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Northern Hawk Owl - Right Brain Brewery

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GRPunk on 01-21-2013)
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-31-2014 00:57:41 | More by Sparky44
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BeerMeBro720

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-29-2014 01:30:52 | More by BeerMeBro720
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-22-2014 22:31:57 | More by _Christina_
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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-12-2014 19:10:43 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-04-2014 02:02:46 | More by NJB145
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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FinchSCF

Michigan

4/5  rDev +13%

06-28-2014 01:09:56 | More by FinchSCF
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-20-2014 01:29:53 | More by amalburg
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-19-2014 21:54:30 | More by tommy5
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miwestcoaster

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-01-2014 02:45:22 | More by miwestcoaster
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-24-2014 22:42:19 | More by BillRoth
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-18-2014 20:06:16 | More by jduprey007
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-02-2014 00:04:18 | More by mpalestino
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kylelenk

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap in Traverse City, from the source.

A-Always hard to judge a beer based on appearance. Almost TOO many variables when it comes to glass type, lighting, etc. etc. Anyways, pretty much what you'd expect for the category. Served in a glass mug, had a nice muddy copper hue to it. Not much of a white head but was very sticky on the rim.

S-Sweet malts forward. Very absent hop presence. Big sugar cookies, fresh baked Hawaiian sweet bread, caramel, and syrup.

T-Very, very malt forward brew. Not a balanced amber and would say this is more like a very sweet english biter or southern English Brown ale.

M-Big and viscous to back up the malt bill. Incredibly easy drinking.

O-Very much enjoyed as ambers can be almost too hoppy sometimes. Great to see someone trying the other side of the fence.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2014 19:55:37 | More by kylelenk
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-12-2014 22:00:12 | More by Kegatron
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Filabee

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

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LiberateTeExInferis

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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marcb105

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-16-2014 03:44:23 | More by marcb105
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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vader06

Michigan

4/5  rDev +13%

02-17-2014 12:18:33 | More by vader06
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deadchef

Michigan

3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from can into pint glass...

a: two finger off-white head. light haze, copper color.

s: medium toast, rich caramel. herbal hops.

t: caramel, toffee, roasted almonds. medium bitterness. light phenols.

m: low carbonation, mouth coating.

o: easy drinking amber. malt forward with low carbonation would make this a very food friendly beer for bbq ribs or roasted lamb.

Serving type: can

02-13-2014 02:05:11 | More by deadchef
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-29-2014 03:11:02 | More by DCdevyl78
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a dark hazy rust color with two fingers of frothy beige head.

Aroma of tart ripe fruit and white wine grapes and a thin whiff of caramel malts.

The taste delivered the tartness of the aroma with canned cherries and white wine and to a lesser extent, caramel malts. The tartness lingers thru the finish.

Medium bodied and quite dry with a lighter carbonation.

An interesting amber ale from Right Brain. The tartness was an unexpected surprise as I thought this one might be a malt bomb. I'm glad it was not.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 23:46:25 | More by Monkeyknife
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-03-2014 15:59:50 | More by drbenderdo
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$5.50 pint at Vinsetta Garage in Michigan.

Appearance: Brown/amber. Don't recall a haze, if there is one, it's faint. No head on it. Zero lacing left behind. Very average looking.

Smell: Weird! I couldn't tell if it was the glass or the beer, but it was an odd farm/spice sort of smell that I wasn't at all expecting from the style of beer. There's also plenty of malt in there as well -- this isn't an overly hopped up Amber, which seems to be pretty popular. Smells alright, nothing fantastic.

Taste/feel: Easy drinking's about the best thing I can say. Inoffensive. Pretty enjoyable. Not much to it though. A bit sweet with a little hop bitterness with the caramel malts, but it ends there... nothing particularly unique about it. Medium carbonation with a somewhat light mouthfeel.

The very definition of a forgettable beer. It tastes decent and I had no problem getting through the beer, but it's just not at all interesting. Eh.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2013 08:45:43 | More by Alextricity
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Northern Hawk Owl from Right Brain Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.