Northern Hawk Owl - Right Brain Brewery
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Reviews by robhbest:
2.7/5 rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2013 19:56:35 | More by robhbest
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
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
3.74/5 rDev +5.4%
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
3.86/5 rDev +8.7%
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
3.31/5 rDev -6.8%
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
Northern Hawk Owl from Right Brain Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.