Watership Brown - Red Hare Brewing Company

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 11-25-2011)
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Photo of joe123
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of AmandaRae
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of SingularWalker
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this beer pours a nice medium brown color with a good inch and a half head. good lacing and nice retention.
a good balance of sweet maltiness and some hop flavor come through when sipped. definate chocolate taste also. this is an easy drinking suprisingly tasty example of brown ale. sessionable and well worth checking out if you can find it. bonus points for being canned and therefore able to be taken to a beach, river, or park.

Photo of dhd1491
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew has really nice balance and complexity. Sweet and malty without being cloying, with a nice firm sour hoppiness. I love a good IPA and don't favor beers that lack a hops backbone. This brew definitely stands up. Great flavors of cocoa and butter in addition to the sour citrus of the hops. A really nice complex brew that packs a punch without too much of an alcohol overtaste.

Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can stamped on bottom with "canned on 06/22/13" served in a pint,

Pours clear, dark brown with a full dark tan head. Good retention and nice creamy feel.

Enough spicy hops to add complexity and balance the sweetness from the malts. Light nutty too.
Easy drinking and in a can but plenty of flavor. Indeed, bold for style.
Recommended.

Photo of sneth019
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of mlhyatt
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Rifugium
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Medium brown pour with a small cap of bubbly head. Simple aroma of sweet malts, a little oxidation. Malty taste, roasty and sweet, caramel, toasted bread, little apple-y in the finish, mild earthy hops; pretty basic, pretty typical brown ale. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, drinkable, decent overall.

Photo of Mojo
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can -> Highlands Brewing Company snifter

Brown ales are sort of like free throws in basketball. They count for a point but they never make the highlight reel. This one is pretty good even though compared to other styles it is just an also ran.

A - Pours up the color of bourbon whiskey with a nice foamy one finger head which recedes to nothing, but leaves behind lots of lacing.

S - a faint fresh smell, very faint, sort of indistinguishable.

T - malt forward with roasted flavors, caramel and brown sugar. Finishes with a mild smoky bitterness,

M - very nice with decent carbonation and a clean aftertaste.

O - a winner for this style.

Photo of DrewLikesBeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kushlash23
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JReites
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of icehawk
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dbrelsfo
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of thirsty_artist
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jimdog08
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of BeerDocT
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My 150th review! I'll always remember you, watership brown... .

Appearance 3.5: Pours out a deep, golden amber with a fine 1/4" creamy head. Very attractive.

Smell 3.0: Nice bouquet. Malt, brown sugar...but I also detect a hop I do not care for. Slight bleu cheese bouquet mixed with a rotten lemoniness. Yeah. I do not like that hop.

Taste 3.75: Front is where some very pleasant maltiness seeps in. Middle is smooth, creamy and neutral. Finish is where some amazing malt and brown sugar and caramel creeps up on you along with a very slight hoppiness. Finish is long and this is where some previously unnoticed toasted grains appear in the flavor palate.

Mouthfeel: 4.0: Carbonation level is perfect for this type of beer and really enhances the tasting experience.

Overall 3.50: Very nice taste and drinking experience with this beer. However, the experience was tempered somewhat with the hop I do not like (wish I could find out what it is!). Regardless, this beer is entirely sessionable and thoroughly enjoyable. It may be a bit sweet for some, but I would recommend you try this brew if you can find it.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Watership Brown from Red Hare Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.