Winterbraun - Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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Reviews by SaCkErZ9:
2.19/5 rDev -41.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
I don't know if the recipe has changed, but my bottle indicates an abv of only 6.8%. Pours a murky, typical brown ale color of purple and brown mixed together in a rusty sort of way. Topped with a very nice sized, brown eggshell colored head. The head isnt very dense or foamy, but there is enough substance to get it to two fingers and keep it there for a while. Some sporadic lacing.
Aroma is a bit lacking. Nothing really pops out at me. I guess caramel, grainy bread, and sweet figs present themselves: otherwise, rather lackluster.
Not a fan of the flavor. Dammit! I bought a six pack of this stuff on sale hoping for a flyer. Drats! Bitter yet sweet, alcoholic, salty, astringent, sour. It is as if someone put fresh lime rind in my mouth before I took a sip. Very astringent and sour. Is something wrong with this?
This one went down the tubes really fast. Thin and watery, sour, astringent (like sucking on Aspirin), not refreshing at all. This will be a chore to finish the whole sixer. Maybe the recipe DOES need to change. Avoid this one...
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2013 20:43:37 | More by SaCkErZ9
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3.73/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a crystal clear dark reddish amber brown in color with minimal amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some ruby red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of toasted and roasted malts with some lighter aromas of chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla.
T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of roasted and toasted malts with a light amount of sweetness. There are moderate flavors of cocoa and chocolate with just a hint of vanilla. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness are present but do not linger for too long.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy with a touch of alcohol warming in the finish.
O: A nice example of a brown ale with some really nice winter flavors. I enjoyed this one and would definitely consider grabbing it again. Overall the alcohol is well hidden and the beer is relatively easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2014 02:43:23 | More by dbrauneis
3.96/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Ruby red tinted brown with a mocha head.
S: Citrus hops and a touch of nutty malt in a faint nose.
T: Cinnamon, cardamom, nutty malt, nutmeg, blended really well together. A touch of alcohol.
M: Medium bodied and a little alcohol astringency. Moderate levels of carbonation.
O: Definitely one of the better brown ales I've had, which is saying absolutely nothing, so I'll put it this way: It's a great beer, nice and wintery, and the nutty malt serves as a nice backbone for the wintery style. Recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
02-06-2014 01:28:44 | More by BierJager89
Winterbraun from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
84 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.