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Organic Beer Number 1 (OB-1) Certified Organic Brown Ale - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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Organic Beer Number 1 (OB-1) Certified Organic Brown AleOrganic Beer Number 1 (OB-1) Certified Organic Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
81
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73 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub visit their website
Wyoming, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
OB-1 (Organic Beer Number 1) is a USDA certified organic English style brown ale. Snake River Brewing is proud to be the first and only brewery to be making certified organic beer in the state of Wyoming. Made from 100% organic malt and 100% organic hops. The only other ingredients are Teton mountain spring water and an imported strain of English ale yeast. The alcohol content is 4.9%. OB-1 is a signature beer of Chris Erickson.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 01-27-2007)
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Thomasschi9296

Idaho

4.64/5  rDev +30%

Hello All, I want to state that i live about 45 miles from the Brewery on the snake river watershed. My family has been here for 4 generations since 1892. I have seen many good reviews and i am not as refined a beer drinker as some of you all. But i will state this, I live on the Tetons Aquifer, i drink 'city' water all day long and it tastes better then any 'spring' water you would buy from the store. It is a hard water, (i am sure they soften it in the brewery) that has a great flavor and comes out the tap at Ice cold Temps. I can say definitively that this is the best water i have ever encountered and i have lived all over the North West. This combined with excellent organic ingredients leaves a beer that tastes so well and sets extremely well in the stomach. I gladly pay the price of 8.99 per 6 pack, i have no idea what it runs in other parts of the country but since finding it i have switched from my typical Belgium brewing to Snake river beers. I know perhaps i am biased as to my location but i am very thankful that a brewery in my area offers such a quality product. I will also put in a good word for a local micro called Wildlife brewing, they make a brown ale called Mighty Bison, but that is for another time. Looking forward to any responses and hope to hear more good things about this beverage.

05-03-2013 18:33:53 | More by Thomasschi9296
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

10-25-2012 02:52:33 | More by ucsbmullet
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Butchnasty

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

03-05-2013 07:39:27 | More by Butchnasty
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19%

07-17-2014 01:08:39 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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mentor

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +19%

Pours a two finger yellowed head over a clear bright copper brown liquid. Head caves down slowly and is very clingy. Well done. Smells caramel and iron. Floral hoppy is mild and hallertauer noble-like. Navel orange and a touch of gingerbread cookie.

Tastes light in intensity, with bright flavors backed by a gentle zing. Interesting. Very mild chocolate malt plays a drying role, as does the strong carbonation (a bit too strong, IMO, as I find it distracts). A bit of earthy fruity character that I'm guessing is from hops. Oranges and woody edge. Grassy is present but mild and mixed with what could be a hop zing, like one would find in a bavarian pils. Esters are mild but play a tempering role. Light simple and drinkable. Finish is clean and dry leaving little to ponder. I guess a bit of iron tang in the aftertaste. Quite nice on this cooling July evening. Md body and quite enjoyable. I'm one who drinks single beers, rarely buying a 6er of anything. This is one of the rare rare beers I will actually return to.

SCORED AS AN AMBER, AS THAT IS MUCH MORE LIKELY THE STYLE THAN A BROWN.

07-28-2007 00:57:32 | More by mentor
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Chaz

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +18.2%

Pours a brilliant golden-amber in color, topped with a medium-tan head of average duration. Good lacing. Nose is caramel malt with biscuity notes and faint pale malt tones. Hop use is lightly citric, and it comes of as tangy and almost metallic. Brisk and bright on the first sip, with a light tang and a bigger, sweet kick rounding it out. Notes of toffee, with lighter cherry and vanilla notes alongside the caramel present in the nose. As this warms, notes of light plum and ripe red apple come to the fore, and it's almost like a caramel apple! Light smokiness abounds also, making this a reasonably complex drinker. Body is medium-full, texture is smooth and fairly creamy. Stylistically, this one really hits hits the mark. Very tasty stuff and quite readily drinkable. Easily one of the better organic ales I've tasted in recent years. Wish it were available locally!

