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Duke's Cold Nose Brown Ale - Bold City Brewery

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181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bold City Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-24-2008

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Ratings: 181 | Reviews: 32
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a brown color with cream yellowish head. Lots of sediment in the pour. Malt mainly on the nose; off on the palate.

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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
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Canned on December 9th, 2014 according to the Julian date on the bottom of the can. Brought back to MA after a fruitful trip to Tampa, FL.

A- 12oz can is poured into a teku with a deep brown body and a three finger light tan cap. The head retention is rather good and massive sheets of lace form immediately.

S- Good overall aromatic strength to a Brown Ale on the darker side of things. A melange of toasted nuts, caramel sweets, cocoa powder, coffee, cereal grains and bready grains comes to mind.

T- Medium sweetness and a heavy dosage of cereal grains up front. The grains are responsible for the majority of what is happening in this brew. Toasted nutty malts, crystal grains, bread, cocoa nibs, toffee and slight roast come to mind. Slight fruity hints at times.

MF- Light to medium overall thickness to the body with a chewy and foamy consistency. Moderately high carbonation with a slight bitterness on the back end.

Toasted grains lead the way with some roast character. A well rounded flavor profile that could use a bit more support from the body; it just feels thin during some sips.

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Bold City Brewery "Duke's Cold Nose Brown Ale"
12 oz. can, coded "308 14 13:09"
$1.67 @ Winn Dixie #0199, Jacksonville, FL

Duke's pours a clear, very dark mahogany brown body beneath a creamy head of khaki that holds well and leaves broken sheets of lace as it goes.

In the nose it's chocolatey, and almost fudge brownie-like, and that carries over into the flavor. It's sweetish, but not particularly malty, with a medium-light body and a smooth, fine-bubbled moderate carbonation. The bitterness is restrained, but along with some grassy and very lightly floral hops it manages to finish dry with some lingering nuttiness and a dusting of earthiness.

It's one-sided, yes, but many brown ales are - and in this case it's at least not overdone. What it does deliver is quite nice, and so much so in fact, that I could easily see enjoying two or three of these in a row. Not unlike the other beers from Bold City it's simply a reliable, readily accessible, and very drinkable ale.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Duke's Cold Nose Brown Ale from Bold City Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.