Face Down Brown - Telluride Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +29.2%
Its better than good. Its gooder. Best brown ale I've ever had. Find it. Elegant, hoppy, smooth, delicious, sessionable like no other, pairs amazingly with everything from dessert to steak to cheese to sitting on the porch with a guitar. A clean and magnificent example of the Colorado Craft beer scene and an homage to just how important water is in the brewing process.
06-28-2013 15:07:40 | More by BlackHoleBrew42
3.93/5 rDev +1.6%
Poured from tap into imperial pint at Euclid hall Denver. Nice creamy head over a deep amber brown. Some nice roasted coffee malts and sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor of sweet chocolate but mainly roasted bitter malt. A bit over bitter but it plays nice with the sweetness. Its super dry...but overall a damn good brown. Would love on cask...
06-21-2013 00:19:39 | More by DrinkSlurm
4.06/5 rDev +4.9%
Pours a chocolate brown with a dirty khaki head. Aroma is nutty, caramel, taffy, cocoa, and some roasted barley. Flavor is much the same with a rich caramel, taffy, and nutty foundation but also some nice cocoa and a great roasty finish which teases of offering some coffee. A fuller mouthfeel, not much activity. Overall, this was a pretty good, maybe even great, brown ale. Avery's Elllies Brown Ale might have lost its place atop the podium for being my favorite Colorado brown ale (though still yet to try the hyped Upslope Brown). Will definitely drink this again and now interested in checking out more stuff from Telluride Brewing.
05-19-2013 01:19:20 | More by denver10
4.06/5 rDev +4.9%
one of the best American browns ive had in ages, honestly the best I can remember since cast iron oatmeal brown from 4 hands in st Louis about a year ago. the pour on this is straight milk chocolate, all double boiler melty, just not as thick, and a nice rice colored head with decent retention. the nose is vanilla and medium roast barley, very little bitterness chocolate is the first thing I taste, and immediately notice how much body we have here, this is a thick beer for sure, smooth and velvety, heavy yet delicate, brilliant really. its a lot like chocolate milk, but without too much sweetness. there is also some unidentifiable funky grain in here. its not rye, but its something unconventional, and it works, even though I cannot place it for the life of me. overall a beer worthy of the awards its been handed, and easily the better of the two beers ive had from telluride. they seem to be going in the right direction, and this incarnation of an American brown ale is just splendid. limited distribution at the moment I think, but stay on the lookout.
edit: this is even better on tap. seriously the best brown ale going right now. wow.
03-28-2013 03:43:18 | More by StonedTrippin
3.83/5 rDev -1%
Pours a dark brown color with a dark red hue. Medium, off-white head that goes down quickly. Scent is quite impressive for this sessionable brown ale. Not sure what the ABV is, but I'm pretty sure it isn't very high. Nice nuttiness with some German hop aromas. Hints of cold coffee as well. Nice malt character in the nose. Taste is roasty at first with some coffee and dark malt flavors. Lots of nuttiness and some pretty hefty hops for a brown ale. Slight roasted bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. Drinkability is high. Overall, brown ales are not typically my thing. I recently had Port's Board Meeting and was blown away by it, and pretty much in a different league than this beer. However, I feel that this is a well-crafted, easy-drinking, sessionable brown ale that I am glad I got to try.
03-22-2013 03:56:00 | More by DovaliHops
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
A new(er) one to the metro area of Denver from the Western slope. This won a medal at GABF I think
While this beer isn't a flavor-bomb or contain some interesting combinations of hops, it is a solid brown. Simple yet robust enough to give it meaning.
An average pour, nice head, good lacing.
Aroma is nutty up front, a little tinge of pine. Baked caramel and toasted bread underneath.
Flavor is nut-forward, but it is not an overpowering taste. Some hints of leather and pine. Solid malt, but not overly sweet. A really great drinking brown. Would be nice to have on the slope.
03-18-2013 08:22:15 | More by Mebuzzard
Face Down Brown from Telluride Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.