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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
good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

thanksforcoming, Jul 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Nmgreen, May 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

trxxpaxxs, Mar 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Ilovebeer1549, Mar 01, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for yet another canned beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty dark auburn color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, nutty, bready. Taste is full of malts, some nuts, definitely a good bit of breadiness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

tone77, Feb 15, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: chestnutty brown with dark garnet hues, great clarity, thin off white head

Aroma: nutty. And bready. With an overall clean aroma

Taste: nutty and bready, like the aroma with a nice crisp finish and very balanced flavor.

Mouthfeel: medium body, very drinkable, medium carbonation

Overall: A great session brown. Very balanced with nutty and bready flavors prevailing. Hop bitterness curbs sweetness on the finish but without any real hop flavor, as it should.

dwren89, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

djrn2, Dec 25, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I was up in Brooklyn this past weekend to attend Day 1 of Mugs Ale House's Belgium 2 Brooklyn 8 event and Alex Hall recommended that I hit Breukelyn Bier Merchants before I headed for home. What a coup! I found all kinds of CANs in their cooler, including this one and so The CANQuest (TM) rolls along merrily.

From the CAN: "Organic Beer Number 1 (OB-1) is a USDA certified organic brown ale made with organic malt and organic hops. The only other ingredients are Teton mountain spring water and brewer's yeast. OB-1 is mildly to moderately hoppy with a nutty malt character. OB-1 took a bronze medal at the Great Ameri[CAN] Beer Fest (TM) in the English Style Brown Ale category in 2008. INGREDIENTS: WATER, ORGANIC BARLEY, ORGANIC HOPS, YEAST. Snake River Brewing, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Certified organic by Organic Certifiers."

The Crack revealed yet another brimful CAN and the lateness of the hour seemed to cry out for an inverted Glug. I am finding that the technique works best with a shaker pint as the receptacle. This venture netted me a finger of dense light-tan head with decent retention. Color was a slightly-hazy deep-brown (SRM = > 22, < 27) with ruby highlights. Nose was VERY malty, nutty, yes, but with a brown bread character, also. Mouthfeel was medium and I stand by my initial call of brown bread, especially in terms of taste. B&M makes a great brown bread that comes in a CAN and this was like a liquid version of it. It was tending to be a bit sweet for my taste, but there was nothing intrinsically wrong with it. The finish was semi-sweet, not cloying, so not outright sweet. I am going to end up damning this poor beer with faint praise, I am afraid. It just was not my cup of tea, but if you like this style, then I do not want to wave anyone off of it.

woodychandler, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Boone757, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

MarshMan71, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

meehandennis, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

peteh2112, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

BJasny, Jun 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

dcloeren, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear dark reddish brown in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of nutty malts along with some hints of chocolate and a very slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems light-bodied and less flavorful compared to other beers in the style but it goes down very easily.

metter98, May 22, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a very malty brown ale. Minimal brown ale tones fit somewhat with the English style, but could use some more oomph. Especially to outshine the heavy malt tones that you get off this one. For what it is, it's consistent. Carbonation seems minimal but is also ever present and fills the mouth. A decent brown ale.

RblWthACoz, May 20, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium brown in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation (made up of some large bubbles) and some reddish brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with just a light hint of light fruits and some grassy hops. Very light hints of nuts in the back ground.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of caramel malts with just a hint of light fruit (pear/apple) and some nuts. Light flavors of grassy hops that give it a light amount of bitterness that fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable - there is a good balance between the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness of the hops without losing the flavor of either.

dbrauneis, May 13, 2013
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4.64/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Thomasschi9296, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Hairrrrrrrr, Mar 24, 2013
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Organic Beer Number 1 (OB-1) Certified Organic Brown Ale from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
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