1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Betchy Brown Ale - Cold Storage Craft Brewery

Not Rated.
Betchy Brown Ale
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
81
good

25 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cold Storage Craft Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PorterLambic on 03-12-2012)
View: Beers (7) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bushdere
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of NJBeer265
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of olbubba
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Sandyw3
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Bartos
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of deebo
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BeerBeast
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of Kerne
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of KevieJames
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of slfuller30
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of cyrushire
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of shand
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of TKEbeerman
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of RyanGoodman
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mobrockman
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of johntfox
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jlwelsh
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of beernads
2.25/5  rDev -35%

Photo of mixed_master7
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not sure where the name comes from. I asked at the bar but the bartender just pointed to a sign with the name "Betchy" at the top and "Nut Brown Ale" below. She was kind of a Hawaiian-type lass laid across a few barrels, and I couldn't tell if it was an old ad with the Cold Storage logo added in atop the barrels or if they'd had it done. Perhaps "Betchy" is a real bitch. Anyway...

...a brown ale it is for sure. It's hard to determine what exactly the color was as the lighting in the tasting room isn't set-up for such activities, but it appeared a mainly clear russet or mahogany brown beneath a creamy head of tan froth. The head retention was pretty good, and it left some very nice lacing behind.

The aroma was like deeply roasted cocoa, and toast that was just about to burn.

The flavor offered more depth with chocolate and nuts, and creamy coffee, as well as a wide base of golden caramel. It was rich, but not sweet; and perfectly balanced. Some minor floral and grassy hops appeared across the middle and into the drying finish alongside a suggestion of roastiness.

In the mouth it delicately bristled with a fine-bubbled carbonation that warmed to leave its medium-full body somewhat creamy and smooth.

Overall, quite a nice brown ale. It's rich without being over-done, and the edge of dark malt roastiness gives it a unique quality. Well worth trying.

Photo of PorterLambic
3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Arrives a deep, garnet reddish brown. Clear with a 1" head of light tan creamy foam perched atop. Retention isn't great but the lacing is.
Smell is roasted/toasted malts, caramel, cardboard and a hint of smoke.
Taste is toasty, almost burnt malt, hops, coffee and caramel (light).
Medium-full body with an astringency to it. Drying finish with a smoky/burnt toast/malt aftertaste. Light effervescence. Slight coating on the palate. Overall, a solid brew and one worth drinking again.

Betchy Brown Ale from Cold Storage Craft Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.