The Brown Note - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.58/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours a clear honey brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, nut, and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting nutty qualities all around.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 04:05:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.39/5 rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
The color is less brown and more a dark or brassy copper, thin in the pour, with a relatively thick foam.
Nice strong scent of chocolate malt, barley, grain, some nuttiness, a little smoke, dry cocoa powder and even some light coffee.
The flavor is far more weak than the nose and not nearly as complex. Dry chocolate maltiness, light roasted nut, touch of barley and some mint, anise or carraway.
The feel is overly thin and watery, dry and even a bit flat; despite its freshness and obvious carbonation.
Better than average but not better than so many that ATG have done.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 21:20:48 | More by KYGunner
3.96/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into sample glass a deep, dark, murky brown, with very little hint of ruby highlights around the edges. Pleasant lace.
Nose says malts and roasted nuts. Typical and representative for a brown ale, and hits the nail squarely on the head with me.
Tastes nicely nutty, with a near-perfect balance of earthiness and hazelnut maltiness. Roasty, sessionable, and very enjoyable.
Serving type: on-tap
04-15-2014 16:02:38 | More by secondtooth
The Brown Note from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
81 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.