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Get Up Offa That Brown - Golden Road Brewing

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Reviews: 30
Hads: 175
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 4.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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Golden Road Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: billshmeinke on 01-28-2012

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Photo of bfellows
4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good brown for those that really love browns.

a- medium transparent brown, with an offwhite thin head

s- a little nutty, a little sweet, a little grainy

t- light roasted sweetness

m- light to medium body and quaffable

o- very nice example of the style (258 characters)

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown, can just barely see light through it. Creamy looking tan head that lasts a very long time.

Smell: Chocolate, caramel, roasted malts.

Taste: Follows the nose. Sweet malt backbone goes well with the caramel taste. Some bitterness and roasted flavor at the end.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick with lots of fine carbonation. Feels creamy.

Overall: Does not seem like a brown ale - more like a porter, stout, or scotch ale. Whatever it is classified as, it’s delicious. The abundant flavor and substantial feel is great for a 5.5% ABV beer. (558 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear copper-brown with a light beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasty malt, roasted nuts, and some slight cocoa aromas. Taste is of roasty malt, nutty flavors, and some cocoa powder. There is a very nice roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation and a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good brown ale with some great roasty and nutty flavors. (571 characters)

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
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. (906 characters)

Photo of lespaulrocka
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Has a nice brown and copper hue. Leaves a bit of lacing .. a one finger tan head that dissipates.

Smell: It has a very roasted/smokey, caramel, nutty and chocolatey aroma.

Taste: Has an upfront dark toasty flavor to it with a taste of hazelnut, caramel and finishing up with the chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Quite thick actually but very smooth when it goes down. It's a bit like a molasses texture to it.

Overall: Probably one of the best I've had so far apart from the only ones I've tried which were Nutty Brewnette and Newcastle's Brown Ale. This one is really great I'm usually accustomed to the taste of stouts. The texture is almost stout like .. this beer is not watery at all. Its leaves a nice coating in the mouth. Very sweet and full of flavor. I recommend others to try this out but I reiterate I haven't had that many brown ales but this is a good one. (876 characters)

Photo of loubar
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can from Whole Foods. Nose is inviting with faint coffee caramel and yeast. Taste opens with earthy tones, a hint of chocolate and toasted brown bread. Somewhat malty, good carbonation and semi drying close. All in all, not earth shattering but a tasty, very drinkable and exemplary brown ale. (300 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Pours two fingers of light tan head on a brown-red body.
The aroma has lots of roasted and toasted malt.
The taste is milky, roasted malt, nutty, mild lemon bitter. Great balance.
Smooth texture with low carbonation.
An excellent brown. (236 characters)

Photo of dannydetox
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (501 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Breakaway. I was surprised to see a Golden Road beer on-tap in Orange County.

This is the best of Golden Road that I've tasted so far. A hearty brown ale despite its "low" alcohol, its leather brown color with decent head and retention prelude the goodness that comes. Lots of sweet fudge, cappuchino, and caramel notes, mixied with a big kiss of bittering hops. It drinks easy too, which is a bonus for such a tasty ale. Let's see this in cans... (463 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.88/5  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! (665 characters)

Photo of Jayli
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap 11/30 at the brewery
Served in a pint glass

A: This beer pours a copperish brown color with a two finger of khaki color head. Head recedes at a moderate pace lacing wispy lacing along the glass.

S: Nose is nutty, caramel, and toffee.

T: Taste starts with a nice caramel malt flavoring. Middle gets a touch bread, with a nutty flavoring to it as well. Finish is a light toffee flavoring, mingled with hints of chocolate notes.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, clean feel to it.

O: Goes down easy, tasty, not filling, mild kick, decent representation of style. I would definitely hit this up for several pints if I were in the area. (651 characters)

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint. Pours out a medium red brown with a nice inch of off-white head. Great lacing.

Nice nutty start to the smell, toffee and a bit of mint follow. Bit of cocoa at the end.

Smooth nut bread start to the taste. A bit of toffee and a slight hint of minty and citric hops, very slight. Goes down pretty smooth, little too heavy on the carbonation.

Very nice brown ale. Good for summer evening drinking. (417 characters)

Photo of Furlinator
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours translucent dark brown with cola edges. The 1/2 inch tan head fades to a cap and thick ring on top and leaves thick strands of lace.

The smell is somewhat muted and consists of faint chocolate and coffee.

The taste is of roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee, molasses and a hint of hazelnut.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a very good brown ale with rich chocolate and coffee accents. (429 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin, light brown head that dissipates to thin patches. Aroma of bready and mildly toasted malt, nuts, hints of chocolate and oddly, alcohol. Flavor of brown bready malt, nuts, mild milk chocolate; finishing with malt, light chocolate and a hint of hops. Medium bodied. A pleasant, light brown ale with a good tasting malt body and light elements of nuts, and mild chocolate. Flavor is a bit on the light side, but has a good variety of flavors. An easy drinking light brown ale. (539 characters)

Photo of RyanK252
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep mahogany brown with a frothy light brown head that settles.

S: Bready, roasted malt, a little coffee, a bit earthy with a hint of smoke.

