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Davy Brown Ale - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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Davy Brown AleDavy Brown Ale

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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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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint glass
From: BevMo in Goleta, Calif.
Price: $5.99
Misc.: Had on Dec. 24, 2012

Nutty brown color with 1-2 fingers of tan head. Average lacing on the sides, wet and foamy. Better retention.

Smelled chocolate, Cascade hops, caramel, toffee and lots of bitterness.

Tasted dark chocolate, regular chocolate, toffee and caramel, backed my Cascade hops.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Above average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

A pretty good debut (for me) by Figueroa. I love the brown ale and hoppy mixes. Try it.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 08:27:25 | More by BucannonXC5
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-18-2012 23:48:19 | More by 2GOOFY
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-15-2012 22:37:11 | More by dmasuda
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-11-2012 21:36:37 | More by bobotron
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4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 05:25:59 | More by DoubleJ
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4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 15:59:21 | More by BeerManDan
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4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 01:08:06 | More by DocJitsu
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-26-2012 02:58:07 | More by abcramer
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-29-2012 07:59:03 | More by bh123
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3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 15:12:24 | More by FosterJM
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3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 05:48:07 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-22-2012 05:01:28 | More by EinWeizenbitte
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-12-2012 04:54:58 | More by tbeq00
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-14-2011 23:06:33 | More by eeggles
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4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2011 01:53:29 | More by Retsinis
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-09-2011 21:20:20 | More by Popp24
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-09-2011 21:20:05 | More by Dirtyrat91740
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

11-26-2011 06:49:01 | More by Ryan1423
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-17-2011 20:18:20 | More by Skunkdrool
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2.7/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 05:49:33 | More by McD0uche
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3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 05:55:19 | More by Franberry
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4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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...

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 05:06:36 | More by HoppyMoth
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Davy Brown Ale from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.