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Boom Town Brown - Skagway Brewing Company

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Boom Town Brown
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Skagway Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The nine grain American brow ale has a complex, malty profile and a subtle British hop influence. Traces of nut, chocolate and caramel are woven throughout this approachable version.

(Beer added by: sprucetip on 11-22-2008)
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Reviews by notchucknorris:
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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Skagway Brewing Company

A: Clear amber color with a light tan head.

S: Brown sugar with a slight smokiness as well.

T: I got mostly roasted malts here with a bit of acidic coffee flavor on the finish. Not bad but not something I'd want more than a pint of.

notchucknorris, Jul 12, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery. Pours brown with off-white head. Aroma is of bready, toasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee and cacao. Body is fool and smooth. Taste is of bready, toasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. Finish is long and dry. Nice brew.

mikeg67, Aug 30, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Skagway Brewing Company in Skagway, Alaska, (population 850) now open year round.

Beautiful deep brown with ruby highlights. Thin tan head with some retention. Some lacing. Very clear. Very attractive.

Initially not much in the nose, just a little bit of malty sweetness. But after the barkeep brought me a warm glass and it warmed after being transferred to the warm glass. As it warmed I got some nutty, Earthy notes. Later even some alcoholic heat in this modest brew.

Like the nose, the taste got way better and complex after being poured into hot glassware and warming. Sweet malt up front, but some dark grains blended nicely, and there was some faint bitterness in the finish to balance the malty base layer.

Lightly carbonated and pretty thin. Some creaminess in the texture as it warmed. A faint bitter dryness in the finish added some complexity.

No problems here! Easily a session beer. I recall pretty much taking care of a neglected growler at a potluck last summer.

So I concede that this is probably not an award winning ale. But, in a town with a year round population of 850 (it more than doubles during the summer tourist season with seasonal workers), we have a brewery! And unlike most businesses, it is open year round!

sprucetip, Nov 22, 2008
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Sample at the brewpub. This brew is a hazy brown color with a medium and rocky light tan head that recedes slowly. Spotty lacing. The aroma is malty with notes of brown sugar and nuts. Medium-bodied and sweet with malt, caramel and nut flavors that have a slight hops undercurrent. The finish is malty with notes of dark fruit and hops. Slightly above average overall.

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Boom Town Brown from Skagway Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.