Geordie Brown Ale - Mad Fox Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
District of Columbia
3.48/5 rDev -3.1%
From tap to nonic pint glass at Mad Fox on 11/29/11
A: Healthy bootstrap brown leather in color. A one finger, off-white head fades quickly. No lacing or collar.
S: Honestly? It smells like a pizza crust. It's not a bad bouquet, it's simply not what I'd expected. Not getting any specific hop or predominant malt profile. Just pizza crust.
T: The earthy, nutty and creamy flavors I look for in an English Brown Ale aren't readily available. What is up front is a pleasantly light char, and I do mean light. A twinge of copper and toasted malt wash over the mid, and the finish is dry, with minimal lasting effect.
M: This is where the beer falters a bit. It's watery and rather thin from beginning to end. In effect, it keeps the beer from maximizing the flavor's potential, as a bigger, more robust body would pump up the volume like Christian Slater.
O: Mad Fox's Geordie Brown Ale is a decent stab at the English Brown style. Nowhere close to the best in class, and certainly not the cream of Mad Fox's portfolio. As a rough draft it works. As a finished product, it's merely ok.
11-29-2011 23:21:23 | More by Rhettroactive
3.53/5 rDev -1.7%
Not my favorite beer from this place to date but it is fine. Served at the source in a pint glass. Beer is brown with a mild haze, thin tan head, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.
Aroma is mildly hoppy, piny / fruits, with a little malt.
Beer is light in body, a little bitter on the back end from the some hops, but the overall beer is a little bland, if not for a mild bitterness it would be like water. I won't repeat this beer.
04-02-2012 16:09:38 | More by drabmuh
3.78/5 rDev +5.3%
From 03/25/12 notes. Had on tap at the brewpub. Tried next to the same beer that had been dry hopped with more hops.
a - Pours a medium mahogany brown color with one inch of off white head and low to moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of nuts, toasted malts, burnt malts, bread malts, light caramel, and light fruity malts. Pretty nice nose, a lot of nice malts to it.
t - Tastes of nuts, fruity malts, toasted malts, bread malts, tofee, caramel, biscuit malts. Not as much going on as the nose and not as strong, though still nice.
m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink.
o - Overall a very solid brown ale. I actually like the nose of the dry hopped version much better as it added a ton of pine hops to the above, though I preferred the taste of this normal version better. Cool to try side by side, worth checking out if you're looking for an easy drinking brown ale.
03-26-2012 18:42:53 | More by mdfb79
Geordie Brown Ale from Mad Fox Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.