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Farmer Brown - The People's Pint

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 19.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The People's Pint visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-09-2003)
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Reviews by corylew:
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corylew

Oregon

1.9/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I can rightfully mark this beer low from undercarbonation. I bought this on a trip through Massachusetts, paid $7 for a 22 oz bomber, got home, cracked it open to hear no hiss. Shared with a friend and we both agreed that it was too sweet, most likely because there was no carbonation. Someone done gone screwed up in the bottling room or on the bright tank, and there's probably a whole batch of these co2-less bottles out there. Even the tastes that we could decipher from the noncarbonation weren't very impressive. Sickley sweet, roasty malt, and heavy body.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 03:52:45 | More by corylew
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ChipChaight

New York

4/5  rDev +16.6%

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prisdefer

New York

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New Hampshire

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Massachusetts

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Mblack

Massachusetts

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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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Emkehr

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

05-20-2013 18:00:32 | More by Emkehr
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Dave7500kl

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

05-15-2013 00:55:41 | More by Dave7500kl
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Dan114

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

02-19-2013 16:00:27 | More by Dan114
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

11-27-2012 00:58:55 | More by Thomas_Picton
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-15-2012 01:38:20 | More by thegerm87
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I do enjoy a fine brown ale.

A heady brew, Farmer Brown yields a big bubbly beige head. Chestnut color pour sits dark oaky brown in my glass. Good retention.

Chocolate bready brown aroma. Has a wet log, wine-ish tang.

Tastes like a good brown ale. I find that brown ales are one major stumbling block in my beer vocabulary. Here goes: chocolately chicory, woody brown with a mild earth and tea hop twang in back.

My first offering from the People's Pint. So far so good. Thanks James.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 21:08:30 | More by donkeyrunner
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greenengineer

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Large bottle into a wine glass.
A - dark brown, very weak head - looks like coca-cola
S -big malty yeasty smell, sour
T - burnt malt taste, bitter, coffee grounds
M - a little thin, not as sticky as I expected, not much fizz
O - not my favorite, wondering if I got a bad bottle

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 22:51:47 | More by greenengineer
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-02-2011 05:30:39 | More by rab53
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap last night, my first from the local People's Pint.

Poured light reddish-brown, beige head starts at about 2 fingers but quickly forms to a ring which stays in tact, not much lace left.

Smell/taste - Nose had decent strength, nice dusty cocoa element to it. Taste had cocoa powder/milk chocolate up front, some caramel and nutty malts, toasty malt, some earthy hops, quite bitter for a brown.

Mouthfeel felt too thin and fizzy for the style, I was hoping for more of a malt presence. Also was getting some alcohol bite in there.

Overall a decent brown ale, the cocoa part of it is the highlight, mouthfeel could use some work.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2011 14:19:21 | More by Chico1985
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ngeunit1

California

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly dark red-brown color with a half-finger of off-white head. The head faded fairly quickly to a ring leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is full of lightly-roasted carmel malts with some nuttiness. There is also some sweet brown sugar and some hop in the background.

T - Starts off pretty sweet. There is the carmel malts that hit right away, and also some additional background sweetness from the brown sugar and also some vanilla. There is additionally some deeper nutty elements. Through the middle a hit of brown sugar really comes out with some strong sweetness. The finish has a mix of the carmel malts, some sweetness, and some coffee flavor. A little bit too sweet overall.

M - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of assertive carbonation. Just a tad watery but still very creamy and very smooth. The finish feels a bit thicker, almost a tad syrupy.

D - Very drinkable. The sweetness can be a bit much after a while, but the taste overall is really nice. The finish is really nice. A bit more balance with the sweetness could help a lot.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 01:35:47 | More by ngeunit1
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22-ounce bomber into a Ro's Restaurant pint glass.

A: Poured a deep, hazy mahogany brown color with a one-finger thick head of bubbly, of white foam which settled quickly to a thin residue coating the brew. Lacing was virtually nonexistent.

S: Burnt brown sugar and caramelized toffee topping. A little bit of herbal nuttiness to go along, but sorta sweet smelling.

T: A little bittersweet and dare I say sour malt flavor at first? The low carbonation gave the malts sort of an earthy, milky flavor as well, but the malts were rounded by some nutty flavors and candied sweetness. A little bit of dry hopping near the finish to level things off a bit, but not all that impressive.

