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Peanut Butter Jelly Time - Catawba Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 83
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 42.78%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.75% 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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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 83
Reviews by brother_kenneth:
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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Photo of oberon
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not normally into "gimmicky" beers but had to try this and am glad I did.On tap at Sticks and Stones.Poured a ruby tinted ruddy brown with a minimal head.Big raspberry notes in the nose with underlying peanut,very much like pb&j.Flavors like the aromas are packed with jammy raspberry flavors with the underlying but somewhat assertive roasted peanuts.Damn this beer is cool,it's light and drinkable and the flavors didn't get old to me.

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Photo of juicebox
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.71/5  rDev +21.4%
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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Photo of HopAttack3
3.84/5  rDev -1%

Photo of acurtis
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KingEdward
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of riotontheroad
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

aroma is absolutely on point! unfortunately, the taste doesnt follow through.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of aleckpa
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
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 +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.92/5  rDev +1%
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

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Photo of n2185
3.57/5  rDev -8%
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 +9.5%

Photo of Fievel
2.23/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Immortale25
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
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 -3.4%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown Ale brewed with five different grains and then aged for weeks on raspberries and roasted peanuts. Poured from a can into a Bruery tulip. Awfully light-colored for a brown ale (I guess it really is a "light brown ale" as it states on the can). No much carbonation or head, despite a fairly rough pour. The beer is a hazy, dingy dark apricot color. I do get raspberries and peanuts on the nose and it really does make me think of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Medium body with a firm feel and a weak, bland, disappointing flavor. Light toasted malt, then faint raspberry tartness at mid-palate and very faint roasted peanuts on the (brief) finish. Not much else. Mild hop presence attempts to rescue this beer from tasting completely bland, but doesn't quite manage. Perhaps it would have been better to make a full-bodied brown ale and allow the peanuts and raspberries to work with the toasted malt inherent in the style instead of trying to hold back the malt so the fruit and nuts could shine through.

This beer definitely smells better than it tastes. Instead of making a traditional brown ale flavored with peanuts and raspberries, the brewer made a bland, light brown ale with little inherent flavor and was relying heavily on the peanuts and raspberries to "carry" this beer. These ingredients did not succeed and the beer failed. I don't think this is a bad idea for a beer, I just think it was very poorly executed. So much so that it makes me wonder if the brewer even bothered to taste this stuff before stuffing it into cans. Glad I didn't buy an entire 6-pack. Avoid this.

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of djgustafson
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Peanut Butter Jelly Time from Catawba Brewing Co.
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