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Watership Brown - Red Hare Brewing Company

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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Hare Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 11-25-2011)
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Reviews by weeheavybutdieting:
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weeheavybutdieting

Georgia

2.65/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from a growler into a tulip pint glass.

A: Slightly translucent brown with a slight hint of copper. It has a tight carbonation with a 1.5 finger head when poured that reduces very quickly to a light lacing.

S: There are slight roasted over-tones, slight with a little bit of hops though overall no strong characteristic comes through.

T: I will say upfront that when I see a brown and smell roasted malts I expect a little bit of a caramel like taste with a hint of chocolate roasted goodness. Not so much here. The front of the palate picks up the hops and they are very fresh, almost as piney as a dry hopped beer with some alcohol over tones. You have to fight this beer to get to the sweetness you expect. I will say that if you can let it warm a little the "brown ale" attributes begin to emerge.

M: Here again it doesn't have the feel you would fully expect form the style. There is a bright carbonation that lends to the bright taste.

O: I have to say I like Red Hare beers. I have been to the brewery and know they know their beers. Whether it was just this batch or the stuffy nose and allergy season I am suffering through, this beer did not live up to the style for me. I find myself taking one more swig hoping for the taste to change.

Serving type: growler

11-11-2012 01:02:34 | More by weeheavybutdieting
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argock

Virginia

3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a clear glass mug. Canned on 04/25/14 on bottom of can. Received from good friend Erinn on a recent trip through Charlottesville -- thanks bud.

A: Oddly not really brown but more os a darker amber with nice 1-finger off-white head with average retention and an abbreviated collar of lacing around the top of the pour.

S: Despite its amber appearance, the roastiness and chocolate notes of a brown ale are in there coupled with a pretty stout hops presence, mainly earthy, herbal, and light orange citrus notes. The malt backbone is bready with a chocolate rye toast crust aroma. No real yeast aromas.

T: I like the flavor of this beer although the alcohol is a bit too obvious. The malt is the main performer, bringing more of that dark toast/bread crust flavor which is moved by the chocolate and light roasted notes. THe hops then create an interesting herbal and orange/grapefruit citrus counterbalance in the finish. Mild-to-moderate bitterness and a hint of alcohol burn on the way down.

M: I like the mouthfeel of this beer -- it is creamy and layering without seeming heavy or cloying and it finishes pretty dry for the heft. The body is medium as is the carbonation.

O: Red Hare Watership Brown is a pretty good American brown ale but I think it would be even better if the alcohol were ramped down about 1.5-2% with a nice high mash temp to keep the same dextrinous feel.

Serving type: can

07-25-2014 02:15:56 | More by argock
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jadpsu

Georgia

3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Visited the brewery for a Penn State-Atlanta membership event. All beers were available on tap.

Favorite style, and had this one first. Poured a brownish amber with a tan head of average retention.
Aroma: Had some bready scents and a little caramel and chocolate..
Taste: Had some roasted malts that start mildly sweet but finishes dry.
I liked this beer, crisp, creamy, sweet up front but a dry and bitter ending..

Serving type: on-tap

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2014 00:42:02 | More by jadpsu
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-19-2014 05:10:01 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

07-16-2014 01:21:27 | More by TheBigBoy
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randomjazzr

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-11-2014 22:45:17 | More by randomjazzr
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-25-2014 01:17:39 | More by thatoneguymike
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MatthewD4

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-17-2014 00:04:39 | More by MatthewD4
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-10-2014 04:02:28 | More by Azeotrope
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

And the "Red Hare" attitude is alive and well in their Watership Brown ale that carries a dedicated amber-red hue rather than the typical brown that's expected from the style. So, what else does this dark ale have in store....?

Bright bread crust, light chocolate and toffee greet the olfactories and early palate as its casual sweetness grips the taste buds as well as the nose. With a faint character of tree bark, nutty notes and caramel, the beer's first impressions are both soothing and robust.

As the flavors settle in, the middle saturates with seared molasses, medium toast, pecan, chocolate, kilned barley and a subtle rise of hops. With no real fruit character, the taste becomes decidedly "American" as the ale delves into finish.

Robust in texture, the toasted creaminess of the dark ale casually casts away its sweetness and carbonated creaminess; in favor of drier, toastier and a sharply bitter finish that's partly broad and spicy but is also acute and grapefruity. its dryness seems to elevate its apparent alcohols and facilitates its dryish tone.

Its surprising crimson hue is a shade shy of brown as the beer may become more famely known as a savory red ale as much as any brown. Simmering with a swirling sheet the beer continues to captivate the eye as much as the spirit.

Serving type: can

05-08-2014 05:59:59 | More by BEERchitect
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-07-2014 23:04:22 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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ObiBeerCanobi

Georgia

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-25-2014 19:57:26 | More by ObiBeerCanobi
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Mlawrence

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-05-2014 01:11:53 | More by Mlawrence
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Deuce13coop


4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-05-2014 00:58:37 | More by Deuce13coop
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-15-2014 19:06:12 | More by bpfrush
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justinthegypo

Georgia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-09-2014 20:23:14 | More by justinthegypo
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jayfarley3

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-01-2014 01:03:39 | More by jayfarley3
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aProtagonist

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-15-2014 19:16:07 | More by aProtagonist
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psmith161

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

02-08-2014 16:37:49 | More by psmith161
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jmalnati

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-19-2014 21:43:39 | More by jmalnati
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-09-2014 04:24:17 | More by outoffocus
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-03-2014 01:28:57 | More by MacQ32
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tard24

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

01-02-2014 09:13:59 | More by tard24
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-31-2013 16:12:18 | More by rudabegga9
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rrski198

Georgia

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-27-2013 02:54:02 | More by rrski198
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Watership Brown from Red Hare Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.