Get Up Offa That Brown - Golden Road Brewing
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4.3/5 rDev +15.9%
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.
03-12-2012 03:49:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.33/5 rDev -10.2%
The pour is brown in color with an off-white head. Nose features roasted malt, toast, light smoke, and a hint of brown sugar. A light caramel sweetness along with a very mild banana note. The flavor has caramel malt sweetness, very sweet, in fact. Light grass and brown sugar. A bit toasty with mild roasty, mild bitterness. Really just found this to be okay.
08-07-2012 16:37:55 | More by womencantsail
3.86/5 rDev +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!
06-30-2014 21:44:12 | More by WVbeergeek
3.55/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
04-27-2013 05:49:36 | More by mactrail
3.3/5 rDev -11.1%
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.
02-15-2013 06:11:39 | More by kojevergas
3.6/5 rDev -3%
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.
10-13-2013 22:38:57 | More by Zorro
3.98/5 rDev +7.3%
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...
08-24-2012 01:56:35 | More by DoubleJ
3.6/5 rDev -3%
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.
05-22-2013 01:35:09 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.01/5 rDev -18.9%
From the first canning ever on the 16th of Jan 2013.
A reddish brown with a dense, light brown head that falls off to a disk leaving little lacing, this looks decent. The nose has an initial whiff that is strongly reminiscent of cheerios, but once it's had time to breathe, aromas of cocoa puffs, toast, caramel and earthy hops appear.
The palate opens with a blend of sweet caramel, cocoa, toast and a grainy astringency. Honeyed whole wheat toast, a little bit of sugar, both of which are pleasant, are offset by the grainy bitterness that isn't. The mid-palate is sugary and watery, and the finish is mildly sweet, moderately bitter and a little astringent. Light in body and arguably over-carbonated, this feels decent on the palate. A decent effort.
04-07-2013 05:37:46 | More by DefenCorps
Get Up Offa That Brown from Golden Road Brewing
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