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Leaf Raker - Mankato Brewery

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86
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mankato Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: garymuchow on 11-03-2013)
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Reviews by CraftyHusker:
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CraftyHusker

Nebraska

4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Purchased in a 4 pack at the Municipal Liquor Store in Worthington, MN. Poured into a plastic Holiday Inn Express glass (gotta take what you can get). Pours a nice brown color with some amber/deep red tones. Very little head most likely due to my inadequate glassware. Nice brown ale smell, very malty & nutty. Taste was exceptional, very malty upfront with a warm coffee, nut finish & aftertaste. Very creamy & goes down smooth, everything in this beer balanced out well. I picked up a few local beers while in town for a family Christmas party, and this one stood out from the others. One of the better brown ales I have had. Just wish I would have bought more to bring home with me, but I now look forward to trying more from this brewer in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 12:30:52 | More by CraftyHusker
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Minnesota

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morimech

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium brown with a reddish tint color. Just one finger forms but is slow to settle. The eventually forms a thick cap. Massive amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Wonderful aroma of toasted malt, nuts, earth, with a slight grainery , musty quality.

One of the better brown ales I ever tasted. Toasted malt leads the way with hints of nuts and earth with a profound creaminess. It finishes with an ever so slight tartness. On the drier side. Quite a bit of complexity in a brown ale.

Feels a tad thin and over carbonated. But it does a suitable job of delivering the flavors. Nice smooth finish.

I thought Mankato Original was an outstanding beer, and now this is another great beer from them. People need to be paying more attention to this Minnesota brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 01:11:55 | More by morimech
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I like the color of the label and the artwork in general.
This is a nice brown ale and well done. Nice lighter softer roast in both the aroma and taste without harshness- apparent, but not too much. Hints of sweetness in the aroma take on more caramel flavor in the drink.
Good brown head with decent lacing caps a clear red/brown liquid. Attractive and appealing. Complex flavors and ample drying on the finish. Hints of tartness and sourness just add nicely. Fullness from a soft carbonation. May be a tad thin. But I don't want to forget the nuttiness, which is there, it's just more background than foreground. As I stated this is pretty darn complex.
This is a very solid English brown ale. Robust enough, but not to a porter. A good seasonal beer.
I'd prefer a 6 pack a buck or two more expensive than their typical products, instead of the 4-pack a buck or two less, but I quibble. They will do fine if they continue with this quality of products.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 19:09:58 | More by garymuchow
Leaf Raker from Mankato Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.