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Davy Brown Ale - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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Davy Brown AleDavy Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
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ericj63

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-14-2013 19:39:17 | More by ericj63
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California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-28-2013 22:51:03 | More by GraduatedCashew
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California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-23-2013 02:09:35 | More by Gobzilla
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AApparel

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-17-2013 01:56:09 | More by AApparel
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GeorgeH

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-14-2013 21:48:10 | More by GeorgeH
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InlandTaipan

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-01-2013 04:40:28 | More by InlandTaipan
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aparabola

Nevada

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-21-2013 04:08:05 | More by aparabola
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-14-2013 15:17:35 | More by MarvinSnyder
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TheMarkE

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-06-2013 22:55:52 | More by TheMarkE
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Alek

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-26-2013 18:34:40 | More by Alek
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bespin15

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-26-2013 02:04:04 | More by bespin15
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Dirksen

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-24-2013 18:30:28 | More by Dirksen
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visionaries

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

05-23-2013 17:01:48 | More by visionaries
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Topher78

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-23-2013 02:42:13 | More by Topher78
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JoshTellez

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-14-2013 03:03:52 | More by JoshTellez
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Jessenimmo

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-18-2013 03:35:31 | More by Jessenimmo
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 19:53:34 | More by BEERchitect
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sandiego67

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-29-2013 03:13:14 | More by sandiego67
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-12-2013 02:28:55 | More by BarrytheBear
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mactrail

Washington

3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 05:43:16 | More by mactrail
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McStagger

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: two finger cappuccino head. Brown bordering on garnet. Excellent clarity.

S: toffee, Burnt sugar, milk chocolate, touch of dark fruit. Bit of leather.

T: light chocolate, raisined fruit, woody finish with more dark fruit in the end. Borderline BBQ in taste.

M: Runs on the thin side for a brown. Light bodied, but fairly subdued carbonation.

O: good brown ale. Runs a tad thin in the body, but otherwise very flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 09:28:16 | More by McStagger
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California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-26-2012 19:16:53 | More by Fossilhunter
Davy Brown Ale from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.