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Beach Tale Brown Ale - Dunedin Brewery

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dunedin Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StevieW on 08-23-2002)
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Photo of olimpia84
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the regulars at Dunedin Brewery. Had this on-tap and was served on a Pint glass.

A: dark coffee color with red hints towards the bottom. Literally no head but decent sticky lacing.

S: at first the smell was very mute and hard to acquire. As the beer went down and warmed up a little I was able to tell some coffee and slight roasted malts.

T: coffee, hints of chocolate and roasted malts, watery as it passes through the tongue.

M: medium body with medium to high carbonation. A bit of a watery feel unfortunately.

O: not what I was hoping exactly but it has some nice characteristics. I wish it had less of a watery taste and feel, nevertheless, a decent way to finish the night at the brewery.

olimpia84, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of MichaelLynBryant
4.08/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the source.

This brown ale pours tan with a nice light foamy head.

Aroma - Light coffee, chocolate, and subtle hops.

Taste - Same as Aroma, but well balanced with more hop taste. Not very robust, but very drinkable.

Overall - Slightly light brown color for the style, but I'm no stickler. Nice sessionable brown ale for the hot Florida heat.

MichaelLynBryant, Apr 24, 2011
Photo of shawk00
4.2/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I was able to try this brown ale on tap at the Dunedin brewery. The beer poured a thick three inch head and had a partly cloudy brown body. Aromas were of roasted malts and caramels. The body was of medium build and the finish ended a bit bitter. A great example of a classic brown ale.

shawk00, Jun 30, 2010
Photo of justin7742
3.15/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I tried this at the Dunedin Brewery. It was poured from the tap. The head was decent from the tap. It had an actual brown color. It had a roasted malt aroma. It tasted kind of sweet with a slight bitter nutty flavor off the back of the tongue. It went down fairly smooth but had a little bit of a bitter bite at the end. It is an average brown ale.

justin7742, Sep 22, 2008
Photo of lightindarkness
2.7/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to tpd975 for sending this my way in the UGLY Duckling BIF. Always great to sample little known beers from other lands.

Pours a deep clear reddish brown with mounds of bubbles forming a cream colored head. Plenty of sticky lace.

Nose kind of takes the style extremely to the fruity ester side, with a sour and sweet smelling tartness. Smell of artificial lime, slight citric acid, and faint roasted malts. Some light floral scent and a little funk come out as it warms.

Taste carries a similar sour up front, with a cherry tartness, only missing some of the cherry flavor. More citric acid notes kind of hide what seems to be a very pleasant roasted malty middle. Finish kind of washes out, revealing a little more of the malt. Watery overall, kind of overshadowed by the fruity citrus tart flavors. Maybe faint hints of smoky malt in the aftertaste

Feel is okay, kind of watery and very carbonated.

Flavor is kind of a misdirection from what I expected. I might be okay with it if it had been closer to what I thought was pouring from the bottle. A little thin on overall flavor.

lightindarkness, Apr 29, 2008
Photo of peabody
2.68/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a nice dark brown with one finger of tan suds. Lacing already appears.
Smell is raisin and grape with a slight yeasty aroma. Not a strong smelling beer.
Taste is a sour coffee flavor with very little sugar at all. Very watery.
Mouthfeel is clean but the watery feel is too much.
Drinkability is low because of not much flavor. Very watery.
Did I mention it was watery?

peabody, Apr 03, 2007
Photo of BeerRun13
2.48/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Another overcarbonated beer from Dunedin. For real, the whole glass is foam. Clear reddish brown when it finaly settled.
Some sweet malty notes. Earth tones and a little fruity in the nose.
Some chocolate. Seems like a somewhat astringent flavor in there. Earth almost dirty. Grapefruit and bitter finish.
Astringent bitter bite with a volcanic carbonation eruption. Light and airy.
Sub par. A couple more to go from Dunedin, I hope I have better luck with the next one. If the carbonation wasn't such an issue it might make for a better beer. Having to wait for it to settle down to one inch of beer at a time is kind of a drag.

BeerRun13, Feb 23, 2007
Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.95/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was worried when I poured this one pint bottle into my pint glass. The beer was nothing but a foamy head. I was worried it was tainted or had gone bad. Luckily, as far as I can tell, the beer is still in good condition. The head was huge and foamy and pretty thin. Beer was an opaque brown, like a chocolate jelly bean. The head is way out of sorts on this one, making the beer nearly undrinkable for ten minutes.

The aroma wasnt too bad, nothing special. Some sourness and chocolate.

Taste was quite chocolatey. Bitterness from something. Astringent. Body was unremarkable and the beer is a little too carbonated to be very drinkable.

I am at a loss for this beer. Having never had it before, or probably again, I cant make afair judgement on its freshness or taste. The astringency has me worried that this may be a bad bottle. There, threes most of the way around, aside from the overwhelming size of the head.

SaCkErZ9, Nov 28, 2006
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3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beach Tale Brown Ale pours a very dark brown with ruby along the edges with a thin tan head from a brown sixteen ounce bottle. There is a very mild roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt hits the palate first, but there is a strong hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and the carbonation is a bit spritzy. This is a pretty decent beer, definitely worth a try.

Drew966, Sep 24, 2006
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3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz bottle into a Guinness tulip. Gentle pour gives a big 3" deep tan head with good retention, slowly subsiding to a puffy, rocky finger or so. The body of the beer is a deep brown with copper highlights.

Rich malt aroma is obvious while pouring. Mostly chocolate and roast malt with something that seems yeasty though the beer does not seem to be bottle conditioned. No hops that I can detect.

Roast and chocolate hit the tongue right away with a hint of coffee. Too much prickly carbonation fights with the malts. A little bit of a molasses type sweetness gives way to a mildly bitter finish with lingering nutty roast notes.

Medium-full body, fairly heavy carbonation. A little sticky in the finish. Overall a nice brown ale, a little on the dark and roasty side. Almost a brown porter. A little too estery and definitely too much carbonation. Less CO2 would really improve the expression of the malts in this beer.

skizziks, Sep 10, 2006
Photo of lackenhauser
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly deep brown color-decent carbonation but no real head. Low aroma-touch of roasted and chocolate malts-somewhat metallic. Good malty flavor-just a hint of the roasted grains. Low hop biterness. Ok body for style. Quite the drinkable beer-not a bad try from Dunedin-not as aggressive as some US browns.

lackenhauser, May 17, 2006
Photo of ommegangpbr
3.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks like a cola with a white head that leaves some lacing.
Quite like a porter in flavor, but more bubbly... perhaps another cola comparison. Chocolate and coffee notes. The scent makes me think of sweet, caramel wine... assuming such a thing exists.
A bit sticky and chalky, mostly in the mouthfeel. Lightly hopped which cuts down on some of the sticky and chalky.
Quite nicely done. An interesting brown ale.

ommegangpbr, Feb 28, 2006
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Beach Tale Brown Ale from Dunedin Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.