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Little Brown - Full Pint Brewing Company

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very good

34 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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 microbrewlover:
Photo of microbrewlover
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours a dark brown with some copper highlights when held up to the light. There is a small off white head which dissipates quickly however some of the head remains on the top of the beer until the end. There is light lacing.

The smell is thick with roasted and sweet malts. It is also nutty, woody and earthy.

The taste follows the nose with roasted and sweet malts mixing. There is also a nutty, woody taste followed by either brown sugar or molasses. There is also just a hint of coffee or espresso. There is also a slight soapy taste but it is not bothersome.

The feel is thick and chewy. Rich, full and a little tangy.

Overall, this is one of the best Brown Ales I have ever had. I don't normally like this style but that would change if I found more like this.

microbrewlover, Jun 26, 2014
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
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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
Photo of curlybird
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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

tvghost, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of speedball33
5/5  rDev +28.2%

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

outoffocus, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of DennisDullea
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
Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Bouleboubier, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Zdrummer15
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Zdrummer15, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of brez8791
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
Photo of themanilow
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

lpotter, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of zekeman17
4/5  rDev +2.6%

zekeman17, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
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
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Mojoman8561, Mar 22, 2014
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Little Brown from Full Pint Brewing Company
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