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Sweet Josie Brown Ale - Lonerider Brewing Company

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Sweet Josie Brown Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

340 Ratings
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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing Company 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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2.84/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Libby Porter/Stout glass

a - pours black with slight amber tint, no head at all, small amount of lacing around edge.

s - chocolate and caramel with coffee hints

t - starts smooth and sweet, like a milk chocolate bar, but not much flavor. Hint of spice. Finish is a little smoky. Not very bitter at all.

m - kind of watery, I'm wondering if something was wrong with this bottle

o - Definitely a great idea, it just needs more character and body. If I find after opening another bottle that this one was faulty, I'll re-review.

marshmarsh, Jul 10, 2014
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2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From tasting notes on 9-6-11
Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance: Dark brown with virtually no head. This beer left absolutely no lacing whatsoever.

Smell: Not much here that I am detecting. Some sweet malts and a hint of alcohol, perhaps.

Taste: Toasty malts, some hop bitterness also there, but the malts win out. The finish is somewhat bitter, however.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery. Not that appealing, and not as drinkable.

Overall: This beer was okay, but I probably wouldn't have it again any time soon unless there wasn't much selection.

pBRale, Sep 17, 2011
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2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the "hideout", which is an old warehouse converted into a brewery. Tanks everywhere its quite a site to see. Pour is dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is chalked full of roast, chocolate malts and hazelnut. Flavor really follows suit. Light buttery presence that really doesnt mesh well

NCD, Jun 24, 2010
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3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours 1 finger of beige head. Decent retention leaving some lacing. Color is a dark nut brown.

Aroma: Notes of chocolate and caramel. A bit of roasted malts. Some nut flavors.

Taste: Creamy and chocolate. Nut flavors with a bit of roasted malts. Caramel. No hop flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation ends dry.

Overall, a fairly average brown ale. Easy to drink and fits the style fine.

mothman, Aug 08, 2011
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3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown, 0 clarity.

S - Sweet smells. Not much hop aromas.

T - Wow, very sweeet. ABV is not too well hidden.

M - Light bodied, not well carbonated.

O - A decent brown. A little sweet for the style....hence the name "Sweet" Josie.

BeerDawgs, Mar 03, 2012
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Sweet Josie Brown Ale from Lonerider Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.