over the glass.
The smell is piny hops and sweet, malty molasses. The hops smell great and caught me off guard the first time I had this because you don't expect that from a brown ale.
The taste is malty brown sugar, piny hops, there is some kind of a woody quality and it leaves me with a maple aftertaste. The sweeter typical bown ale flavors are great and all, but it's the huge helping (relatively) of hops that make this beer. This is friggin' tasty.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy. The hops give it a prickly quality in the mouth.
This is far and away the best brown ale I've ever had. Awesome session beer. Perfect balance.
Serving type: growler
08-05-2006 19:50:59 | More by johnniemarg
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3.98/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On-tap at Albany Pump Station, Albany, NY
A: The beer is hazy very dark red in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short beige head that died down but left lots of patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the nutty malt flavors are a little stronger and seem to intensify as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has nice nutty flavors. It would pair very well with a meat dish.
Serving type: on-tap
10-07-2013 00:24:28 | More by metter98
Kick-Ass Brown from C.H. Evans Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.