M: Medium-full bodied and sort of milky for what I perceive to be a typically clean English style. A little weak and watery at points.

D: It wasn't necessarily a chore to split up the bomber, but I'd like to give it a sample off the tap someday to see if bottling or time greatly affects the flavor of this brew. Has the potential for good flavors to firm up and make an impression so I'll leave it open for a revisiting.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 03:49:15 | More by Gambrinus1184
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robwestcott

Indiana

2.65/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

thanks to apollokim for this one

poured very cold from the bottle a hazy milk chocolate brown to a sun king shaped pint glass with a thinnish caramel colored short lasting head with next to no retention.

muted aroma of toffee, brown sugar and caramel.

tastes slightly acidic (?) as it hits the tongue, followed by malty sweetness, a bit too sweet though - almost cloying. minimal brown sugar and toffee following up.

medium carbonation - however - full disclosure, this one leaked a bit during shipment a couple weeks ago and this may be having an effect on the beer - however, it is not flat so that leads me to believe it isn't all that affected.

not too terribly drinkable given the acidity...

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2010 00:43:49 | More by robwestcott
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown with clear, chestnut highlights. A hard pour produced a few soapy bubbles and these left a bit of spotty lacing on the glass. Malty aroma, light roast, brown sugar, caramel. Grassy, earthy hops in the background. Low bitterness, balanced towards sweet malts, caramel, a bit of roast. Tasted sort of thin towards the end, but there was some lingering bitterness and a little spice. Light bodied, lowish carbonation, off-dry. Easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 22:44:06 | More by DrJay
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billybob

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a dark brown color no head to speak of some rings of lace at the begining. fruity aroma and a lightly roasted smell. taste of fresh lightly roasted malt hint of dark chocolate hints of coffee a nice blend of taste. mouthfeel was watery flat tasting like it lost most of its carbonation which i hope was the case. drinkability? i think i need to try another bottle before giving a answer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 15:33:29 | More by billybob
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nearly no head, but the edge leaves good ring lace. The broth is a firm brown where light barely shines through.

Mocha aroma of chocolate and darker crystal malts. Light hop in the background. Attractive.

Thin bodied, but lowly carbonated. Dark malt flavor up front. Do I detect a touch of black patent malt? This is closer to a porter than a brown. There's a good hop bitterness to the finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 01:30:36 | More by smcolw
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JNeider

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

By far my favorite at the Peoples Pint!

A: Slightly opaque dark brown. Rich tones and a neat 1/2 finger head that faded gradually as you drink it.

S: Very malty odors. Almost smelled like a sweet children's cereal. An awesome combination of sweetness and malts/grains

T: So much going on with this beer. I felt like the more I drank it, the more my senses got overloaded. Maple, spiced cider were some of the tones. Almost like apple juice, with its combination of acidity, fruit, spice, and even some nut accents in there.

M: This is the one thing I didn't absolutely love about this beer. It was so sweet, so much so that I almost needed something to wash it down with.

D: Very refreshing and it is semi-heavy but the sweetness limits how much you can drink.

One of my favorite beers! I love beers that have a lot going on, and I found that with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2010 21:59:36 | More by JNeider
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Jesstyr

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was the first beer I tried at the People's Pint, and I really didn't know what to expect. In general this is a pretty decent beer, but not one I would really seek out.

Served in a standard pint glass. Looks like a brown ale, just a little lighter than you might expect. Head is fairly weak. Smell is alright, a light bit of caramel and vanilla. Taste also has some caramel malts, but is a bit watered down. Seems to have more potential than this. Kind of lingers in the mouth, but its a smooth and enjoyable enough drink. This is the kind of beer you can have a few of, but you are better off mixing it up when it comes to this.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2010 02:24:04 | More by Jesstyr
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CavePainter

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A deep reddish brown that any piece of Ethan Allan furniture would be proud of.

S: Sweet malt - vanilla, coffee

T: Smooth malt flavor. Nutty, vanilla with a touch of coffee. Just a hint of bitterness to round things out. Definitely malty, but not cloying.

MF: Probably its most outstanding quality. Medium to full-bodied. Creamy, almost velvety.

D: A very smooth, easy to drink beer. A gret stand alone beer, perfect for relaxing after a long days labour, or as part of a hearty feast.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 21:13:34 | More by CavePainter
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Farmer Brown from The People's Pint
79 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.