Northern Hawk Owl - Right Brain Brewery

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: GRPunk on 01-21-2013)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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$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.

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Northern Hawk Owl from Right Brain Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.