Brown - Good People Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev -10.1%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #52 (May 2011):
Dissipating, light tan head lands a thin lacing; hazed rusty brown color. Aromas of light toffee, salt water, maraschino cherry, toasty bread and a vague yeast. Lightish but very creamy mouthfeel. Gritty, biscuity, with toasted husk, chicory and a hint of fermented molasses. Hop bitterness struggles to get through this maze of malt flavor for some balance but prevails eventually. Kiss of ripe fruit. Pretty dry finish, huskiness sort of dominates with a dried hay-like flavor, though does not go overboard. Bit of a toasted malt bomb here—a cleaner finish and perhaps we’d have a stellar beer in our glass. Aside from that, it ends up being a good drink.
07-28-2011 14:26:39 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
Growler from Gus's in Auburn, AL.
Pours a hazy brown color with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of strongly toasted - though not quite roasted - malts with good amounts of milk chocolate aromas. As the beer warms very light hints of herbal hops waft out.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Robust toasted malt flavors up front with more roastedness than the smell would intimate are followed by good amounts of milk chocolate flavors. Midway through the sip faint hop flavors enter into things but give way to the malt flavors before a solidly bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a smooth thickness with moderate carbonation.
Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass(es) and could easily have more.
Overall this is a very good American Brown and I wish I could have more access to Good People as I've yet to have even a subpar beer from them. Well worth a shot if you see it around.
11-29-2009 23:33:34 | More by glid02
4.22/5 rDev +9%
Sunday....cooler October day....just finished mowing having a Brown Ale fro the Good People Brewing Co of Birmingham. The appearance is good. Deep clear rich amber with finger thick off white head that is lacing nicely. The smell is mostly maple with hints of roast. The taste is very good, nice sweet malt with hints of roast. It is a dry beer....wonder if rye was used??? comes off pallet nice and clean. The mouthfeel is good as well...can session this with ease. over all it is probably one of the best brown ales I have tried.
10-02-2011 21:55:10 | More by WoodBrew
4.13/5 rDev +6.7%
picked this up at highland package on Christmas day. I needed something to help pass family time, this did the trick. I have really come to love this beer. Since the new brewery opened this beer has really come into it's own, being more bold and hopped up in the nose than in the past.
a: very rocky/pillowy off white head that didn't go away, beer was very clear from what I could see. Nice light/med dark brown with ruby and copper highlights
s: smelled of hops and caramel malt. Very good balance between the two. Slight chocolate aroma comes out as the beer warms up a bit.
t: very firm bitterness which is backed up by some of the same flavors that are in the aroma. Caramel, Toasty notes, Chocolate, a little bit of toffee maybe?? Once again very well balanced.
m: I can only describe it as a smooth thickness. The beer drinks pretty good. You can almost chew on it, but then it smooths out allowing the beer to be easy drinking.
d: with the lower gravity and smoothness of the beer, you can pound these pretty easy. Very good session beer to have around. I can't wait for the cans!
12-27-2010 20:55:51 | More by nhudson
3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
12oz can in pint glass
A: Dark copper/light brown color, with a very light tan head, the head is a little thin, but leaves a bit of lace.
S: Caramel sweetness
T: Caramel, toast, a definite shot of bittering hops, something that makes me think of a light roast coffee in the background. There seems to be a metallic taste by the end of the beer, not unpleasant, but I could do without.
M: A little too much carbonation, but not terrible. The hops seem to linger on the tongue, borders on astringent.
O: A nice, easy drinking brown ale. There is nothing truly exciting going on, but that is more the style vs. this beer. I would definitely recommend it to a BA who likes more malt driven beers vs. hops driven. Glad I got a chance to try, thanks JC. Worth trying.
12-15-2012 20:21:17 | More by wspscott
3.94/5 rDev +1.8%
Poured from can into Founder's Bolt Cutter glass.
A: Medium brown with slight red tint. Nice 2-3 finger white head with lots of lacing.
S: Lots of hops. A bit of caramel and malts
T: Mostly hops with some caramel and malts at the end. Following the nose...
M: Fair amount of carbonation. A bit dry.
O: Decent American Brown Ale. A solid choice, but I would tend towards a nice stout, Saison, or Belgium...
01-16-2013 01:46:23 | More by richj1970
4.03/5 rDev +4.1%
Another good Alabama beer, good times ahead for our state! No freshness info on the can. Enjoyed on 07/05/11.
A - Poured into a DFH snifter. A very very dark red color with a one finger off-white head. Leaves pretty good lacing. Just slightly above average here.
S - Nutty malts, milk chocolate, soda, floral hoppiness. It's good but just a little hoppy for my taste.
T - Begins pretty balanced. A nutty, chocolatey sweetness and a light hoppiness. This taste remains through the middle. Finishes with a very nice milk chocolate sweetness. This is good stuff. Could be a little more complex.
M - Mouthfeel is almost perfect. Pretty creamy with good carbonation on the back end.
O - Overall, this is another good one from Good People. I enjoyed it just as much or more as their IPA. Keep em coming Good People!
07-05-2011 22:05:36 | More by Janderson91
3.25/5 rDev -16%
No freshness date, poured into a pint
A- pours a murky brown creek water color with a small foamy off-white head that reduces to just a bit floating on top
S- husky malt with sweet notes of caramel, chocolate, vanilla and raisin. Light fruity & herbal hop aroma
T- sweet earthy malt with flavors of toffee & chocolate, grainy and husky, light herbal hops with a medicinal-like bitterness that lingers, somewhat unorthodox for a brown ale
M- medium body and carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finish
O- middle of the road brown, would like to see more of the chocolate/toffee, and the strange medicinal bitterness leaves a strange linger
06-13-2014 03:17:28 | More by Treyliff
Brown from Good People Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.