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Shakedown Brown - Black Market Brewing Co.

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Anglo-American Style Brown Ale

(Beer added by: SShelly on 12-06-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Ohsdrummer08, Friday at 08:37 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

InfernoBoss, Sep 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

nightowl_14, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

zestar, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

PatGreer, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Quinnspub1, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very deep, dark mahogany with 2 fingers of oatmeal colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and covered the top of the beer in wispy clouds.

Aroma: Very malty, followed by lots of floral hops notes. I get biscuits, toffee, roasted nuts, honey and clover. Very aromatic.

Taste: Like the aroma, the flavor is very malty and nutty, followed by some toffee sweetness and finished with some nicely balanced hops bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium and very smooth, almost stout smooth. There’s some good carbonation, but not as much as I was expecting, considering the amount of head present upon the pour. At an ABV of 5.5%, there is no alcohol presence on the palate.

Overall: This is a damn tasty brown ale!! I’ve never heard of this brewery, but thanks to this brown ale, it is now on my radar. I’ll certainly be getting this beer again, and will be on the lookout for other offerings from this brewery!

Jeffreysan, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

ste5venla, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

SocalKicks, May 04, 2013
Photo of BeerEngineer
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

General - This beer was from a bottle that poured this into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance - Great brown color amber color to this beer, really fitting to the style. Head is a very nice tannish color with some great retention.

Smell - There is a touch of chocolate or toffee with this aroma. Great scent, but interestingly I had to remove some of the head to be able to get a real scent.

Taste - An expected taste for a brown ale but there are some unique characteristics. There is a chocolate overtone associated with it and a good malty basis. Interestingly the bottle says that there are around 40 IBUs in this beer, but it's not really "in your face" bitterness. I think that the backbone of malt in this almost hides the true bitterness.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is medium low to medium. One thing is that this beer is REALLY carbonated. It sizzles the entire way down, part of the reason for the really incredible head. I think that it's probably a little more than is needed but I'm ok with it and it is fitting for this style.

Overall - Ok I'm good with this. It is a good example of a brown ale, not something that will rock your world and make you only want to drink this but if you are in the mood for a brown ale it won't disappoint. This brewery is in Temecula, a few hours away from me but I think that I'll make a trip down there eventually to check it out. I look forward to trying some of their other beers!

BeerEngineer, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of antibeersnob
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very clean brown ale. Pretty much what you would expect with the style. Nice thick head, malty body with just a hint of hops. I really enjoyed the toffee flavors I got out of this one. Not many straight forward browns left in SoCal so this one will be one of my favorites.

Nice brew from a up and coming brewery.

antibeersnob, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at Haven Gastropub in Orange, Calif.

A- Quick eroding head, off-white in color. Nut brown body.

S- Fruity, floral hops and some nuttiness.

T- Dark malts and barley. Nut flavors.

M- Medium bodied and smooth.

O- Not complex or interesting, but a good session beer.

Murrhey, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of rudzud
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade from FosterJM. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice dark brown with a big, three finger light khaki head that fades to leave thick side lacing and a nice thick creamy blanket. Very, very nice.

S - Lots of nice roasted malts and some subtle sweetness. Light, almost coffee like aroma as well. Actually not bad at all.

T - Taste isnt bad either. Good balance between roasted malts, light chocolate/coffee, and faint hops. Very well balanced with each flavour clear and distinct.

M - Mouthfeel is solid as well, lightly creamy with just a little bit of carbonation.

O - Overall this really wasnt a bad brown ale. Definately better than the rAvg suggests.

rudzud, Oct 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

beerpadawan, Aug 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

drewone, Aug 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

t0rin0, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Quite attractive brownish amber. A little hazy. Nice foam and sudsy mouthfeel.

Huge mouthful of flavor for a Brown. Burnt pecans, some butter, lots of grain. Lots of resiny hops. Seriously bitter. I'd call it over the top, and more like an IPA in flavor, but at least it's not the usual anemic Brown. Creamy carbonation. Just too much of a good thing. But if you are a big fan of bittering hops, this is more like a brown IPA and well worth a try.

Available now in 22 oz bottles (see photo). Three Black Market beers in bottles suddenly showed up at Best Damn in San Diego.

mactrail, Jul 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

PunkFloyd, Jul 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

dipso123, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Golden State Cafe in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky dark brown with a 1/2 inch foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy chunks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasty malt with some nice nutty and fruity aromas. Taste is of roasty malt, cocoa, and nutty flavors. There is a medium herbal bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a light level of carbonation with a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it's pretty damn hoppy for a brown ale which I guess explains the name in a sense.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

pperez38, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

acurtis, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Thingus, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

GRG1313, Nov 29, 2011
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Shakedown Brown from Black Market Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.