Boxcar Brown Ale - Carter's Brewing
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
3.58/5 rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
a better than average brown ale, with a touch of sweetness in there to keep it interesting. it pours a deep brown/red color with almost an inch of tan head on it. lacing is nice on each sip. the nose is very cocoa powdery, with some complex american malt additions, somewhere between and amber and a porter, not exactly sure where. the flavor leans more ont he dark malt than the red malt side, and there is a little brown sugar or light molassas in there at the finish. this is a majorly sessionable brown ale, with a medium body and plenty of fizzy carbonation. the abv is felt but not tasted, which i enjoy. this wasnt my favorite brew at carters, but it a high quality brown ale just the same.
Serving type: on-tap
10-02-2012 00:15:43 | More by StonedTrippin
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a hazy mahogany color with about 3/4" of tan head. Retention and lacing are decent, with nice carbonation apparent.
Smell: Smells of some chocolate malts, maybe a bit of nuttiness, with quite a bit of nice piney hop character as well. Smells very well balanced, but probably leans more toward hops.
Taste: This is a great brown ale. Starts off with chocolate malts and a light hint of nuttiness. Hoppy on the back end, with mostly piney hops. Very nice, and fairly unique with the strong hop presence.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with pretty high carbonation. Drinks smoothly. Overall, an excellent brown ale. Hoppy for the style but with plenty of malt to back. Where many browns out there are blah, this one is packed with great flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
11-13-2011 02:17:08 | More by zhanson88
4.43/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A bottle left over after GABF judging and given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Pours a two finger fluffy brown head over a clouded dark brown liquid. The head eventually settled to a sticky layer that persisted throughout the duration. Smells lemony citrus hops that dominate over dark malt (chocolate mostly). Clean alcohol is present, as is faint cardboard oxidation.
Tastes strongly of lemon, grapefruit, and pine from hops with underlying malt flavor mostly of chocolate. Hop bitter is strong for the style with both clean bitter and rounded grassiness. There is a bit of sour twang from a combination of lemony hop mixed with hop bitter and sharp carbonation. Lingering pithy bitterness cuts into what might have been a sweet finish. Has a bit of a creaminess as it sloshes in the mouth. This beer leans heavily toward hop flavor with balancing hop bitter over a malt sweet. Very yummy, if you are a hop-head like me. Two thumbs up.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2011 01:53:42 | More by mentor
Boxcar Brown Ale from Carter's Brewing
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.