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Peanut Butter Jelly Time - Catawba Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Axnjxn on 02-10-2014

PBJ Time Ale is a "light brown" ale featuring subtle British hopping during the boil. This ale is aged on raspberries and real peanuts to give it layered bread, peanut, and jelly flavors. It is a PB&J in a glass!
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by brother_kenneth:
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.71/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really great seasonal brown ale featured by Catawba Valley Brewing! The aroma of both peanut butter and raspberries are predominately present on the nose and those same tastes are gently left ever so slightly on the palate thereafter.

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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of aleckpa
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent balance between raspberry and peanut butter. You also get some crustiness. It literally tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but nothing too overpowering.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of dvmin98
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Peanut butter and jelly for sure. Just need to drink it with a milk stout and I will be set

Photo of n2185
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a murky reddish-brown with a finger of off-white head that has a slightly red tint to it and fades into a thin layer with little lacing.

S: What can I say other than it smells exactly like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Wheat bread aromas, peanuts, and raspberry jam. It's unusual, but quite nice.

T: Caramel and chocolate malts here with a little wheat flavor followed by some tart raspberry notes. The finish is a little watery, but leaves an aftertaste of peanuts.

M: Medium body with mid-low carbonation, this beer could use a bit more carbonation or a creamier body because it's a little watery.

O: A pretty unique but enjoyable beer, overall. It definitely smells a lot more like a PB&J than it tastes, but it's still solid.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Immortale25
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottom of can says 189-14.

A- Certainly looks like a PBJ beer as it pours a purplish light brown color with a 3/4 inch fizzy light tan head that has a reddish tint to it and retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Random surface foam and non-resilient lacing.

S- Pronounced raspberry aroma with a hint of peanut butter and faint toasty malt.

T- Peanut butter comes through more in the flavor with the raspberry instead just being complementary. Slightly toasty malt provides a decent backdrop. Goes down easy and isn't too sweet.

M- I feel like the malt could've been upped a bit to give this more body as it is decidedly kind of watery. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- I figured Catawba wouldn't nail a PBJ beer (that title already belongs to Funky Buddha with No Crusts), but this isn't bad. Definitely worth getting a single like I did but a whole six-pack would be difficult to justify unless you were sharing at a party or something.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a muddled, ruby-tinted light brown coloring with a sparse, off-white surface coat of head. Aromas of rich roasted peanut butter, tart raspberries, and a bready backbone. No shit, this legitimately smells like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Flavors are a blend of roasted peanuts and tart raspberry fruit notes, with an overall sweetness coming through. A bready backbone provides some balance. The body is a little light, with the carbonation bringing a subtle sharp edge into the body. The aftertaste leans a little more to the raspberry notes, although the rich peanut butter is still there. Sweet fruit linger on a smooth, slick, slightly effervesced finish. I can't get over how amazing this smells.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Peanut Butter Jelly Time from Catawba Brewing Co.
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