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Phil Brown Ale - Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 6.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Named for the one and only Phil Brown. Brewed for his 75th birthday in 2009 and on tap ever since. We use peat smoked malt in this beer for our own little spin and to honor Mr. Brown's heritage. Thank you Phil!

(Beer added by: Walken on 08-17-2010)
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

durlta, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: A one finger off white head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a dark brown amber color with a little vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted coffee, toasted, chocolate, nutty, caramel, toffee, earthy, and grassy hops.

Taste: Same as above with light bitterness in the rear. Nice balanced of flavors too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: Pretty solid brown ale. Next time in Maine, I look forward to grabbing more of these.

Flounder57, Oct 22, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -3.3%

Suzu, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

ChrisinRI, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

TeamStreet, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Hopyard57, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

CSeavey64, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

BrahptimusPrime, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

meehandennis, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

hopley, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

BastardFromABasket, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a red/brown color with a medium-sized tan head. There was a fair amount of lace.

A smoky/peaty aroma. Sweet.

It tasted like smoky maple syrup, with some late piney hops.

This was a fun beer. Nice balance between the malt and the hops.

lordofthewiens, Nov 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

RIKIM, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

craft_shannie, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Hairrrrrrrr, Aug 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Beermaine, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

DonFrap, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Novare Res, thanks Matt for helping me find this place.
Comes to my table on the deck a dark reddish brown without much of a head before I set my nose atop it. Smells of caramel brown sugar and a hint of chocolate with a solid hit of smokey campfire. Lightly nutty flavor with darker sugars and caramel and a nice but never overpowering level of smoke. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. Nice smokey brown ale.

johnnnniee, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

MikeHRayn, Jan 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

rderedin, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

tango22, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured on nitro-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a dark, slightly cloudy, mohagany coloring with a thin, dense, yellowish head. Aromas of coffee and hazelnut, with a touch of chocolate. Very sweet and warm. Flavors are nutty sweet and darkly roasted, with a smooth, light body. Rich, nutty aftertaste keeps the sweet, warm feeling wrapped around your tastebuds like a winter parka. Smooth, creamy finish with a sparse, watery coating left behind as proof of the tastiness you just consumed. Good, solid beer at a manageable ABV.

GarthDanielson, Aug 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

mater, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of 05Harley
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased fresh on 11/25/11

Purchased @ Marshall Wharf brewery, Belfast ME

The appearance is a deep red amber color that's clean with amazing clarity. A thick dirty white frothy head forms quickly and slowly shrinks leaving behind a creamy film and spotty lacing.

Aroma is roasted malt, bitter chocolate, nuts and smoke. Overall though the nose is somewhat faint but noticeable.

The flavor begins with roasted malt and unsweetened chocolate followed by mild caramel which adds a level of sweetness. Finishes with charred smoke and ash.

Mouthfeel is light and thin with low carbonation. Earthy hops add a mild bitterness and dryness in the end.

Overall an easy beer to put down. It has a perfect balance and taste as an introduction into some of their more complex beer lineups. As for an American Brown Ale, It's a ballsy attempt and a pretty good example. Not a style you see too many brewers attempting regularly, hats off.

05Harley, Dec 10, 2011
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Phil Brown Ale from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
88 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.