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Little Brown - Full Pint Brewing Company

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very good

35 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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 RblWthACoz:
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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

RblWthACoz, Sep 15, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Jason, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of reitzbrewing
4/5  rDev +2.6%

reitzbrewing, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

WVbeergeek, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of alcohline_trip
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

alcohline_trip, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of glass_house
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

glass_house, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Saxboy10
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Saxboy10, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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:


DrDemento456, Aug 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

tvghost, Jul 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

speedball33, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

outoffocus, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

DennisDullea, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of VitoFerrante
4/5  rDev +2.6%

VitoFerrante, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Stinkypuss, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jmdrpi, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Bouleboubier, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Zdrummer15, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

brez8791, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75


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.

Cylinsier, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

themanilow, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

lpotter, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

zekeman17, Oct 17, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%

dr_boost, Nov 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Mojoman8561, Mar 22, 2014
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Little Brown from Full Pint Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.