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Bacon Brown Ale - Uncommon Brewers

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Bacon Brown AleBacon Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
72
okay

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 20.71%
Wants: 14
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Uncommon Brewers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: illidurit on 02-12-2010)
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aquazr1

California

3/5  rDev -2.9%

08-03-2014 00:54:37 | More by aquazr1
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-18-2014 15:52:43 | More by cnbrown313
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rowbow

California

3/5  rDev -2.9%

06-06-2014 17:44:48 | More by rowbow
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NRo

California

3/5  rDev -2.9%

05-29-2014 17:42:27 | More by NRo
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mpenning13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -2.9%

04-18-2014 00:59:52 | More by mpenning13
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.09/5  rDev 0%

Canned 9/18/13.

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, nut, and smoked meat aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grain, smoke, and slight bacon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with a pretty subdued bacon presence in both the aroma and flavor.

03-06-2014 05:48:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

02-25-2014 12:25:10 | More by wl0307
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bernat1971

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

01-17-2014 04:31:43 | More by bernat1971
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VincentFrey

Maryland

2.05/5  rDev -33.7%

Pour / Appearance: Actually ends up much more ruby red than brown, with very high clarity. Nice head but no real lacing or any retention. The head that is there is a light mocha color and is appealing. There’s not much else to talk about here; it’s pretty but run of the mill. Eh.

Aroma: Oddly, it smells very artificial for an organic beer. Caramel notes and wisps of smoke are there, but there is this lingering touch of plastic that is just very off-putting. Maybe a little bacon? Smells more like burnt hog flavored liquid smoke.

Taste: The taste is the same as the note. Perhaps more caramel than I expected, and the smoke starts to come up in the back. No bacon to speak of; peat or oak smoked wheat would probably have been just as interesting. The gimmick is, very sadly, a gimmick.

Overall: A run of the mill brown ale for a higher price. Smells and tastes somewhat artificial, and the “specialty” ingredient doesn’t have a real place.

Bottom Line: No real reason to bother with this one. If you’re ticking off brown ales to try, go ahead, or if you’re one of those “le epic bacon” jackasses from the internet.

12-18-2013 01:54:56 | More by VincentFrey
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.49/5  rDev +12.9%

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a frothy ecru head that leaves a few shards behind

Smell: Buckwheat pancakes topped with a hint of cane syrup

Taste: Buckwheat pancakes and cane syrup, up front, with a nutskin character developing, in the middle; very phenolic, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: After a good start, the beer fell apart in the finish; if only the advertised bacon was there instead of the phenols, this might have been decent

Thanks, bytemesis (from the other site), for the opportunity

12-14-2013 00:30:47 | More by brentk56
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humulusphile

California

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-13-2013 00:18:05 | More by humulusphile
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +29.4%

12-07-2013 08:14:01 | More by drewone
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leprakhan

California

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

12-05-2013 08:32:03 | More by leprakhan
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flexabull

California

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-15-2013 17:10:09 | More by flexabull
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mctizzz

California

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

11-13-2013 01:04:32 | More by mctizzz
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -11%

10-29-2013 04:02:58 | More by Exeter
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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev -2.9%

08-29-2013 18:17:49 | More by GraduatedCashew
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -2.9%

08-18-2013 02:55:19 | More by timjim1327
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beertunes

Washington

3.46/5  rDev +12%

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear brown color, with just a bit of a reddish tint, and had 1/2 inch of light tan head that good retention and low-to-moderate lacing.

The aroma was all sweet malts, no real hop presence, sadly no bacon scent either. There was just a hint of a slight sour/funk smell though. On the tongue, The story was pretty similar, sweet malts, barely there hops, a complete lack of bacon:( , and that sour was just barely there. Maybe if I hadn't smelled, I wouldn't have even tasted it.

The body was good, though pretty typical for the style, medium-full, smooth, and even. Drinkability was good, the beer went quickly and easy enough. Overall, a pretty nice take on a basic brown ale, not special, but worth grabbing a single and giving it a test drive.

07-17-2013 17:33:28 | More by beertunes
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -2.9%

06-23-2013 14:06:12 | More by Kirk
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

05-29-2013 23:18:05 | More by tommyguz
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-27-2013 17:00:12 | More by jrempel
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dertyd

California

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-26-2013 03:37:13 | More by dertyd
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pstam87

Illinois

3/5  rDev -2.9%

05-18-2013 15:44:39 | More by pstam87
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-12-2013 19:16:35 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Bacon Brown Ale from Uncommon Brewers
72 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.