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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
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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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Photo of B967ierhunter177
1/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer pours a deep, clear brown with nice ruby tones under light. There's a one finger tan head and lasting lace. The aroma is a strange acidic, alcoholic smell with faint bacon and smoke undertones. The flavor is acidic and mild bitterness with a hint of bacon. It's mouthfeel is light. Uncommon Bacon Brown Ale is a nasty brew. Not recommended!

B967ierhunter177, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of justinbrown
1/5  rDev -67.6%

justinbrown, Mar 20, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

pschul4, May 20, 2012
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

TrickkyGangsta, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of harrymel
1.51/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Canned 09NOV12

It's a light brown on amber with a near solid sheet of fine light tan foam. Brilliant clarity. Smells of some urine, a little tallow and some sweet malts. Really unappealing nose. Flavor is grain, bitter, some bread, some biscuit and toasted malts with a hint of coffee. No real bacon flavor. Medium on thin for the style with moderate carb. Really nothing I can find particularly appealing about this beer, poor execution.

harrymel, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of tasteegood
1.98/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Booo. On tap at twisted spoke, served in a tulip glass. No bacon odor detected. :( no smokiness. Looks like a brown, taste like a brown bit does not live up to its description. If u order it ask for a sample and decide if u want to move forward with this beer. NOT a, bad tasting brown, just doesn't live to what I was expecting.

tasteegood, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of JustinQ
2/5  rDev -35.3%

JustinQ, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of VincentFrey
2.05/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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.

VincentFrey, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
2.15/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Uncommon Brewers has jumped on the Baconmania trend with its bacon brown ale. They also take it a step further by adding buckwheat. I have a 16 ounce can to be consumed.On to the beer:

A good looking mulata. Maple wood brown with dark red hues and long lasting head of foam. And it is possible for a canned beer to be infected? My first greeting at the nose was an aroma like heated plastic, and it continues to dominate. I am able to get very subtle hints of that delicious pork belly and a berry note underneath, but the very low intensity isn't going to win me.

Some resemblance of a brown ale is tasted. Given what I smelled, this is a good thing. Note that I didn't say the taste of plastic was nill. Seems 50/50 brown ale/plastic. Little smoked meat is sensed. The body is medium full with a sweet aftertaste, which is a decent finish,but overall an underwhelming bacon brown ale with a plastic problem. Let's hope this isn't persistent in thier batches, otherwise we may as well rename this "Plastic Brown Ale".

DoubleJ, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of rudzud
2.15/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Picked up a can of this at Julio's to compare it with Rogue's Voodoo Donut. Poured into my Duvel tulip tulip. Reviewed from notes.

A - This is the best part of the beer, the pour. Pours a nice dark clear mahogany hue with a one finger mocha off white head that fades to leave a light creamy blanket.

S - Light malty sweetness and slight metallicness. No bacon or smoke.

T - Wtf. Sweetness from malt and slight smokeyness. There is a slight meatiness, really sweet. This is just uhh, well, really, really bad.

O - Yeah, this was drain poured. It was really, really unpleasant. Just awful.
M - Nice carbonation, a bit sweet for me and slight metallic.

rudzud, Jul 12, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

KalH, Apr 27, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

JustinMatthew, Jul 15, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

briguy9842, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of djbreezy
2.45/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had on tap in a fine plastic compostable cup at the NAOBF.

appearance - poured a fairly flat brown, some carbonation

smell - some combination of smoke and malt

taste - smoke, bacon, malt

mouthfeel - medium, low carbonation, soft, smooth

drinkability - this beer is disgusting, it's barely to style and the bacon/smokiness is hard to stomach

djbreezy, Jun 29, 2010
Photo of IdrinkGas
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

IdrinkGas, Dec 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

bespin15, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of nmann08
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

nmann08, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of Gehrig13
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Gehrig13, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Chou
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Chou, Jul 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

rtaps, May 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

tommyguz, May 30, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
2.55/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

16 oz pounder can
Poured into a pint glass

A: Mahogany/reddish colored body with an overall brown tone to it. Fairly clear topped by a huge bubbly beige head. A bit lighter overall than normal for a Brown Ale. Decent retention cap and sticky lacing.

S: Roasted malts, nuts, slight smoke, salt and perhaps a hint of maple syrup. Not overly aromatic, and nothing in the way of an actual bacon aroma or even a generic meat for that matter.

T: Smoke, a hint of sweet maple and then the Brown Ale base takes over the palate. A quick bitter hop note comes and goes mid-palate, ending with plenty of nuts and even salt in the finish.

M: Bubbly, well carbonated but not thin or watery. Very solid medium body while still remaining quite drinkable.

Decent, but where's the bacon?!

ShanePB, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
2.55/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This poured out as a decent looking brown ale, fairly nice looking color with a good head on top too. The smell of the beer was a bit on the hoppy side to me, I was expecting way more smoked aromas from this brew. The taste of the beer has a hint of smoked flavors but it's mostly over loaded with a bitterness that I couldn't understand why it was like that. The mouthfeel of the beer was heavily carbonated too and dry. Overall I was just not impressed with this beer at really. I'm not even a fan of some of the smokey beers but I felt that this one should have been a little stronger in that category.

Knapp85, May 15, 2012
Photo of dmasuda
2.75/5  rDev -11%

dmasuda, Jul 16, 2012
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Bacon Brown Ale from Uncommon Brewers
72 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.