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Mutton Buster - Payette Brewing

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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Payette Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Mutton Buster combines a roasty flavor with notes of chocolate and nuttiness that creates a full flavored brown ale. While it is malt focused, there is mild hop bitterness with an earthy hop flavor. The Mutton Buster may be dark in color and heavy on the malt flavors, but it is sessionable enough to have a few any time of the year.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: isualum12 on 12-31-2011)
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Reviews by johnmac:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-12-2014 16:40:00 | More by johnmac
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.69/5  rDev -0.3%

The Mutton Buster from Payette is a solid Brown Ale offering. The beer poured a clear brownish amber with thin white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent is carries some dark bread tones with some maltiness. The taste was nice and even through the entire drink. Some of the caramel malt lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it was quite taste and worth a try!!!!

08-15-2013 23:45:22 | More by WoodBrew
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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured two fingers of head on an almost clear brown colored body.
The aroma is nice roasted malt with a touch of pine.
The taste has a good balance of roasted malt, milk cream and a moderate bitter finish.
The texture is soft and creamy with moderate carbonation.
A solid brown ale.

06-29-2013 23:23:29 | More by Fatehunter
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-31-2012 18:02:15 | More by jmccraney
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3.38/5  rDev -8.6%

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Mostly clear brown body with a nice white head. Leaves some good lacing. Kinda gushed out of the can when I opened it.

Smell - Nutty malt aroma. A little bit of chocolate and just a flash of hops in the back.

Taste - Chocolate is more pronounced, but it still a very nutty brown ale. Nothing harsh about it. Maybe could use a hop bite in the back to balance out the malt, but it's nice.

Mouthfeel - It gets just a touch thin in the mouthfeel. I'm also missing a hop bite that would make it feel a little more crisp. Easy drinking, though.

Overall - Hey, it's not bad. My first Idaho beer, too. Clean, but maybe lacking in some diversity of flavors.

08-19-2012 23:09:44 | More by Alieniloquium
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-16-2014 08:26:21 | More by fivetime
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3.7/5  rDev 0%

Payette's first crack @a brown that I know of. I had this on tap at their tap room and at partilla grill down in Hyde Park in Boise.

Look- classic brown look. Lighter in color than many browns I have seen. No sustaining head but a little lace.
Smell- no smell at all that I could get.
Taste- medium flavor of Carmel and chalk. There is a little butterscotch lacing in there.
Feel- dry with a light feel to it. Medium carbonization
Overall this is an alright beer. It wouldn't be my first local choice but it is anise change.

12-31-2011 23:34:40 | More by isualum12
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-04-2012 03:00:12 | More by BeerHunter76
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4.05/5  rDev +9.5%

A: Pours a nice clear dark brown with a big frothy tan head on top. Head fades slowly leaving an almost solid wall of lacework left behind. Retention is nice, a little swirl brings it back to life easily.

S: Nutty with a bunch of toasted bread. A touch of caramel in there. Surprisingly aromatic for the ABV.

T: Very nutty, hazelnut perhaps? Sharp and bitter toasted bread - almost pretzel-like. Flash of earthy hops and then a hint of cocoa in the middle and towards the finish. Finishes with that earthy bitterness and toast that lingers between sips.

M: Medium bodied, super smooth and creamy. Amazing mouthfeel for 5.5% to be honest.

O: Wow, this is one impressive brown ale. Sharp and strong flavors for such low ABV. Wonderful mouthfeel that hits just right. Decently hoppy but nothing over the top, just enough to add an extra layer of complexity. Wish I could get this one locally.

10-01-2012 03:31:01 | More by Dope
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Nearly brand new 12oz can, attractive packaging, poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A:Pours a dark brown, nearly opaque at the top of the glass, with a transparent caramel tint at the thinner parts of the glass. Light off-white head recedes fairly quickly.

S: Malty aroma, sweetness and roastyness, bready notes, toasted grain, and nuts, with an earthy hop edge underneath.

T: Tastes just like it smells, smooth creamy malt, underlying caramel with chocolate and roast..there are suggestions of oak and even vanilla. Minimal hop presence.

MF: Moderate body, smooth and creamy.

O: A simple but drinkable and enjoyable brown. Browns aren't know to be 'full of flavor' but every different dimension of this beer if quite nice.

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Mutton Buster from Payette Brewing
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