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Sweet Josie Brown Ale - Lonerider Brewing

Sweet Josie Brown AleSweet Josie Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

257 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%


Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 05-07-2009)
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Reviews by BeerDocT:
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance 3.5: Poured out a deep brown with lighter brown around the edges. Not much of a head to speak of and I cranked the pour (as usual).

Smell 3.75: Very nice bouquet. I smell dark, toasted malt; sweet caramel; some coffee hints and a...oh, no. Is that the bleu cheese hops I smell? I'm going to act like it is not.

Taste 3.5: Front is slightly sweet and somewhat flat. Middle is dry, but I detect notes of toasted grains. Finish is slightly sweet and...I do taste that bleu cheese hop in there. Only slightly. Also, the finish is where the toasted grains, the caramel sweetness and a little bit of hop alkalinity all combine together to make you forget about the somewhat lackluster first two taste levels. Finish was short, but pleasant: more toasted, chocolate hints and a short alkaline bite.

Mouthfeel 3.25: Watery, but not a big distraction. Somewhat slick feeling also. Maybe a late MD addition?

Overall 3.5: Not a bad beer by any means, and a pretty good brown ale. I would imagine that this is the type of beer that would be great with food and I would love to try it on tap. that said, brown ales are not my favorite type of beer and -that notwithstanding-- I would nonetheless recommend this beer to lovers of brown ales. Whoever you are.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 06:09:43 | More by BeerDocT
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Sweet Josie Brown Ale from Lonerider Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.