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Brown - Good People Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

203 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 29
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
36 IBU

Brewed with 2-Row Pale and 5 Specialty malts, it's malty in both flavor and smell. A heap of Cascade and Willamette add balance to this easy drinking ale. Hole up, have a few, and tell us what you think. We’re bettin’ it’s the best Brown Ale you’ll ever have.

(Beer added by: everetends on 06-29-2008)
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4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - dark brown with hints of red.

S - sweet caramel and hops.

T - caramel sweetness is beautifully balanced with a soothing blast of hops in the aftertaste, leaving your mouth feeling refreshed and happy.

M - Rich and filling in the mouth.

D - Very drinkable easy to have more then one

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2010 21:00:55 | More by harpus
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JayS2629

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4.63/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome brown. Medium brown color with a thick white head, nice retention, and sticky seafoam lacing. Aroma is of brown sugar, toffee, and light chocolate with earthy back tones. The taste is full and balanced with brown sugar, toffee, caramel and light chocolate notes. Earthy hops in the background. Very awesome balance and great taste. Nutty notes balance this into a nice malty, chocolate toned drink that has a good sweetness but nowhere near cloying. Excellent beer.

Serving type: can

06-10-2011 22:44:37 | More by JayS2629
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4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I really liked this beer. Nice balance of toasted malt and crisp hops. On the low side of carbonation, as it should be. Sweet, just right. I enjoyed the caramel chocolate flavor after each taste. Dark brown with slight hints of red in the color. Medium body. Looking forward to the next one!

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2009 18:15:28 | More by BeerGreek
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Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brown ale is very smooth and enjoyable from the can or pour into a pint glass. It taste great and smells wonderful. Awesome packaging and very original. This is a wonderful choice for all times of year whether it is hot outside or your sitting in front of a fire.

Serving type: can

05-28-2011 21:50:02 | More by dcstish
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can into a Duvel tulip.

A: Opaque mahogany body under a solid inch of creamy tan foam. Great retention and a strong covering of sticky lace. The total lack of clarity is the only thing keeping it from an even higher score.

S: Mmmm. Luscious. Richly toasty, nutty malts are front and center, with some vanilla sweetness and a solid dose of American hops - I'm getting plenty of grapefruit from the Cascade, as well as some grassier, herbal notes from the Willamette. The aroma is round, smooth, complex, and spot on for the style. Amazing job, Good People.

T: Grainy, nutty malts open things up, followed by some caramel sweetness. Bitter, dry, herbal hops finish things off. It's not quite as jaw-droppingly perfect as the aroma (the bitterness comes on without warning, and isn't as well-integrated as the fruity hops in the nose would have suggested), but it's still damn tasty.

M: A little thin and prickly at first, but the ample carbonation provides some nice smoothness after a moment.

O: I'm not the biggest fan of Brown Ales, generally, but this one manages to be both highly drinkable and highly interesting. The malt/hops balance works well, and the aroma is really spectacular. I'll be picking up another couple six-packs before I leave the state.

Cheers!

Serving type: can

04-27-2011 01:34:54 | More by woosterbill
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PeterLemonjello

Alabama

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft @ J. Clyde during the FTH bill passing celebration.

A - Pours a medium brown with a nice head and good lacing.

S - Very inviting smells of Malty/caramel/light chocolate aromas just a notch above floral hops.

T - Extremely flavorful beer. A tad more balanced than the smell but still leans in the malt direction. Flavors of caramel, chocolate, slightly burnt toast, light citrus, and flowers. Flavor is sweet but finishes dry enough as to not leave a sugar coating feeling in mouth.

M - Nice full mouthfeel for a session <6% beer.

D - One could drink a one after another after another after another of this beer. I certainly did. I generally drink hoppier beers but this one is a pleasure to drink. Very nice and makes me really wish I could get their stuff in a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2009 20:02:22 | More by PeterLemonjello
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BamaBeerBuff

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A light brown with light cherry tint. Thick head for a brown ale that retains very well. Great foamy patterns of lace on the glass. Well done.

S: A smooth and inviting aroma of cocoa, nuts, caramel, and some hoppiness.

T&M: Wonderful taste for a brown. Full flavored with a smooth caramel and chocolate malt flavors. A kind of nuttiness stood out to me, as well. Hops on the finish. It's robust and full, but still within the confines of the style. The body is medium with a very silky-smooth mouthfeel.

D: Flavorful yet drinkable. The best session brown I've had, bar-none. I hope this gets over to Tuscaloosa soon.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2009 05:55:55 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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BenSelf

Alabama

4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good People tags this beer as an American Brown, and I can see what they're talking about. The first impression is caramel, rich enough to where you almost think you're going to taste sugar. There is a roasty note and maybe some dark chocolate. The brew is brightened with cascade hops, without picking up any dryness. Carbonation level is moderate, representative of the style; just enough to convey the hop aroma. Lovely chestnut color. Head pours a little thin, but does stick around for a while, leaving a pretty lace doily in my pint glass. I think I'll try it with the Pot Pie the next time I'm at J.Clyde.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2009 01:43:00 | More by BenSelf
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Brown from Good People Brewing Company
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