Farmer Brown Ale - Great River Brewery
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3.18/5 rDev -16.8%
I think this is the right beer? Doesn't say "organic" anywhere and the ABV listed is 7%. Poured from 16oz can to imperial pint glass:
Pours a dark inky brown with a medium, thick brown head - great lacing and low retention.
Nice, soft chocolatey malt presence. Nice and fresh.
Taste is all in order but a bit weak... tons of potential but it just seems dull. I'm doubtful that the ABV is as advertised.
I'll certainly revisit this one after they've got a better rhythm for it.
07-08-2012 04:32:52 | More by yamar68
3.2/5 rDev -16.2%
A - Dark brown with a small brown head and a lot of lace. Almost looks like a stout....it's that dark.
S - Milk chocolate, charcoal, a hint of campfire.
T - Woody and smoky for the style. Almost like a smoked porter's little brother. A little on the sweet side with some thin and reedy hops off in the distance.
M - Medium bodied due to what seems like a high sugar content. A little cloying at the finish.
O - Smokiness is odd for the style, but really interesting on the nose. Finishes thin and dextriny.
01-22-2014 22:31:22 | More by pmcadamis
3.38/5 rDev -11.5%
This pours almost black and seems a little under carbonated. The taste is slightly hollow, but drinkable. It is very dark and has a caramel smoky and slightly sweet flavor. I shared a growler of this and it just wears on you. It’s smokier and less sweet than most brown ales, but lacks in refinement.
06-19-2011 21:39:21 | More by beerdown77
3.58/5 rDev -6.3%
16oz can, 7%abv, pours dark brown with a creamy, beige head, nice retention. Malt forward nose with bread crust, chocolate, biscuit, a little musty. Tastes are bready malt, biscuit malt, rich chocolate, molasses/brown sugar, earthy hop balances nicely. Super creamy mouth-feel ,hops linger a bit on the finish. Overall, good American brown ale, but I probably wouldn't seek it out in the future.
04-19-2013 11:24:41 | More by barnzy78
3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
This was served on-tap at Old Capitol Brew Works into a pint glass.
Appearance- Not really any head on this thing, just some beige film. This has a really dark body for a brown, completely opaque with some ruby highlights. There is no carbonation noticeable in the glass.
Smell- This has a bread malt and slight caramel malt note. There is just a little roast poking through.
Taste- Roasted malt pervades the palate. Some vanilla pops out mid-drink. There is also a sweet creamer quality to the drink near the finish. You have to let it warm or it is just too roasted and caustic on the tongue.
Mouth feel- It is not quite medium bodied. The beer could be much creamier, with the smooth factor diminished a little. Just okay.
Overall- This brown's quality comes out a lot better once it warms. Everything is kind of average, and the flavor profile could be much more refined. Need more of that bread malt and vanilla. I like the direction they were going, just did not follow through.
11-25-2011 20:48:22 | More by Pintofbrown
Farmer Brown Ale from Great River Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.