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Helltown Mischievous Brown Ale - Helltown Brewing

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Helltown Mischievous Brown Ale
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88
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Helltown Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 08-06-2011)
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Photo of Ironcitymama
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of GreenJetta912
4.93/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In a pint glass-Pours brown.... I was expecting that. half finger of head, not much lacing. appearance is normal for brown. slight red edges to the beers color.

Smell is toast. like a fresh honey wheat bagel in the toaster. brown sugar sweet, slight coffee note.

Taste: Wow, who knew a brown ale could taste this good? Extremely quaffable but with a shitload of flavor. At first its slightly toasty, a little brown sugary sweetness and then a lil' tiny roasted m alt starts talking to ya. I could have one of these for breakfast.

Finish is perfect. a little bit of coffee on a maltly sweet canvas. Leaves you begging for more. MMmmmm, get in my mouth.

Overall: I'm a hophead. Before I had this beer, I always told everybody I didn't like any example of the style. This is the only brown ale I've ever had that I actually enjoy. It's a tad more roasty than other examples and much more depth. It's Awesome in every way. Doesn't look all that impressive but who cares?

Photo of Saxboy10
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Tatartastic
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of speedball33
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Loaf31
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of MikhailStout
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of chuckv
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Seaba
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker than expected, very dark red held up to a light.

Smells a little roasty, malty, nutty. Certainly seems that an English yeast was used.

Tastes of caramel, minimal coffee, slight sweetness.

Lighter on the carbonation side, very drinkable/session-able. Very smooth

For a brown ale this is very good, would buy again.

Photo of 2x10
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark brown, with a small head that dissipated instantly. Grabbed this straight from the brewery garage from a growler straight into a tulip glass.

It was extremely fresh with a small amount of carbonation. Very drinkable with a toasted nut, caramel and light coffee flavor. The taste did not linger but the coffee essence continued throughout. This goes down way to fast and tastes too good! I could probably drink the whole growler (if I could stand-up). This could easily become one of my favorites, if the draft version at the local pubs tastes as good as this.

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DCHritz
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of kbuzz
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of VitoFerrante
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of redmaw
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of twonder23
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had at the blue dog.
Came too me very much looking like a stout. Deepestbrown black with a tall mocha head dense and long lasting with plenty o' lacing.
Aroma was roasted malts fruits caramel sugars. Maybe some hops.
Taste was good. It was full bodied smooth and easy drinking. Lots of roasted goodness in there with hints of fruits and nuts.
My first from helltown and I'm happy to say not my last.

Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of lccrunchy
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was very happy to see this (the only obscure-enough beer on a quite extensive list) available while out at lunch.

Ah. So this is an English brown ale? Well then, that kicks it up a notch even further.

Even though this beer came out extremely cold - way, way too cold - it still was able to exhibit some very nice and smooth characteristics. Thankfully, it was an imperial pint, so I was able to try some of it at a more appropriate temperature. Great characteristics. Subtle and smooth and delicate. The only downside is that it was a bit thin and I certainly could have dealt with a longer lasting flavor profile. However, who cares. This is an excellent beer.

If this is indicative of what Helltown can do, then they are dead center on my radar from here on out.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a ruby bronw hue with a light tan head, leaves behind tiny flecks. Poured at Piper's Pub at the perfect serving temp. Aroma has roasted malts with floral herbal hop presence, but mainly a nice caramelized sugar in the base malt. So far, an excellent representative for new craft breweries in Western PA. Flavor brings out malts with caramelized sugars blended well with a roasted nut character and herbal hop notes that collide beautifully. Best brown ale I've had in quite sometime definitely a winner. Motuhfeel is medium bodied with even carbonation slick hop oils nothing cloying easy drinking Helltown ales. Overall the type of beer I could drink in number excellent brown ale from Mt. Pleasant, PA.

Photo of OneDropSoup
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy to see this newcomer on tap at House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA.

Poured into a shaker: Deep brown, approaching black, with deep ruby edges. Thin wisp of head across the top. No lacing to speak of.

Smell is just what I'm looking for in a brown: nutty, caramel, malty sweet but restrained. Curls up in the nose, not strong but deep & satisfying.

Taste falls right in line with the nose: caramel, nuts, a little cocoa, slight dark fruitiness, & some lightly roasted coffee. There's a sharpness around the edges that's slightly tart & very good.

Mouthfeel is active, a little on the sharp side. Very reminiscent of cola at first.

Overall pretty impressive. Very drinkable American brown, not a style I'm a huge fan of but this did quite right by me. One of the better local offerings I've had lately.

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Helltown Mischievous Brown Ale from Helltown Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.