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Brown - Good People Brewing Company

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211 Ratings

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 30
Gots: 34 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-23-2014 20:23:22 | More by thatoneguymike
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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
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

My very first secreat santa gift from 2011- 12 oz can split with my boyfriend. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass

A- Body is a nicely translucent light brown hue. Pours with a massive 3 finger or so foamy head. Head fades to 1/2 finger but retains perfectly from there.

S- Hoppy, lots of earthy hops, with a nice sweet caramel malt backbone. A good dose of floral hops is there too.

T- Flavor is very similar to the nose. Slight citus and some floral with a smooth malt background. And a mild bitterness lingers.

M- Medium carbonation and a nice full oily hop body.

O- Overall this is a great brown ale. It is atypical for the style and has a very nice malt hop balance. A very good local to try!

12-22-2011 02:49:47 | More by PittBeerGirl
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-28-2013 01:23:19 | More by jheezee
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-24-2013 02:37:40 | More by thewimperoo
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3.29/5  rDev -15%

Can from Adam from trade. Pours dark reddish to brown color with a little light showing through and a one finger off white to light khaki head. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruits, some light grassy hops, smells like a malty pale ale. Flavor is some bock late, dark fruit, a bit of lightly biting hop at the end. Then there's a strange heavy metallic finish that ruins what seems to be otherwise very nice flavors. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not bad.

08-09-2014 22:07:13 | More by BMMillsy
Photo of JohnBender


4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-13-2014 20:05:29 | More by JohnBender
Photo of JoEBoBpr


4.22/5  rDev +9%

Poured into a pint glass from a 12ox can.

A - Pours a nice light mahogany brown with some slight copper and amber edges. There is a nice light cream colored head that is about 0.5 inch tall and has some nice dense bubbles to it.

S - Hints of walnuts and almonds with some nice fresh baked bread and some toasty malts. There is some nice roasty malts perceived with some chocolate notes as well.

T & M - Taste starts out with some nice grainy malt and some freshly baked toasty bread. Nice grain profile to this beer. There is some slight nutty notes to it with almonds and some oat notes as well. Slight chocolate sweetness and bitterness is perceived. As the beer warms the nut and roasted malt bread character comes out. It is quite delicious. Awesome brown ale. Good carbonation and some nice hop grassy bitterness on the back end makes this a delicious brew.

O - Delicious brew that was very surprising. Well crafted overall with some great roast and some perfect malt grain profiles. Yum.

05-28-2011 16:16:12 | More by JoEBoBpr
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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%

A- Murky reddish brown. Thick head disappates down to an inch. Plenty of lacing.
S- Smell is just a touch sour, a bit of toasted malt, and a bit of nuttyness.
T- Toasted bread, roasted pecans, just a touch of green apple that's offputting. Just the ever so slightiest rum type character in the finish.
M- Slightly full, somewhat undercarbed, lending a bit too much heaviness to it given ABV.
O- A quite good brown. It's got a really nice toasty character and a relatively unique to style rum character that I liked.

05-12-2011 01:03:29 | More by jsprain1
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-19-2014 23:14:17 | More by richkrull
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-18-2013 22:50:36 | More by Photekut
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

02-20-2014 02:20:51 | More by GABrew
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-19-2014 18:11:04 | More by thufflife
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4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

08-03-2012 01:48:45 | More by stephenjmoore
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

08-20-2014 22:49:14 | More by patre_tim
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4.63/5  rDev +19.6%

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.

06-10-2011 22:44:37 | More by JayS2629
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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

big thanks to kirkpjr for this fine alabama beer.

poured cold from the can a semi-opaque deep nutty copper brown to a sun king shaped pint with a nice, big bubbled, foamy tan head with nice retention that leaves a thick film of slowly receding lace after each sip.

aroma of sweet, melted, buttery brown sugars, graham crackers.

nice, nutty, sweet sugars, toffee.

medium bodied, big carbonation, sweet.

drinkable - way.

overall - great american brown.

06-03-2011 00:35:56 | More by robwestcott
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass. Thanks to RC0032 for bringing this back for me.

Appearance: This pours a full brown color, hazy with a creamy white head. The head retains nicely and leaves a little bit of lace down the sides of the glass.

Smell: Chocolate malt, a bit of coffee, nutty malts, and a bit of peat as well.

Taste: The flavor is very malt forward. Cocoa, hazelnut, and toffee malt up front. A bit of peat and then a soft earthy hop presence. The light bitterness lingers into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light tingling carbonation turns creamy for most of each sip. Fairly clean with a soft grainy texture. A mild stickiness is noticeable at the beginning of the sip and a mild oiliness is noticeable at the end.

Overall: To me this is just not that exciting of a style, but I think it was executed well and I am glad to have tried a beer from Good People in Alabama.

09-06-2011 05:44:54 | More by KickInTheChalice
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

12-17-2013 00:42:56 | More by BarryMFBurton
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-14-2011 21:01:06 | More by freduardo
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

A: mahogany/chestnut color is a little lighter than expected. Clear. Nice creamy tan head is lasting w good lacing.
S: brown sugar, caramel, light molasses w/some earthy piney hops.
T: medium sweet malts are almost balanced out by smooth hop bittnerness, finishing almost clean.
M: nicely carbonated and frothy. Medium body.
O: very nice brown ale...like that its canned...good stuff, nice and drinkable.

05-01-2011 22:09:11 | More by MrMcGibblets
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-02-2014 22:41:57 | More by Bartos
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-18-2013 00:37:25 | More by BlueMoon10
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West Virginia

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
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-24-2013 22:55:02 | More by TheBishopco
Brown from Good People Brewing Company
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