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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

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Beer added by: GRPunk on 01-21-2013

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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 14
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22 oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

A- 1-1/2 finger, dense khaki head develops with a normal pour. Clean, copper body displays light carbonation. Head sustains at 1/2-finger and leaves really good, sticky rings on the glass.

S- Sweet caramel. Lightly hopped, though fresh. Grassy? Floral? Light nuttiness increases with warmth as does a toasted grain quality. Caramel is the consistent player here.

T- Really nice. Balanced between sweet caramel, slightly toasted malt and hops that are clean, grassy, maybe spicy/minty. Dry finish. Slightest hint of buttered, whole wheat toast.

M- Medium body, moderate carbonation. Pleasantly chewy.

O- very solid amber ale. The 1st "traditional" beer I've had from RBB. I'm guessing this is one of the initial offerings they are bottling in the 22 oz format. If it becomes a reasonably priced sixer, I could see it fitting into my Amber Ale rotation.

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S - Caramel, honey (?), toasted malt. Overall pretty faint aromas, but it was served colder than it should have been. Not unpleasant, just not particularly compelling.
T - Nice balance of malts, yeast, burnt sugar, rounded out with some hops bitterness. Very pleasant.
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O - I would say this is a very balanced red that is greater than the sum of its parts. Would definitely drink this again.

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Northern Hawk Owl from Right Brain Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.