06-13-2008 18:24:26 | More by Chaz
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RRC87

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +13.4%

Appearance: Clear slightly dark amber with a very thin film of a head which quickly dissipates into a ring.

Smell: Nutty, with hints of coffee held together by very strong overtones of caramelized malt.

Taste: Mild, the predominant flavor is definitely that of caramelized malt with slight hints of burnt coffee (but in a good way), and wisps of hops at the end.

M/F: Light, would have liked to see a little more carbonation to cut through the after feel that leaves you with a mild case of dry mouth.

Overall: an enjoyable beer that is extremity drinkable. For those who are fans of organic beers this should be a must.

08-11-2009 05:28:16 | More by RRC87
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Shaw

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +13.4%

I had this at Snake River's brewpub in Jackson, Wyo. I love having cask ale at brewpubs. Nothing beats a fresh brew.

This is a nice dark brown with a very tight head.

The smell sweet, with notes of toasted malt and bread.

The taste is rich, but not cloying. Good balance, with an extra-smooth and creamy body.

This is a very nice beer, especially on cask.

06-07-2009 05:16:32 | More by Shaw
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

01-23-2013 23:36:23 | More by JRod1969
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12%

Sixer from Northridge in Laramie, can't remember the price. Into a SA Perfect Pint.

A: Nice red/brown in color with a tan head that bubbles up to about a quarter of an inch and quickly recedes to a thin layer of bubbles.

S: Caramel, toffee, slightly bready and not much else. Pretty nice for what it is.

T: Follows the nose nicely, caramel and toffee a slightly sweet honey profile finds its way in there as well. Slightly fruity English yeast profile and a hint of bitterness on the finish. Very tasty.

M: Light, carbonation is touch towards the high side of the spectrum, finish is dry and clean with very few lingering flavors.

O: Solid beer, nothing else to say here. Just a well done brown ale, definitely something to give to the fans of Newcastle Brown Ale in an effort to geth them to try something a little different.

07-18-2012 01:04:13 | More by pokesbeerdude
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Phocion

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12%

Picked up a 6-pack driving through Casper, wanting to get a taste of a Wyoming beer.

Pours into a shaker a deep brown, with just a slight reddish hue. Thick but not particularly resilient almost-white head with generous, but not sticky lacing.

Aroma is primarily doughy with toasted grains and a slight noble-like hoppiness. Hint of caramel and even a little bit of coffee. Definitely more on the malty end.

Flavor is mildly sweet. Bready with a light nuttiness and a very crisp finish. Slight floral flavor, but once again the malts overpower.

Decently carbonated and a light/medium body.

Light and sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. Actually fairly complex considering. This thing would be easily sessionable, although not particularly memorable. Worth a shot.

08-04-2011 22:26:39 | More by Phocion
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

4/5  rDev +12%

06-05-2014 15:07:12 | More by IDABEERGUY
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whahappened27

Washington

4/5  rDev +12%

03-01-2012 06:41:47 | More by whahappened27
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July2Nov

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +12%

Appearance: Nice burnt brown with a darker brown color in the middle with a ruby tint around that middle area. One finger width of head that settles down to a lasting lacing.

Smell: Buttery bread scent with some roasted toffee/caramel bits.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Mmmm. Medium to lighter in body with a light bit of carbonation and a good, dry roasted nut flavor, along with the sweetness of the toffee flavor. Very drinkable. Leaves the mouth with a slight cottonmouth feel.

Overall: Have to admit that I was hesitant when the word, "Organic" was on the bottle, but all that faded away once I had a sip. Of the variety pack that I got, this is one of my faves. As pleasant as they come.

08-24-2011 01:12:16 | More by July2Nov
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BJasny

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

06-15-2013 18:55:23 | More by BJasny
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%

Picked this up after two recommendations from friends. Found it for $4.99 a sixer too! No date on the bottle.

