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Busted Knuckle Ale - Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company

Busted Knuckle AleBusted Knuckle Ale

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%


Brewed by:
Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is our signature ale. Busted Knuckle is a hybrid ale, most similar to a “light” porter. We say “light” because, while it does have complexity, it is also a very smooth and approachable beer.

(Beer added by: robwestcott on 11-07-2010)
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-13-2013 21:05:54 | More by fredmugs
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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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01-23-2014 02:24:22 | More by SonOfOdin
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another brewery coming out of Indiana, this time from down in Brown County. To America’s craft beer craze – cheers!

A: Deep ruby, looking brown when not in the light. A silky beige head rises to about an inch, creamy enough to look like a nitro pour.

S: Nose is a blend of an English mild and a big American porter: peat, chestnut, maple, and Maris otter vanilla notes are balanced alongside more roasty tones of coffee and toasted malt.

T: Again, the typical characters from a couple different styles converge to make something interesting. In all, this is much more malt-forward than anything, but it doesn’t get very sweet. Indeed, the residual sugars spring from an earthy and drinkable malt bill, providing the subtle sweetness of chocolate taffy (think Tootsie Rolls) and marshmallow as the palate base. Also, as the nose suggested, there’s a nutty character to it, as well, along with notes of wheat toast, cinnamon, and even a hint of mocha. Finishes very mild, with a faint lingering roast taste.

M: A medium-full body and velvety carbonation makes it feel like a pub beer; very drinkable.

O: Drinkable and flavorful; plus, it’s unique enough to keep me interested for a second (or third, or fourth…) drink. Usually, when you get a beer from a local brewery that just started bottling, there are some negatives to the experience, even if they’re not glaring flaws. Here, that’s not the case. Looks like I need to look into these Brown County guys a little more…

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 01:46:23 | More by BarryMFBurton
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Indiana

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Indiana

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Indiana

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crzd33


4.54/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Busted Knuckle Ale different kind of 'light' porter; I can't think of a beer that really compares to it, but in some ways it will remind you of NewCastle. Easy to drink, no bitterness, surprising alcohol content. This is a beer you can drink for a long time and not get tired of it. It's rather light bodied, which is a contrast to its deep red color.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2013 20:01:46 | More by crzd33
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Shagtastic

Indiana

2.66/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a bottle into a pint glass

A: This is a nice looking beer. Dark with a great head retention that lasts for a few minutes after pouring. A great looking beer

S: A bit of a fall off from a great appearance here. Light notes of chocolate and almost no coffee which surprised me a bit.

T: Disappointment here. I was hoping for more with this beer being talked up as a hybrid porter. If you're going to make a hybrid of something I'd at least make sure that one part is tasty. Not much flavor here at all and what is here is so malt driven that it gets a bit boring.

M: I like the carbonation and the fact that it hangs for awhile. The bonus points gained with that however are lost with a very thin beer. I would think that something this thin would be drinkable but it really just gets boring.

O: I think calling this beer average is a bit of a complement but it does seem to get a bit better when it warms. Hopefully these guys get some better beers out in production soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 04:47:33 | More by Shagtastic
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-13-2012 23:56:35 | More by Efay
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-03-2012 21:12:47 | More by woodsman196
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass, brown when pouring.

S-Roasted malt, vanilla, nuts, spice and caramel.

T-Similar to the nose, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, not much bitterness. Wish there was vanilla in the taste and a tad more bitterness.

M-Creamy and medium bodied.

O-This small brewery could make some decent brews, I need to get over to the pub sometime soon.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 16:20:03 | More by rlee1390
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass; no indication of brewing date as far as I can see.

A - low 30s SRM, dark brown with a hint of red, one finger khaki head with decent retention; you can see a little light through this one, but not much

S - initially a little malt sweetness and a bit of hops, and maybe a hint of toffee, but nothing overwhelming. i'd like more in the nose.

T - better than the smell; initially get some roasted malts and "red" and then some hops and dark fruitness as it's going down. the aftertaste is sweet as well, almost like a milky toffee

M - Very smooth and rich, goes down easy with a sweet lingering feel

O - I think this a very interesting, solid beer. It defies styles (amber/red/stout) and has a good balance and is very drinkable at this ABV (7.3). I'd like a bit more on nose, but overall a very nice B-town beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Busted Knuckle Ale from Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company
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