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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

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 08-06-2011)
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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.

2x10, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of randylangford
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

randylangford, Nov 09, 2012
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.

RblWthACoz, Nov 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

mryoshi33, Oct 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

wvsabbath, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

IPAFrankieH, Jul 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

SATBMan, Feb 09, 2012
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.

WVbeergeek, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

anyhoodle, Feb 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Ironcitymama, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

greg4579, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of DrDemento456
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally got my hands on this brew. Rivertowne in Verona had this for a 3 dollar pour. Score!

A - What a nice shade of dark brown, a touch hazy. First pour resulted in no head but second had a nice creamy mocha colored one. As you swirled the glass carbonation is good enough to create one.

S - Slightly roasted nuts, mild bitter coffee's and sweet toffee or caramel in the nose.

T - Transitions the nose pretty well being more sweet than roasty. A nice blend of nuts, caramel, coffee, and overall brown malts make this a great brew.

M - Light to medium very drinkable.

Overall not sure of the ABV (see site) but this is a solid brown ale almost like Duck Rabbit's if not better. Creamy, nutty, sweet, and delicious. Couldn't get a better beer for 3 bucks.

DrDemento456, Dec 02, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Helltown Mischievous Brown Ale

Pours a dark brown color, decent clarity, absolutely no head. Carbonation bubbles are noticeable. Smells of roasted, sweet malt. In the taste, there is a nice nutty maltyness. Well balanced, with a modest bitterness and little traces of hops. There are very pronounced roasted, caramel, brown sugar, nutty flavors. Pretty tasty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. This is a good brew.

Stinkypuss, Oct 27, 2011
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.

OneDropSoup, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber to brown color with a small tan head. In the aroma, a small roast and somewhat fruity. In the taste, a caramel like roast and notes of fruitiness. A smooth and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small sticky sweet caramel in the aftertaste. A nice brown, nothing to jump over a fence about, but not bad either.

OWSLEY069, Aug 06, 2011
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Helltown Mischievous Brown Ale from Helltown Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.