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The Brown Note - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mrfrancis on 04-23-2012

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of swalsh666
4.6/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This brown has perfect balance. Rich yet still soft and goes down easy

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.46/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic Brown Ale. Really drinkable all around.

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.31/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great English brown. Really imaginative, adventurous, and well thought out.

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/toasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent brown ale style. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of a0lbudman
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-Clear brown color with a large off white head that leaves a great lace
S- roast,sweet chocolate, nutty, with a citrus back note
T-roast with a blend of the nose in all the other flavors that had a great finish
M- light body and medium carbonation
O-this was a great beer in many ways. the smell had many powerful aromas, yet the taste was a smooth mixture of all the flavors and none where overpowering

Photo of Dope
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No bottling date.

A: A medium brown, can just see through it a little. Good-sized and fizzy, frothy light light brown head. Minimal lacing but decent retention at least.

S: Very nutty. Very bready too. Gives it a pretzels and peanut butter aroma. A little caramel sweetness. Lightest hint of cocoa. I really like this aroma.

T: Flavor is surprisingly bold too. Lots of cocoa mixed with lots of nuts. Bread crusts for malt. Just a hint of caramel sweetness sometimes but not much. Finish is dry with light earthiness and more bread crusts.

M: Light bodied, a touch watery and a touch dry.

O: A nice brown ale. Lots of nice nutty and bready malt notes. It's quite light and dry with higher carbonation. Nice drinkability but surprisingly bold flavors for the ABV. I enjoyed this one a lot.

Photo of beefnbarley
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of JustinSparks
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of madtrixter787
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Ale_Dog
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, ruby-tinted mahogany with a tight, clinging beige head.

S: Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa powder, roasted nuts, leather, and earthy English hops fill the nose.

T: Notes of roasted almonds, chestnuts, and hazelnuts are apparent upon entry. Notes of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, cocoa powder, minerals, heather, leather, and earthy English ale hops follow. Hints of lemon, dried black cherry, and orange zest emerge just before the finish. This ale finishes on a decidedly roasty, toasty note, with flavors of coffee, chocolate, leather, and roasted nuts dominating.

M: Medium in body, smooth, firm, and dry. Carbonation is generous, imparting a mineral mouthfeel that I typically associate with English ales. Very drinkable, but slightly too strong to be a true session ale.

O: This is a very nice English-style brown ale that should delight fans of malty ales. While it's a bit pricklier than some of the more established English takes on the style, The Brown Note manages to display a depth of flavor that is admirable. Highly recommended for fans of English ales.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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The Brown Note from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
81 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.