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Brown - Good People Brewing Company

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very good

229 Ratings

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 32
Gots: 40 | FT: 2
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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Photo of darkstar12
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured from a can into a pint glass

A: standard brown color with a one-finger tannish head that didnt last long. no real lacing to speak of.

S: hops overwhelmed any other smells

T: hops, hops, hops. some caramel and malty flavor are hidden in there, but it's bitter hops from beginning to end

M: Decent mouthfeel; not much carbonation

O: To me it was more of an IPA than a brown ale, as it came across much hoppier than I expected. Probably a good beer if you're looking for that

darkstar12, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of RuckusDu
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - This beer poured maybe a half finger of light tan head. Some larger bubbles that sticks around. The body is an odd brown with slight red. Somewhat cloudy, but the color makes it look even more so.

S - Such a sweet cherry fruit leather that comes out strong and up front. It's a very nice aroma that I was not expecting. Almost some oak. Good.

T - Here is it much more of that brown ale flavor. Nice bitterness that comes quick and then ends with an earthy malt.

M - Very strong carbonation and decent body. Maybe a little over carbonated for this style.

O - The aroma was so great but then fell off with the first sip. The sweetness went away and it was just an average brown.

RuckusDu, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Reaper16 for the extra!

A- Deep mahogany body with no transparency. Thin tan head that leaves no lacing.

S- Nice blend of sweet caramel malt and a faint aroma of hazelnut. Just enough sweet aroma in the nose, but not overwhelming.

T- Nice deep caramel malt taste with a sweetness mixed through. Almost tastes like hazelnut coffee mixed in.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, very smooth with a sweet residual aftertaste.

O- Very impressed by this brown ale. Personally I think brown ales are typically underrated, and this one is a great subtle representation of the style.

stephenjmoore, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of nasa60
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

nasa60, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of CowboyRob
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

CowboyRob, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

rolltide8425, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Robeerto89
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Robeerto89, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of FBGordon
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

FBGordon, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of bjwilson
4/5  rDev +4.2%

bjwilson, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of CrazyOtto623
4/5  rDev +4.2%

CrazyOtto623, May 08, 2012
Photo of mlhenson
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

mlhenson, May 06, 2012
Photo of mattsdenney
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into NB globe glass.

A: Dark and murky brown. Two fingers of off-white head that dissipates slowly leaving a slight lacing.

S: Black cherry, malt, grassy grains, and molasses.

T: Sweet maple syrup, chocolate, and nuttiness, some mild hop bitterness but mostly malts.

M: Medium bodied, slick and frothy, light carbonation.

O: Overall a good brown ale, hope they start distributing to Nashville soon.

mattsdenney, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of BenBraswell
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BenBraswell, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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, Apr 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

freethehopspc, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of Zachb4au
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Zachb4au, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured deep briwn with crimson highlights and asmall tannish cap and light lacing

S: Some citrus on the nose with some toffee and nuts

T: Has a nice toffee flavor with a light citrus hops, some nuts in the background with a hint of caramel stickiness

M: A nice medium body with good carbonation, some toffee dominates the palate

O: I am not a fan of this style whatsoever but I found this beer tasty, drinkable and balanced

barleywinefiend, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Good People shaker pint because I can, this is on the Top Beers - South list so that's sort of exciting.

Beer is brown and mostly clear, a little darker than expected, walnut, this tan head, low retention, no lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is nutty, mildly roasty, a little malt.

Beer is medium in body, mildly sweet up front with a nice, mildly bitter finish, bitterness is all grain, no hops. A decent little brown, I might have it again.

drabmuh, Mar 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

QueenOfLibations, Mar 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

plumlmr, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Andlemc, Feb 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

DocAJ, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

agammon, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a one finger light tan head into an english pub glasss that left good sheeting and lacing throughout. the body was a bright brown with red tints.
s - nutty, chocolate, caramel, bread with a hint of hop bite.
t - bready and caramel with a more hop punch than the aroma.
m - medium thickness and slick, carbonation level is dialed in now.
o - great beer and one of my favorite browns.

GPHarris, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of RKel888
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

RKel888, Feb 04, 2012
Brown from Good People Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.