1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

The Deuce - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Not Rated.
The DeuceThe Deuce

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 91
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 10-19-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of NonicPanic
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

NonicPanic, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3/5  rDev -22.1%

BubalooBrewMaster, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of jheezee
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

jheezee, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of mikeincharleston
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

mikeincharleston, May 26, 2013
Photo of Beertraveler73
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on Tap at Meddlesome Moth in Dallas, TX

A - Dark Brown with a thick head. I had to confirm with the server that this was the right beer.

S - Hop forward. I expected that by reading the description but was pleasantly suprised

T - surprisingly light on the hop side of things. Roasted malts come through on the palate. Pleasing finish. Not alot lingers.

M - Moderate carbonation. No alcohol bite at all. Relatively Smooth

Overall, not something I would go back for but I said that about black ipas. Maybe time will change that. But for right now, I'll pass on picking this up again.

Beertraveler73, May 05, 2014
Photo of Kirk
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Kirk, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Oxymoron
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Review from notes. Pours a mahogany dark brown color with good clarity. A soft white head with good retention.

The aroma is more hoppy than malty. More citrus forward with tropical fruit notes. The malts have a bready malt with a hint of darker astringent malts. A big estery character that is more of a deterrent than anything.

The taste is on par with the nose. Hops up front with limited malt backing. Would like to see more balance. Citrus, grapefruit and pine. Some minor chocolate notes but hidden by esters. Tropical fruits and coconut.

The body is moderate but somewhat sweet in the finish. Carbonation is a bit much but ok. Overall a nice hoppy brown but would like less yeasty notes.

Oxymoron, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can. Pours dark brown with a smallish creamy off white head that stays at a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is roasted chocolate malts with some rye notes and some piney hops.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts with a lot of bitter roast, a little fruit, and a big piney hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation and a little watery.

Overall, similar to a black IPA, but more brown and sweet.

Beaver13, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

acurtis, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Ralphs66, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of 40ontarget
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

40ontarget, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of hiphopj5
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

hiphopj5, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of gonzo000
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

gonzo000, May 06, 2014
Photo of ShowerBeers
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

ShowerBeers, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of DustinSWB
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

DustinSWB, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

drewone, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

SocalKicks, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

khargro2, May 13, 2014
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

JAHMUR, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

djrn2, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

kylehay2004, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The Deuce, it can refer to a lot of things. Deuces wild, dropping a deuce...or a collaboration brown ale between two canning breweries (Oskar Blues and Sun King). Sold in aluminum, resealable bottles at The Tasty Weasel, on to the beer:

Poured into a shaker, this brown ale is a reddish brown colored beer and a very heady one. The head retention is outstanding, and the entire glass is covered in creamy patches of lace. The nose is hopped up, typical of Oskar Blues, not sure what style Sun King goes for in their beers as I have yet to try one. Piney and "green" aroma; the brown ale seems to be an afterthough so far.

This is an Indian Brown, more than anything. This beer tastes like 75% IPA and 25% brown ale, as this is a very hoppy brown ale. Piney hops all around and a little bitter citrus. A few splashes of brown ale throw themselves into the equation, only to be stamped out by hops. It's medium bodied, fine to drink, and...it's a collaboration.

DoubleJ, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep, dark ruby brown with a wonderful aroma of hops. It actually smells like that bag of Cascades which homebrewers love sticking their noses into. The foam is a perfect cap with lots of lacing-- it's quite a lovely sight in the Affligem chalice.

Hoppy in a fragrant way. Fairly rich with malt and some caramel. Crisp and flowery with a distinct bitter twang. Browned biscuits and dark malt flavors. A light pear nectar fruitiness warms up the bitterness a little. Definitely in the Oskar Blues mold, but it's less sticky and more quaffable, though still with some malty sweetness on the lips. A little on the dank side for my taste, but it's a nice alternative to the IPA field.

Stays nicely carbonated in the glass as you sip. From the Miller Lite Aluminum Pint bought at Bottleworks in San Diego. I also saw this at Best Damn in four packs.

mactrail, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of phishsihq
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Introducing The Deuce, the second CANlaboration project to unite Oskar Blues & Sun King.

The aluminum pint conceals a deep, dark brown colored brew that produces a solid, off-white head and a decent amount of lacing. Hop flavors are strong out of the gate, with floral and citrus notes the most dominate. As the beer warms, sweet chocolate malty flavors begin to mingle with the hopped-up nose. The Deuce starts very hoppy on the palate, but quickly melds into a more familiar nutty, toffee, and chocolate flavors common to a brown ale. A slight bitterness lasts on the finish of this medium-bodied, creamy ale. Hopped Up Brown Ale is right!

Cheers!

phishsihq, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Loveyourbeer, Mar 17, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
The Deuce from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
86 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.