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Bush House Brown Ale - The Gamble Mill Restaurant & Microbrewery

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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Gamble Mill Restaurant & Microbrewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: dtivp on 03-12-2011

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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 4
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Clear dark brown pour with a thin wispy white head. Aroma is expectedly malt dominant, with nutty and woody notes. Basic flavors of dark malts, moderately roasted, bready, nutty, dry and woody. Light-medium body, and fairly easily drinkable. Pretty standard run-of-the-mill brown ale here, and nothing really to write home about, but there's nothing offensive going on, so it's a good beer overall.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a mid to deep-brown color with a white head. Upon letting sit the head fades leaving a little white foam on surface of the brew as well as some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell – Get some chocolate and a little bit of coffee in the beginning. The chocolate aroma remains throughout, but the coffee seems to fade to a sweeter aroma of a bit of toffee and even the slightest bit of dried fruit.

Taste – The taste is a little bit on the dryer side then I was expecting. A nice roastiness of coffee and cocoa up front giving way to a bit of sweetness mixing in toward the middle. The sweetness fades however leaving a more dry roast flavor at the end with a light kick of spicy/peppery flavor.

Mouthfeel –The darker body of the beer is a bit deception as it evokes thoughts of a thicker body. This was a tad thin however and almost rather taunted my tastebuds as I expected a much creamier feel. I would say little to sharp for me.

Overall – Its not a bad brew, but nothing to spectacular. It pales in comparison to their oatmeal stout, so if you are looking for something on the darker side and the oatmeal is on, I say go for it over this, but if not, the brown ale is worth a try.

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At the brewpub.

A: The English brown ale is appropriately a brown amber hue, full and dark enough to be nearly opaque. An off-white head leaves isolated patches of lace behind.

S: The nose is toffee and caramel, with darker chocolate scents adding to the sweetness. Hops aren't much of a factor, allowing the maltiness to reign supreme.

T: I am very impressed with the rich maltiness of this ale. Caramel and toffee start off, syrupy sweet. Darker chocolate notes follow, still sweet but with a fuller roasted taste. Hops are mild, balancing only. While some may call it excessively sweet, I really enjoyed the malt-focus and chewiness of the ale. My number two choice from the current line-up.

M: The mouthfeel is sweet and malty, chewy with syrupy-thick consistency. Much better than I was expecting it to be.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium brown with a one finger off white head with moderate retention and light lacing on the glass.

Aroma of lightly roasted malt, hint of caramel and hops.

Taste followed the nose with roasted malt and a balance of caramel sweetness and a slight bitterness of dark chocolate and hops.

Mouthfeel was medium leaning light body with light carbonation and very smooth.

This was a very drinkable beer, an above average brown ale.

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Bush House Brown Ale from The Gamble Mill Restaurant & Microbrewery
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