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The Brown Note - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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The Brown NoteThe Brown Note

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BA SCORE
81
good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mrfrancis on 04-23-2012)
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1.75/5  rDev -50.4%

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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -15%

08-25-2014 04:50:19 | More by largadeer
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wisegreensoul

New York

3.56/5  rDev +0.8%

08-22-2014 04:12:06 | More by wisegreensoul
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-16-2014 15:38:28 | More by Hellpop65
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ajzy

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

08-15-2014 23:23:03 | More by ajzy
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rickcrip76

Georgia

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-11-2014 15:30:50 | More by JAHMUR
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Meb3

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15%

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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15%

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dunlap926

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-08-2014 16:56:54 | More by dunlap926
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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Jamison85

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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beefnbarley

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Hopmarc

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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kif

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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DoublEE17

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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FrogOut69

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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mynie

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13.3%

If the bottle art were less gross this beer's score would jump about fifty points. I mean, seriously guys, it's good to take design risks and I'm not saying you need to focus group this or anything, but do you know a single person who finds poop appetizing?

Anyhow, once you get the glass away from the bottle, you get a nicely sessionable brown. A nutty, lightly sweet start gives way to a finish of more sweet malt balanced out by medium-strength hops. Nice.

Brown ales used to be craft brew staples, but they've become rarer and rarer these last few years. I'd love to see a resurgence, especially my go-to brown (Rogue's Hazelnut) costs 12 bucks a sixer. But why the awful marketing? Are brown somehow not considered edgy enough, and so we have to make them appear more Xtreme by making poop or semen references? A good beer is a good beer, guys.

07-15-2014 17:11:53 | More by mynie
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Bhoward0698

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Dope

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +14.4%

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.

07-12-2014 02:42:17 | More by Dope
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vonnegut21

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-11-2014 20:06:51 | More by vonnegut21
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15%

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Tschnab

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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The Brown Note from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
81 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.