T: Roasted malt, earthy and bready, mild coffee notes, faint chocolate, maybe a touch of dark fruit burried in there, and little smoke on the back end.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Solid roasty brown with a healthy amount of coffee. Not bad. (465 characters)

Photo of BigBry
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Rock N' Fish at LA Live, another good looking local pint.
Pours clear dark brown with a light beige head. Foam settles to a thick film, streaky lace, good retention.
Smell of roast malt, a bit nutty, some cocoa and chocolate aromas.
Taste has all the same elements, roasted malt, toasted nuts, and some more dark chocolate. Finishes slightly bitter like a strong coffee.
Good level of carbonation, medium body.
Overall, this is a very good brown ale with some great flavors.

Now, just to find this one in a can (525 characters)

Photo of billshmeinke
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale clear golden brown ale.

Smokey With loads of dark bread and cereal. Hoppiness is low.

Taste follow smell. Complex malt notes with a spicy hop finish. Pretty straight forward, but quite tasty.

Medium bodied, well carbonated.

Nice brown ale. Reminds me of Avery's Eli's brown. (291 characters)

Photo of kevanb
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a Golden Road Grand Opening tumbler glass.

The beer pours a medium burgundy color, hues of garnet, ruby and dark amber, fairly opaque but with a touch of clarity, plenty of bubbles dancing in the glass with a fizzy, but taut khaki head that has low retention but yields a fair amount of lace. The aroma is of lightly roasted malts, faint bitter coffee, light bittersweet chocolate, hearty bread and a bit of caramel, nice balance between the bitter and sweet aromas. The flavors mirror well, plenty of roasted malt, burnt chocolate, thick, rich dark grains, caramel, brown sugar and a nice flavor of roasted coffee bean, though I don't believe coffee to be an adjunct. Roasty, bitter, sweet, there is a nice balance and nice complexity as well. The mouthfeel is okay, it's a bit thinner than I'd like, carbonation is moderate but higher than expected, it feels a bit prickly, but it does coat the tongue well and the finish is very easy, a touch of dryness.

Verdict: A nice brown ale from Golden Road, definitely a worthy showcase of the style. It's quite sessionable at just 5.5% but brings forth all the requisite qualities of a nice, dark, sipping beer. I definitely enjoyed this one and would love to have this again in a cooler fall month. (1,268 characters)

Photo of Philousa
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Imbibed at Golden Road Brewery on 11/4/12.

Looks like a stained mahogany color, very dark ruby against the light. White creamy head doesn't stick around long (head retention could have been better). Aroma is packed with chalky chocolate, dark chestnut, very slight oak and  brushed metal. Flavor fades in slowly. Starts somewhat tart, like raspberry lemonade, fades quickly to a chestnut like flavor, then to a dark chocolate, somewhat bitter flavor. The hops come out delicately, very gradually. Probably Noble hops, since they aren't abrasive. Feel is slightly watery, finish a but sweet. Very solid brown. 3.5 is probably the most I give to most browns, so take that into consideration when looking at the rating. (720 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear brown colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smells strongly of coffee. Patent malt and coffee and toasted grain. Perfume of hop scent that is quite floral.

Starts out mildly sweet with a big coffee taste. Flavor is more like a milk stout and is quite mild. Taste isn't as complex as the smell

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is pretty tasty, what it lacks in complexity it makes up for in just plain user friendliness. (435 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

LAX. On 5.21.13

A - Served a medium brown with a smaller light tan head.

S - weak smoked malt with some Carmel tones.

T - Carmel, subtle vanilla, roasted, smoked malt.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Muted and weak. Some vanilla and roasted malts. (269 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a ruby brown in the St. Bernardus globe with a nice swirl of low-altitude foam. Creamy carbonation is a nice feature. The smell is a double take-- sweaty horse blankets.

Dark malt flavors enlivened with some bitterish hops is the short version. This is more charred around the edges than the usual sweet caramel sorts of Brown Ales. The smell keeps intruding, but there seems to be some peculiar nutty flavor in this. Pear skins and raisin bread toast with a bitter twang in the aftertaste. This is actually much more interesting than the run of the mill brown, especially with the moderate alcohol content.From the 16 oz can purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego. (671 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
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 (553 characters)

Photo of mjmadden
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours out of a 16oz can into a pint glass, the beer pours a nice brown/nutmeg color with a some extremely fluffy off white foam that quickly dissipates. The smell is a nutty and malty but the aroma end there and the taste is a bit more flavorful with flavors of nuts, toffee, dark bread, thick malts, and a slight coffee/toffee finish. Overall this is a good brown ale and I am glad it is something I got to try on my LA adventure. (431 characters)

Photo of BucBasil
3.37/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the LAX airport.

The beer is true to the style - pure brown with just a bit of light coming through at the bottom. Murky/hazy. Head is light tan and dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell is OK yet a bit faint. Some roasted notes and some bread come through.

Taste is somewhat watery but has some good bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt notes in there. Some bread as well, but rich roast character. Unfortunately, follows up with a somewhat astringent aftertaste, so not as smooth as I was hoping.

Somewhat interesting offering in an otherwise dull terminal beer-wise. Not complaining. Hit the spot on my layover. (660 characters)

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Get Up Offa That Brown from Golden Road Brewing
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