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Little Brown - Full Pint Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

29 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 06-02-2013)
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Reviews by Omnium:
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%

Bottle > Full Pint Pint Shaker ole!

A - Pours a nice rich brown, thin thin layer of fizz for head, a little lacing on the sides, not much.
S - Outstanding aroma. roasted hazelnuts and chestnuts, a touch of smoke. Fresh bread and toast some chocolate, a little bit of nice earthy hops underneath.
T - Taste follows the aroma exactly, lots of roasted flavors goin on here, love the hazelnut and chocolate, even a faint hint of coffee, fresh bread, a light hop bitterness, but not enough to make it really noticeable.
M - Creamy and smooth yet not overly rich, tons of good flavor coats your mouth but not sticky or clinging.
O - I had high hopes for this and was not let down at all, this is the best brown ale I've had so far. Outstandingly smooth and packed with tons of flavor. Going to get a sixpack or two right now.

09-20-2013 21:42:37 | More by Omnium
More User Reviews:
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

A bit of a surprise here with the smokiness, one of the tastiest brown ales I have run into all year. A real treat.

LOOK: Clear brownish amber hue, decent lacing

SMELL: Toasted grain, very nutty, faint caramel, soft herbal hop, vague fruitiness, subtle smokiness

TASTE: Heavy toasted malt, smooth, medium bodied, nutty, faint brown sugar, modest hopping, light smoke, semi-dry finish

11-12-2013 04:58:29 | More by Jason
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

09-24-2013 22:37:11 | More by reitzbrewing
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours wonderfully deep amber brown hue definitely has amber highlights coming through it's not deep brown it's Little Brown. Preserving bats in PA I'm down, the aroma has a nice smokey malt character with cereal malts/hints of brown sugar very nice malt profile the label reports pils, munich, rye, brown, and smoked malts...this where Full Pint shines a nice specialty grain bill with one single hop Tettnang. Imagine that the IPA with 100+ IBUs I had a rough time with but the Little Brown with 20 IBUs is fantastic. A style I typically struggle with brown ale, they made complex bright and full of life. Flavor has enough malt sweetness/smokey character to really make the malt bill shine, while the noble hop background just carries you through the malt sweetness wonderfully complex and balanced ale this is what I look forward to in a good brown ale. The only beer I would put above this from PA in the same style is Helltown Mischievous Brown Ale other than that this is the best brown ales I've had in a very long time. Very smooth on the palate natural carbonation not overdone in anyway. I'm a fan I will continue to drink Full Pint's beers this may be a staple while it's available.

09-29-2013 03:18:00 | More by WVbeergeek
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Saxboy10

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-28-2014 03:52:27 | More by Saxboy10
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%

Sweet I am the first guy to review this in a bottle! Found at D's six packs in Swissvale for about $2.50 bottle says 5.5% ABV will do a beer update after the review.

A - Pour is a deep chestnut brown which is nice for a lower ABV. Has an off white head that settles from 1/4 to just a mild lace ring.
S - Very nice smoke aspect, has some chocolate malts, sweeter brown malts and a touch of hops to boot.
T - A very balanced brown ale the smoke is there but hidden in the finish. You mostly get chocolate like brown malts, mild cocoa powder, and a bit of tropical hops in the finish. Tasty stuff.
M - Medium bodied and somewhat chewy. Great body for a brown.

Overall I am not sure if this will be a year round offering but I would totally get it again. Also only finding it in one shop on a 4 store beer run is kind of a drag considering this is a beer with a cause:

www.savelucythebat.org

08-14-2013 18:22:33 | More by DrDemento456
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

07-22-2014 16:45:08 | More by curlybird
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

07-11-2014 00:42:19 | More by tvghost
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speedball33

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

07-23-2014 17:16:21 | More by speedball33
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-04-2013 01:46:10 | More by outoffocus
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DennisDullea

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-06-2014 01:28:08 | More by DennisDullea
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VitoFerrante

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

09-26-2013 01:04:03 | More by VitoFerrante
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -14.3%

Full Pint : Little Brown

LOOK: Clear light brown with amber hues.

SMELL: Caramel, nuts, a touch of toasted malts.

TASTE: Fairly nutty, with roasted malt a bit of fruit. Low herbal hop bitterness. Caramel and a bit of roast.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated. Finish is more or less clean with a faint lingering malty sweetness.

OVERALL: A decent brown ale. Not sure if this was a one-off or rotating release. Not bad and session able.

06-02-2013 17:25:54 | More by Stinkypuss
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

01-12-2014 02:59:38 | More by jmdrpi
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-05-2013 00:07:41 | More by Bouleboubier
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

10-05-2013 22:27:53 | More by brez8791
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -0.8%

Tap

Pours clear deep brown, eggshell film for a head.

Smells of brown sugar and woody malt.

Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, toasty bready malts, and a mild hop whisper.

Medium body, light carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Nice tasty sessionable ale, I din't think it is very high in abv. Tastes pretty good.

07-06-2013 18:47:36 | More by Cylinsier
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themanilow

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

02-27-2014 12:09:30 | More by themanilow
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lpotter

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

06-29-2013 04:37:34 | More by lpotter
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

10-17-2013 16:45:16 | More by zekeman17
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -2%

I don't really try enough brown ales. Or should I say, I rarely try any at all, it seems.

This carries the brown ale character that should be here. That tang that seems to be present in a lot of brown ales is also here. But it doesn't really hijack the experience. Smooth feel. Easy drinker. Not too shabby a brown ale.

09-15-2013 06:46:44 | More by RblWthACoz
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-22-2014 15:02:15 | More by Mojoman8561
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

09-21-2013 19:51:35 | More by jp312
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krat

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-19-2014 18:53:47 | More by krat
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

Little Brown Ale.

Medium-light brown with reddish tints. Hazy. Lacking much head. An average look.

Hints of earthy smoke, treacle, cherry pits, mild coffee, and dark rye bread. Nice.

Nicely roasted with exceptional bitterness. Notes of earthy hop, rugged grain, rye spice, fruity coffee, and a kiss of smoked malt. Finishes with a gentle sweetness and a light fruity swing. Warms up and jars more smokiness.

Medium body with a restrained carbonation. No stickiness. A gratifying drink.

Good ale from some of my favorite local boys. Recommended.

09-03-2013 15:09:31 | More by thecheapies
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Little Brown from Full Pint Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.