Pours a dark coppery brown with a big fluffy head that reduces to a thinner layer of suds that leave some nice lacing.

Nutty and malty. Some caramel and toffee with malted milk balls.

Just like the nose. A little bit of alcohol peeks through. Getting a bit of spicy hops, but I think they've faded. Pretty tasty.

Feels a bit undercarbonated. Lightly creamy, medium body.

Overall, this is a good brown ale. For the price I paid, a real bargain. I would drink this again. As a bonus, it's organic as well.

04-24-2010 01:01:24 | More by jera1350
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Opethsprite

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +10.1%

Pours a nice, deep reddish amber with gold hints throughout. Sparse, disappearing head, leaving some lacing. Malty sweetness to the nose...Caramel and yeasty goodness! Well well! This is a nicely balanced beer. Plenty of sweet, roasted malts and a tasteful amount of piney hops. Nothing wholly innovative, but a solid workhorse of a beer. This is the first organic beer I've had, and I'm curious how it would compare to a non-organic (and therefore 'cheaper') counterpart.

04-06-2009 20:22:07 | More by Opethsprite
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dirtylou

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

on-cask at the brewpub in Jackson Hole

from notes

appearance: served in a shaker pint - light brown body, amber hues, creamy beige lace

smell: light and roasty, caramel, some chocolate, herbal hops

taste: i enjoyed this cask offering - smooth and simple with some nice light malty notes, herbal green hops, caramel, toffee and chocolate.

mouthfeel: smooth and creamy

overall: pretty nice

07-07-2011 18:15:06 | More by dirtylou
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supercolter

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%

Appearance is a medium brown- looks very carbonated, very little lacing. Smell and Taste are very similar- but the smell is a bit weaker. Seems like there should be more to this one, tastes a little branny. Mouthfeel is medium in body with lots of carbonation. Drinkability is very good.

09-22-2009 00:16:04 | More by supercolter
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Bierlerner

Oklahoma

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%

A- Pours dark brown. Small bubbly head. Lacing in lots of layers

S- Kind of herbal. Definitely a toasted biscuity caramel nose. Light and just right.

T- Little hop presence. Sweet, but not dominating. Black tea or sweet tea, caramel, honey, etc. Pretty great balance. Sweetness lingers in the mouth.

M- Good. Medium mouthfeel. Creamy, prickly, and a good dry finish.

O- Good session beer. Nice all around brew and its organic. Great job.

05-18-2011 23:48:18 | More by Bierlerner
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markjarema11

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-11-2014 14:14:38 | More by markjarema11
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-21-2013 20:23:43 | More by MarshMan71
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peteh2112

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-17-2013 03:30:55 | More by peteh2112
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-17-2014 12:00:24 | More by trxxpaxxs
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +4.5%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine June 2007.

We really dig that more and more brewers are jumping on the organic bandwagon; but we're still waiting for the day that someone comes out with an organic Russian Imperial Stout. Here's Snake River's first organic beer (note: OB-1), brewed with organic Hallertau hops, and organic Pale, Vienna, Munich and Caramel malts.

Pours dark amber, nearly brown, topped with a creamy lace. Fairly clean in the nose, with toasted brown bread and herbal notes emerging as the beer warms. Firm, consistent malty body. Hops are in the front, with a quick and gentle splash to get the taste buds going. Sweet but not overpowering, as toast and caramel meld with an herbal edge to create a tea-like flavor. Some leafy herbal notes. Bready finish, with a lingering sweetness and more toasty notes. Bone-dry and very clean.

A damn tasty organic offering that's practically a Brown Ale and would be a good call for a session beer. Pair this one with grilled and barbecued items this summer.

09-27-2010 19:02:19 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Organic Beer Number 1 (OB-1) Certified Organic Brown Ale from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
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