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Barrel Aged Farmer Brown Ale - Great River Brewery

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Barrel Aged Farmer Brown AleBarrel Aged Farmer Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

22 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 36.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great River Brewery visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rundocrun on 07-10-2011)
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alostplot

Illinois

3.52/5  rDev +12.5%

08-30-2014 23:51:34 | More by alostplot
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Gobearswalter34

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.2%

08-01-2014 18:50:28 | More by Gobearswalter34
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aubzachsyd

Iowa

1/5  rDev -68.1%

05-10-2014 19:22:20 | More by aubzachsyd
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-18-2014 03:53:25 | More by Beerlover
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

03-17-2014 22:44:12 | More by DCdevyl78
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Had this in a becker pint. Too bad I did not find one of the infected cans. This with sour notes would have been extremely interesting.

This barrel aged brown looked really dark for a brown ale, darker brown like a porter with a mocha colored head that was almost completely gone by the time the glass was brought to the table.

The bouquet is very whiskey forward, not necessarily "hot", but the alcohol is apparent. A toasted malt lingers underneath the booze. Some vanilla and bing cherries add some complexity. Still, that whiskey is the biggest hitter. I like it, but it needs more depth.

More of the toasty and slightly chocolatey malt with a distinct tang that is more cherry than dark fruits. Also some vanilla and bitter coffee roast near the back end of the drink. Needless to say, after the nose, I am not surprised the whiskey is also quite strong on the palate. Luckily, it is not a hot beer. The wrinkle this adds to the beer is much appreciated.

More oily and slick than anything else, also underwhelmed by the medium to thin feel this offering has. This could have been more creamy, added heft would have been nice.

I really did enjoy the whiskey notes that pervaded the BA Farmer Brown. I also really enjoyed that cherry tang that was very apparent on the palate. I prefer my barrel aged offerings to be a little more smokey and sweet than roasty and tangy, but it was a fun drink nonetheless.

12-16-2013 11:53:03 | More by Pintofbrown
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jabo134

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

12-03-2013 03:09:35 | More by jabo134
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Hopeeo

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +42.2%

Opened a tallboy can. 7% and 22 IBU as stated on the can. SOUR! I love it! I read it was accidental, what a great mistake. It reminds me of Russian River Consecration- sour dark ale, they are brothers. Holds a nice tan head, sour smell, crisp mouthfeel, but that sour is upfront and holds all the way through to the aftertaste but is not overpowering. If anyone from the brewery is reading this, kudos, do it again! In the meantime Im heading back to my liquor store and buying more. It was a part of a six-pack build your own.

11-16-2013 06:02:39 | More by Hopeeo
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1FatJ

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

11-05-2013 00:17:47 | More by 1FatJ
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -36.1%

09-25-2013 17:48:10 | More by Wetenkamp
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -36.1%

07-14-2013 02:37:41 | More by smartassboiler
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

07-01-2013 08:50:32 | More by jzlyo
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Hopstout

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

06-30-2013 22:36:56 | More by Hopstout
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Lionhawk

Iowa

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

06-27-2013 01:50:00 | More by Lionhawk
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MCImes

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -4.2%

I heard this was an unintentional sour batch like some of the recent Peruvian morning, but I love sour beer, intentional or not, so I got a 4 pack of this. Its ok, The sour soesnt have much depth to it like a Belgian or Brett sour does. Overall its so so.

06-21-2013 17:29:01 | More by MCImes
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -68.1%

06-11-2013 22:52:58 | More by JohnSnowNW
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

06-02-2013 23:19:50 | More by egrace84
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Duff27

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

06-02-2013 16:29:30 | More by Duff27
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kazam55

Iowa

4/5  rDev +27.8%

03-24-2013 00:09:52 | More by kazam55
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schoon

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

03-17-2013 02:08:28 | More by schoon
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WASPY


4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

07-28-2012 02:53:34 | More by WASPY
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rundocrun

Iowa

4.58/5  rDev +46.3%

Had on-tap at Old Capitol Brew Works in Iowa City. Poured into a tulip glass. I paid $6 for this beer so it better be damn good! (Found out afterwards that this stuff was aged in Templeton Rye barrels! Worth the price!)

A - Dark brown, almost black in appearance. Much, much darker than any "brown" ale I've seen. Small dark tan head (almost stout-like). No lacing on the glass.

S - I get lots of hot whiskey up front in the nose. Not necessarily boozy and alcoholic, but it certainly has that whiskey-like punch. Milder notes of vanilla and caramel come through also. Only the slightest hint of sourness/tanginess.

T - Smooth vanilla and rich maltiness up front. Soft suggestions of dark chocolate and espresso bitterness. This barrel aged brown has a huge and complex malt presence that is brilliantly complimented by the trademark Templeton Rye whiskey essence. This is one smooth and incredibly delicious beer! Can I give this one a 6 for taste?

M - Thin-medium body. Mild and mellow carbonation (common with barrel-aged offerings). In this case, the low carbonation is a good thing in that it lends to the overall smoothness and drinkability of this beer.

07-10-2011 14:09:19 | More by rundocrun
Barrel Aged Farmer Brown Ale from Great River Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.