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Davy Brown Ale - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 06-28-2011)
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1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

SoCaliC8, Jan 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Raziel313, Apr 09, 2014
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2.7/5  rDev -28.9%

Poured bomber of Davy Brown into a glass:

A: Pours a medium brown that allows plenty of light through. Visible carbonation. This stuff looks just like rootbeer. Head is about a finger thick. Medium retention, very pronounced lacing.

S: This stuff smells very organic. Earthy comes to mind. Roasted malts persist.

T: Taste isn't very strong. Similar to the smell, it tastes very earthy with some hints of roasted malts. Pretty bitter. Ends on a boozy note.

M: Oily, with light carbonation. Kind of a wet finish.

O: Overall, I wasn't all that impressed with this one. There's definitely better stuff out there.

McD0uche, Nov 06, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

mikeymorrison, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

largadeer, Nov 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Skunkdrool, Nov 17, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

bespin15, May 26, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -9.2%

22ounce bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

appearance: Pours a dark brown with a very light beige head (less than an inch). Surprisingly not too carbonated.

smell: light and nutty. Not too much character coming from the nose.

taste: slightly bitter on the mid-palate with caramel and toasted nut notes. Mildly sweet with a long finish.

mouthfeel: light, easy to drink, clean.

drinkability: a good brown ale from a very young brewery. A little lighter than my usual taste, but is smooth and easy to drink.

Franberry, Jul 26, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

Dry toasty, and borrowing a page from IPA, this Cascadian Black Ale does all things that American Brown Ales do but with a racy smack of hops for extra measure.

Deep brown in color, the beer doesn't try to hard to look black- but does release a creamy tan head that caps the beer with firm retention and random lace. The beer looks like a substantial Brown Ale.

But sharp hop aromas project notions of citrus peels, fresh-cut grass, and pine needles. Backed by a stern malt base of heavy toast, cocoa, coffee, nuts, and a tinge of campfire and grape; the ale is as much Brown Ale or Porter as it is IPA.

Semi-firm sweetness of burnt caramel, toast char and walnuts set the stage while wood coffee grounds and cocoa powder become the earthy elements that reign in the hops. At the middle, hoppy citrus taste is dry and more of the pith and peels of oranges and grapefruits than the juicier pulp. As the beer finishes, it becomes dry with smoldering bitterness and light sourish bite.

Medium bodied, the malt textures are lifted by zesty carbonation and helps to deliver a quick and dry finish. Mild warmth and slight grain-derived astringency bring rise to the bitter resins that continue in aftertaste.

As a very hoppy dark ale, there's a lot of hop-malt embattlement going on, but in the end, the hops win. But the beer's conflicting tastes keeps the palate confused but also intrigued right down to the last drink.

BEERchitect, Apr 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

thebeeler, Mar 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ImperialStout, Jan 08, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -6.6%

On tap for the 2nd Anniversary event at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, nuts, and a slight fruity aroma. Taste is of roasted and toasted malt and roasted nuts. There is a medium roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good brown ale with some very roasty flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 22, 2012
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3.56/5  rDev -6.3%

Dark brown with a golden cast. Looks nice enough in the big Duvel tulip with a very nice foam-up on every pour. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel.

There is a distinct chocolate aroma, though they don't brag about any additive flavorings. Even a touch of Mexican cocoa with the cinnamon. A bitterish rasp makes it all go down easier. Brewery says this is 29 IBUs with Northern Brewer and Cascade hops. A little thin and sharp, with a hint of butter and nuts, but certainly more flavorful than the run of the litter with this style. Bitter aftertaste of old coffee and walnut skins.

This brewery seems to be out of the gate and running. We'll see how they do, but this is really a decent Brown Ale. A credit to its race, as they used to say. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Liticker's in San Diego.

mactrail, Mar 02, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%

1229th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint

Thanks to my bowling teammate Chris for this one

App- A amber/brown mix in the glass and a bit of a clearer brown ale. Had a good depth of color as it sat. A puffy long lasting two finger head formed and then slid gently in the glass to leave some nice sticky lace.

Smell- A pretty standard brown ale. Was a bit malty and nutty but balanced. A touch of hop bitter in the nose was a welcome aromtic treat. Nothing really amazing but solid.

Taste- Again, like the nose this flavor profile was the standard brown ale. Malty, nutty, a touch roasty and a touch of hoppy bitter to make it all blend well together.

Mouth- A nice medium full body with a medium carbonation. Had a good residual malty, nutty flavor.

Drink- A pretty good brown. Nothing outstanding, nothing abnormal either. Solid brew and nice to try a new brewery.

FosterJM, Apr 23, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

22oz bottle split two ways – standard pint glass
Notes from 10/19/13

A: Pours a deep dark chestnut brown with near opaqueness. Creamy half finger of persistent khaki tan froth. Mild dots and lazy lacing attempts made down the glass after each sip.

S: Smells of nutty toasted malts with a soft suggestion of chocolate. I am getting a touch of pine and spice hops in there as well.

T: Toasted bread with nutty grains and just a slight hint of chocolate noted. More spicy hops than pine here with a dash of earthy minerals. There is a moderate amount of perceived bitterness and the alcohol is almost completely masked. A decent Brown with nice toast flavors.

M: Lighter weighted body and just a hair on the watery thin side. Even carbonation and smooth texture. Light drying towards the finish. Very clean finale.

D: Another solid brew from Figueroa Mountain. Hard to get excited about this style but this one has some nice toasty qualities and good drinkable balance.

Nugganooch, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ste5venla, Feb 25, 2014
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Davy Brown Ale from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.