1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Get Up Offa That Brown - Golden Road Brewing

Not Rated.
Get Up Offa That BrownGet Up Offa That Brown

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

121 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 121
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: billshmeinke on 01-28-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kojevergas:
Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16 fl oz aluminum can acquired at Whole Foods for $2.99 and served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; Golden Road has yet to impress me. 5.5% ABV according to my can.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a healthy three finger light khaki colour head of nice cream and lightly frothy thickness, and good (~3 minute) retention - though the ABV is merely average. Body colour is a dark amber, not a brown. Translucent. Semitransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Strangely coloured for the style, but generally appealing. There's nothing unique or special here, but there are no overt flaws. Thin light lacing as the head recedes.

Sm: Cream, floral hopping, amber and biscuit malts, and toffee-esque English ale grains. Caramel. Nutty notes, but they're not particularly distinct or evocative; I certainly couldn't pick out individual nuts. Bready. It's a bit maltier than it ought to be. Aroma is pleasant and moderate in strength. I detect neither yeast nor alcohol.

T: Floral hops join nicely with biscuit, caramel, and toffee-redolent English brown ale grains. It's got a grainy breadiness to it that's nicely subdued by a dash of cream. It does feel rather malty for a brown ale, and little nutty character comes through. Some chocolate malt/cocoa powder notes emerge on the climax. It's nicely balanced, but nuts should be the focus of a good brown ale, not malts. I do like it, though it's not particularly subtle in its execution. Still, it's more complex than many beers in the style. And more approachable.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with good suitable thickness. Carbonation is just slightly overdone. Complements its flavours well, though it's not particularly to style. I'd like to see a more refined dryness and coarseness. It's also a bit chewy, which clashes with the nutty notes.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. One of the better Golden Road offerings I've had, and even one of the best browns in recent memory. After the abomination that was Burning Bush, this is starting to restore my faith in Golden Road. I'll have to poke up for a visit one of these days.

Low B-

kojevergas, Feb 15, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(another one on tap from City Beer Store, SF - saw it a bunch of other spots in town)

This is a solid American Brown.... nice, dark chestnut color, clean, bit of spongy head w/o endurance.... the aromas suggest day-old brown bread, perhaps a touch of esters to brighten it up, but little-to-no hops (that's what I like in this style!).... A roasty, tough-crusted brown bread does come across on the palate with a slight dark, hardwood flavor as well - all malt here, enough caramel to add some complexity and, again, no hoppiness of note, perhaps a touch of its bittering.... wonderfully clean-drinking with more than a little gummy, crystal-malt roundness in the body....

Not a bad brown ale at all! Malt-dominant, as I prefer.... I still feel it needs a little more malt complexity (they took it this far...) and more of a lasting, dirty finish....I may have to sample this again when I'm out that way.

Bouleboubier, May 09, 2013
Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

warnerry, May 14, 2013
Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +7.8%

aquazr1, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of sourdog
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

sourdog, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby brown hue with a thicket of tan head, forms fine even lacing speckled around the sides of my glass. Aroma has a great malt presence, rolling cereal grains going on nutty character with some notes of dark fruits vinous or raisin qualities and herbal hops in the backend. Flavor has a smooth malt profile, herbal nutty upfront perfect cohesive light end of the complexity spectrum especially for a brown ale. Mouthfeel was medium bodied even smooth carbonation very nice drinking beer, overall something I'm glad that I got to try. Thanks again to my pal deford out in Cali he has some access to great beers especially in 16 ounce pounders like this one!

WVbeergeek, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of JasonFromLA
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

JasonFromLA, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +7.8%

ste5venla, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

fthegiants, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of dannydetox
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

great local brown ale from the folks at golden road. pours a typically opaque brown with notes of red, and a thin white head that dissipates quickly. aromas are what i would want off an american brown ale: brown sugar, caramel malts, but with something slightly floral hanging around in the back. brown ale sweetness up front transitions to a refreshingly drier finish than most in this category. not too heavy or thick, the get up offa that has an easy drinking texture that encourages another round.

dannydetox, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

PretzelCity, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

mc4z, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

GRG1313, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Berls_McSquirrels
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Berls_McSquirrels, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a clear born with some ruby hue, two-finger off ww
Bite foamy head that retains decently, eventually reducing to a small layer on top

S- slightly nutty with some caramel malt aroma, fruity esters, a hint of chocolate, subdued for the most part

T- roasted smoky malt brings out some caramel and chocolate flavors, slightly smoky and woodsy, finishes dry with a char-like bitterness

M- medium body with prickly medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- nice nutty notes mixed with some caramel and chocolaty malt flavors

Treyliff, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Gillti
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Gillti, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of kmoen
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

kmoen, May 13, 2014
Photo of CaseyFischer
4/5  rDev +7.8%

CaseyFischer, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of g_jenkins
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

g_jenkins, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of LakerLeith
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

LakerLeith, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Booner818
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Booner818, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of CEDAMA
4.75/5  rDev +28%

CEDAMA, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Sergeh
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Sergeh, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

largadeer, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of kylefurlong
4/5  rDev +7.8%

kylefurlong, Jul 02, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Get Up Offa That Brown from Golden Road Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.