Davy Brown Ale - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
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4.43/5 rDev +16.6%
Pours a clear, medium brown color with a quickly attenuating, even. The aroma consists of dark roasted malt, notes of chocolate, and coffee acidity. The mouthfeel is magnificent. Perfect balance between the carbonation and creaminess perfectly accentuate the woody chocolate, ripe, dark fruit, and coffee acidity flavors. Neil loves this beer. So do I.
06-17-2012 01:08:06 | More by DocJitsu
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
Nice medium dark brown with a reddish hue, little tan foam and some lace on the side of the glass. The smell of roasted malts and mild hops with a hint of chocolate had a pleasant aroma. The taste was of dark roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate and a kind of nutty flavored finish. Not overly bitter or sweet. A nicely balanced brown ale and a pleasant find. Would buy this again when in the area!
06-22-2012 15:59:21 | More by BeerManDan
4.18/5 rDev +10%
Poured form an undated bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful dark ruby-amber red with a nice 3/4 inch head that doesn't last long but leaves nice lacing.
S: Not a giant aroma, but the nutty - caramel malt and hop is obvious. I might pick up a light chocolate smell and it reminds me a little bit of a porter.
T: Impressed, a beautiful balance between the bitter hop and toasted caramel flavor. There is a hint of a sweet aftertaste that turns slightly bitter as it lingers (in a good way).
M: Light bodied, very smooth and creamy with a perfect level of carbonation.
I'm really loving this brown ale and I'm headed back to the store tomorrow to stock up for my trip back to San Francisco. I'm not usually one to pick this style of beer off the shelves, but it's made me think I might be missing something. In the end it really reminds me of a lighter, more refreshing porter or stout.
Really looking forward to trying more of these beers soon - especially that Stagecoach Stout that took gold! I hope they get distributed to Berkeley...
07-21-2011 05:06:36 | More by HoppyMoth
4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
On-tap at Sides Hardware & Shoes (it's a restaurant, not a hardware store)! On to the beer:
Leather brown colored in the glass, dots of lace sticking around as the beer's level goes down. The nose is a very attractive thing. There's a big dose of toffee crisp and caramel, and there's a sqeeze of hops which adds an extra layer of goodness to the aroma.
And it continues into the taste. Perhaps not as seductive as the aroma, but the idea of a brown ale with a sweet body and a sqeeze of hop juice holds in the flavor. It's a little heartier than medium, yet not full bodied. But it is easy to drink.
Inspiring, whether it's for a cold winter envening by the fireplace or with a summer afternoon lunch. Add this to the list of brown ales which to turn a Newcastle fan towards.
07-01-2012 05:25:59 | More by DoubleJ
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
Had this one in a flight @ Figueroa Moutain back on Labor day weekend. Have also since had a few pints at Instant replay locally.
Review is from notes.
A: The beer is cola brown in color, with a ruby red hue on the edges when held to the light. Solid half inch of bubbly head, faded to a consistent ring & film of bubbles.
S: Scents of toasted almonds, sprinkle of coco, light chocolate, and brown sugar. Slight earthy aroma as well.
T: Mirrors the nose for the most part, flavors of caramel, lightly toasted almonds, dry chocolate, and brown sugar. Not too heavy or light. Mineral flavor is also present, as it has been in all of their beers, seems to be a signature in their beers. I like it. Maybe it's the Santa Ynez water or something.
M: Mildly sweet, lightly carbonated, and clean.
O: Balanced, and pretty good in my opinion for a brown ale. I'd put this one up against a Lost Coast downtown brown or similar caliber. This brewery is closer to me, so I get this pretty fresh.
12-10-2011 01:53:29 | More by Retsinis
Davy Brown Ale from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
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