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English Brown Ale - McKenzie Brew House

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English Brown Ale
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McKenzie Brew House visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: garuda on 01-19-2011)
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4/5  rDev +30.3%

11-27-2011 21:01:05 | More by mcb4538
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2.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

162nd Review
Served in a pint glass

From notes.

A: Brown. 0.75 (off-white) fingernail head.

S: Burnt brown sugar, charred dark malt, and candied walnuts. Unwelcoming aroma and a bad way to start a review.

T: Dried out fig, roasted malt, brown sugar, caramel, and hint of semi-sweet chocolate (not sure this should be here, but whatever...it actually salvages the beer for me at this point).

M: Medium body with low/moderate carbonation. Needs to be a bit more full-bodied to drink like a proper English Brown Ale.

O: Taste slightly better than it smells, but this beer is missing quite a bit of flavor. Muddled together mix of unpleasantness here.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2012 23:00:53 | More by spdyfire83
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2.53/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap as English Brown Ale. Pours a dark reddish brown color with very little head. Lots of malt, messy and unitegrated with burnt caramel and some sweeter toffee notes with toasted biscuit behind. The taste is much of the same, a bit sugary in flavor and muddles the feel with a burnt flavor amongst the malts. Light body, over carbonated, prickly finish.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2011 19:21:17 | More by cpetrone84
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3.58/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at McKenzie Brew House in Glen Mills, PA.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a one-finger tan head. Nothing too fancy looking, but good for the style.

Smell: Smells of toasty sugars/caramels, malts.

Taste: Tastes pretty similar to the smell, except that the toasted sugars are more pronounced. Pretty yummy.

Mouthfeel: Very light with light carbonation as well. Just average.

Overall: Would try this again, it's a pretty good brown ale.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2011 03:05:55 | More by CowsCanBark
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3.8/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a relatively clean muddy brown color, small cap of tan head, little retention. Scent is mostly a blend of mildly sweet carmel, roasted nuts and grassy hops. Taste follows scent with some light yeasty fruityness - fairly straight forward but to style. Thin body, lightly carbonated - only place where the beer loses me. A straight forward brown undone slightly by the thin body.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2011 13:25:33 | More by rfgetz
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2.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at McKenzie Brew House, Malvern, PA

Hmm. My quest for a brown ale that I like continues.

Poured a clear brown with reddish highlights with a thin white head that receded to a spotty layer. Sweet malts and dark sugars in the nose. Toasted malts in the taste, sugar, a bit medicinal, little to no hops detectable. Medium bodied, moderately thin and a little acrid. I did not find this very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2011 21:11:00 | More by Rifugium
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2.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - Clear ruby, a thin white head that recedes to nothing very quickly and with no lacing.

S - Touch of roasted malt, with a lot of caramel sweetness behind it.

T - Dominated by the sweet caramel malts with some grainiess, and finishes with an off-putting heavy astringency.

M - Light body, lighter than it should be, and higher carbonation than it should have. Astringent finish that is a touch 'solventy'.

D - I wouldn't get it again. Seems like they missed the mark on the style, and the finish was completely off-putting.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2011 18:49:50 | More by garuda
English Brown Ale from McKenzie Brew House
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