Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) - Humboldt Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thebrood1987:
4/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great looking brown ale that is almost mahogany in color with some red coming through the brown. This is a tricky beer to review in my opinion because of the use of hemp seeds in out of all styles a brown ale. On the smell I get a chocolate/caramel sweet malt smell with some herbal earthy notes. The first thing I notice about this beer are the sweet chocolate and caramel tasting malts with a slick oily mouthfeel.
The slick sweet malts dominate the first part of the taste and then it ends with that herbal, grassy (from the hemp seeds), earthy, roasted nut (from the hemp seeds) and maybe a touch of citrus hop all coming together with the malts. That's the best way I can explain this taste because it has a lot of subtle complexities.
This is an underrated beer and I hope to see more hemp ales maybe combined with different styles such as a pale ale or india pale ale so the hemp flavors stand out more. I understand why they chose a brown ale to showcase the hemp seeds because the nutty grassy flavor they seem to give off blend in perfectly with the roasted chocolate caramel malts. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2011 22:24:51 | More by thebrood1987
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Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) from Humboldt Brewing Co.
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