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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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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +17.5%

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a russet coppery amber with a two finger cream colored head that dissipates slowly, leaving lots of lacing. Aroma dominated by sweet bready malt, light nuts and a faint boiled vegetable component; hint of brown sugar. Flavor is muted toasted and bready malt, lightly nutty with a somewhat astringent bitterness that may or may not have been hops. Finishes with mild bitterness, dark bread and brown bready malt. Medium bodied. Hmm, different, but subdued and not very interesting. Flavors are pleasant enough, but not balanced or interesting. No bacon is evident. I finished the glass without regret, but his is a one-and-done. An uncommon beer indeed.

05-06-2013 04:14:43 | More by LiquidAmber
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

05-01-2013 05:46:37 | More by spycow
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grittybrews

Washington

3/5  rDev -2.9%

04-17-2013 03:54:53 | More by grittybrews
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briguy9842

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

04-09-2013 17:54:36 | More by briguy9842
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

04-06-2013 05:57:19 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

03-31-2013 00:17:11 | More by Gonzoillini
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bespin15

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

03-28-2013 13:12:45 | More by bespin15
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +22.3%

473ml can. I am not an adherent of the 'bacon makes everything better' camp. Bacon is just fine all by itself.

This beer pours a crystal clear, dark brassy amber hue, with three pudgy fingers of teeming, foamy, and yet still densely caked beige head, which leaves some random droopy cloud lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of toasted grainy malt, and a rather biscuity one at that, a dry oily nuttiness, wet ash, a musty, vegetal character, some faint fruit salad sweetness, and flat earthy hops. The taste is lightly roasted caramel malt, somewhat pithy, weedy grain, semi-sweet generic nut butter, a certain sense of umami, that could be meaty, but I'm not wholly convinced, with a very subtle fruity, leafy hoppiness. The 6.8% alcohol is deftly integrated, not a trace is overtly perceptible.

The carbonation is pretty laid-back, a wee bit frothy, and duly supportive, the body a decent medium weight, with a late-arriving metallic edge taking its pound of flesh out of the overall smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the nutty caramel malt reasserting itself, as the vegetal and fruity notes diminish without fading, amongst a softly lingering ashy bitterness.

Judged solely on its glass-borne merits, this is an agreeable brown ale - toasted biscuits, caramel, nuts, and a fairly reserved hoppiness. However, in terms of the proclaimed guest ingredients (and especially the one that made into the name), if their mention weren't so splattered all over the label, I wouldn't have noticed them in the beer. Wait, I didn't - ok, maybe the buckwheat, but that was tenuous at best.

03-22-2013 01:00:28 | More by biboergosum
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3/5  rDev -2.9%

03-16-2013 22:57:38 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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maltyb

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-15-2013 02:20:07 | More by maltyb
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harrymel

Washington

1.51/5  rDev -51.1%

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.

03-13-2013 04:31:10 | More by harrymel
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

03-08-2013 23:19:29 | More by nmann08
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4/5  rDev +29.4%

03-01-2013 01:51:20 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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popery

California

2.75/5  rDev -11%

02-11-2013 18:17:53 | More by popery
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2.9%

02-06-2013 20:50:45 | More by deapokid
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-26-2013 20:19:01 | More by Hopmodium
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

01-16-2013 03:22:07 | More by msondel
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +29.4%

Pretty decent brown ale that is full bodied and fairly hoppy but not really too bacony. I got a bit of smokiness on the finish but I wouldn't know about the bacon unless I read the can. The buckwheat is not too apparent as well but I applaud the alternative grain use. Fun beer that is a decent brown ale.

01-03-2013 02:18:38 | More by canucklehead
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

01-03-2013 01:13:01 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

12-28-2012 03:04:51 | More by IdrinkGas
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pgetchell

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

12-22-2012 23:34:37 | More by pgetchell
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marct

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

12-11-2012 05:17:02 | More by marct
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-16-2012 22:19:08 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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thefullpython


3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

11-06-2012 08:09:21 | More by thefullpython
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

10-22-2012 03:55:34 | More by chickenm
Bacon Brown Ale from Uncommon Brewers
72 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.