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Get Up Offa That Brown - Golden Road Brewing

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | 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)
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Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.79/5  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.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.24/5  rDev +14%
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.

Photo of mactrail
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DefenCorps
3.01/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of JasonFromLA
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of charlzm
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on cask at the Pub at Golden Road on March 20th, 2013.

Slightly murky mahogany colored brew with a creamy, three-finger off-white head. Lots of tiny little bubbles moving ever-so-slowly up through the beer. Lots of sticky, clinging sheeting throughout the drink-down. Beautiful.

A slight peppery aroma. Grapefruit and bready malts mingle with subtlety.

Flavor is smooth and mellow, perhaps too much so. Brown malts and lots of melanoidin. Trace bitterness (tastes charred) on finish.

Slightly chewy and thicker than medium-bodied.

The appearance was the best thing about this beer; perhaps being on cask blunted the flavors too much?

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
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-

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Photo of Jayli
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Get Up Offa That Brown from Golden Road Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.