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Betchy Brown Ale - Cold Storage Craft Brewery

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Betchy Brown Ale
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80
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25 Ratings
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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)
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NeroFiddled

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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.

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PorterLambic

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +15%

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.

03-12-2012 22:27:33 | More by PorterLambic
Betchy Brown Ale from Cold Storage Craft Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.