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Northern Hawk Owl - Right Brain Brewery

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: GRPunk on 01-21-2013

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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by hackmann:
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3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a variety four pack of 22 oz bottles while I was at the brewery and the cost is … $45.00. Damn … this better be super great stuff. Avery’s Maharaja is only $9.00 for a 22 oz bottle and that is super top shelf stuff. They just started bottling so costs are high for them right now.

Appearance: fairly clear amber body with a thin tan head and no lacing to speak of – I had to do a very aggressive pour to get some head. Nothing worse than working to get some head.

Aroma: smell … smell … smell again … lightly toasted white bread and not much else. Once the ale warmed up some still no nose.

Flavors: nice spice from the hops also a little sea grass feel, lightly toasted caramel, sweet bread – the kind that has a little fruit and nuts in it.

Mouthfeel: thin on the delivery then opens on mid and finish; toasted bread texture, dry sea grass on the mid, very fine carbonation feel, spice on the finish with a touch of sweet bread, long lingering aftertaste

To the Point: as far as amber ales go this is tasty; no bouquet; an easy session beer with a nice 5.8 abv just don’t drink too fast but, at $5.50 an eleven ounce glass of beer here - this is no session beer. There is better out there or just as good but cheaper. At this price I'll stick to my Belgian beers.

Pairing: I would like to pair this with a Ruben sandwich

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Poured from 22 oz. bottle into tulip. Appears to be hand bottled. Has the classic "homebrew cap"

A: Pours a deep copper with a smallish 1 finger white head that sticks around.

S: Lots of malt in the smell. Slight bitterness from the hops.

T: More malts in the taste. Cardboard. Skunky hops at the end.

M: Watery and thin. Lacks carbonation.

O: I'm disappointed with this beer. I had the CEO stout from Right Brain and thought it was pretty good. This beer just lacks in every area. I'll probably try their others in the line up. Maybe I got a bad bottle. But I cant see myself buying this one again.

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Northern Hawk Owl from Right Brain Brewery
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