Brown Rice Ale - Epic Brewing Company
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.03/5 rDev +3.4%
Beer #59 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.
Okay, what the funk is this? I mean, is this supposed to resemble an English Brown Ale? Because, it most certainly does not. What it strikes me as is something akin to a homebrew. I'll give it that it's a good homebrew, and is certainly drinkable. But sheesh. Hard to quantify a rating on this, if we are judging to style. The beer is drinkable and is okay, but stands very alone in its character; which might work just fine for some people.
10-05-2012 02:28:49 | More by RblWthACoz
2.93/5 rDev 0%
Pours a hazy amber in the tall wine glass. A decent head and nice lacing. A bit slick on the tongue. A medium body. Well carbonated.
Light and murky, rather sharp. Sort of a cereal taste. Mellow with some sweetness, and not entirely unlike malt. A little mango or pineapple in the nose. Some tangy fruitiness in the flavor. This is not my idea of a refreshing beer, not is it a very interesting oddity. If it contained sensational antioxidants, we might take notice.
I"m baffled by the category, but I don't know what to call it either -- craft version of American Adjunct Lager? From the 22 oz bottle, courtesy of our friends at Utah State Liquor Store in Sugar House. Release #5.
07-12-2012 05:59:55 | More by mactrail
3.1/5 rDev +5.8%
Pours a hazy golden with a good white head with nice lace.
Aroma is plain pale malts and little else... maybe some way in the background earthy hoppiness.
Flavor is like a watered down malt extract.. very mild nutty note I guess comes from the wild rice, but I could be imagining things.
Surprisingly, the light body seems about right... carbonation too...
Very drinkable ... but I am having a hard time finding more to write about.
12-27-2011 06:02:33 | More by JohnGalt1
2.65/5 rDev -9.6%
Picked this up at the France 44 Store.
Pours clear yellow with a 1 1/2 finger white head with decent retention and some lacing. The aroma is pretty bland with some malt and grains. Not much of a hop presence.
The taste also has malt and grains with a bit of sweetness. Fairly bland. Not much else to say.
Light bodied with good carbonation. Finishes dry. I am not sure how this compares to other English Pale Mild Ales, but this one is pretty bland and boring to me.
09-10-2011 17:42:58 | More by hardy008
3.38/5 rDev +15.4%
A lot of choices from Epic Brewing and I randomly picked this beer to be my first from this brewery. Let's see if I come back and buy other of their beers.
Clear golden color with nice two fingers of head that had good retention. The head slowly settles to a respectable cap. Light spotty lacing is left on the glass.
The aroma is very weak and not particularly interesting. A little dry malt and maybe some lemon grass.
To me this beer seems like a blond ale. Lightly flavored. It is clean tasting and slightly dry. A bit surprised by the level of bitterness. But it lacks flavor from the hops. A little medicinal qualities is all that I can get from the hops.
Light body with nice carbonation that gives a good overall texture.
A nice little beer but not worth the $5 bomber. Maybe one of their other beers will interest me more but not ready to buy one of their $10 bombers yet.
06-19-2011 18:08:43 | More by morimech
3.9/5 rDev +33.1%
I bought (and drank) this awhile ago from Brewer's Haven in Boise. reviewing from notes. I knew from the get go that this beer would be different, but I tend to really enjoy the effect of rice in brewing as I'm a big sake fan. Obviously there are some bmc exceptions that I don't care for, but especially the use of brown, wild, or red rice really gives some interesting flavor components to a beer, usually a nice nuttiness, and sometimes a waxy quality that I like. I could see that this could be a beer that would be easy to dislike, though. That being said, I'm glad it was brewed and glad I got a chance to try it. Surprisingly, it poured a clear golden with a somewhat thin but creamy head. It had a very light aroma, like a japanese style lager, but quite clean. Unfortunately, none of those nice rice flavors, just a lightening effect. Tastes a bit strange at first, definitely of brown rice, but as it opened up it grew on me with nutty, chewy, grainy, and waxy notes. Waxy and smooth on the palate, I enjoyed this overall, but even I wouldn't want to drink many of them, and I'm probably going to be more partial to this style than most people. Interesting.
06-11-2011 22:00:28 | More by Georgiabeer
3.28/5 rDev +11.9%
22 ounce bottle shared by Timbo, thanks man! A interesting beer. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet grains, honey, unusual and certainly akin to brown rice. The flavor is smooth and very easygoing; rich grainy/earthy rich flavors, citrus, oranges, light hops. Very interesting
01-04-2011 05:17:29 | More by Douglas88
3.15/5 rDev +7.5%
22oz bottle direct from the brewery, can't remember the price but it was around $5? Maybe? Into a New Belgium globe.
A: Pours a light copper, excellent clarity and a white head about half an inch thick or so that recedes to a ring of bubbles around the glass and a thin white cap.
S: Um, this doesn't smell like much. Maybe a little bit of malt, and some cooked rice? No hops, and really nothing to speak of in terms of yeast. Really bland here.
T: Mild malt bill, and a bit of graininess, cooked brown rice and just a hint of bitterness at the very end. Very mild flavors, I wouldn't say sweet, but there is a bit of sweetness. Pretty blah, but not offensive.
M: Light, nicely carbonated, and very dry. This is probably the best part of the beer.
D: Easy to drink, but really doesn't have a lot going for it. I can't say that its bad, but it isn't very flavorful either. Not sure what they were really shooting for here.
09-22-2010 01:53:47 | More by pokesbeerdude
2/5 rDev -31.7%
1800 Bottles Produced
Pours a clean/clear dark golden yellow color, some carbonation, small fizzy off-white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with a slight hop note. The taste is sweet, malty, little hop note, and some spicyness. Medium body, the finish is slightly bitter and dry. Would not buy this beer again.
08-15-2010 20:34:46 | More by Wasatch
Brown Rice Ale from Epic Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.