Wasatch Bobsled Brown Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative
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2.76/5 rDev -13.2%
Clear brown colored beer with a small tan colored head.
Smells of molasses, patent malt and coffee. Curious strong tea scent to this one.
Starts out neutral flavored with a long coffee after taste. Fair chocolate and caramel flavors.
Mouthfeel is light.
Overall it is just OK.
04-03-2014 01:50:06 | More by Zorro
2.85/5 rDev -10.4%
I am giving this an average rating because of the few things going for it, but I unfortunately am not please with the most important thing, the taste.
Smuggled in a suitcase out of Utah by a friend I was immediately attracted to the bottle art, which is even better than the one on this review, plus the fact that a cooperative has managed to operate and hopefully modify the existing archaic laws in Utah, which are both plusses.
I like the color, a good brown ale color, and the smell is nice too, but that is about where it ends for me. The taste, on the other hand, had a scrapy and industrial texture, but it left the good flavor hiding in the background. I kept waiting for the alcohol to punch it out. Unfortunately since it is a 3.2 it can't do that.
I think maybe some beer styles are better left in their original form, and maybe that is why this brown ale doesn't work well enough. Maybe they should stick to Lagers and Ambers and stouts if they are going to be unable to push out the strength needed for a good brew.
04-26-2012 23:30:54 | More by chetripley
3.65/5 rDev +14.8%
12oz brown with a freshness date.
LOOK: Clear reddish brown, good lacing
SMELL: Caramel, dried grass, nutty, yeast, faint fruitiness, herbal, toasty
TASTE: Smooth, crisp, toasted husk, biscuity, mild caramel, wet, brown bread, dry finish
A solid brown, not a problem knocking a few of these back. Could be an "American Mild Ale" as well but few would get that. Worth a try for sure.
04-16-2012 02:52:08 | More by Jason
2.45/5 rDev -23%
Appearance: Clear medium dark amber body, head dissipated quickly
Smell: some roasted Malt, slight earthy notes, foul yeasty bread
Taste: roasted malts, foul yeasty bread, slight bittering hops, watery finish
Mouthfeel: Light and carbonated
Drinkability: Drinkable, but a pass for me. This one had some extra time to let the foul tasting/smelling yeast to settle out.
Used burgundy style glass beer at 55F
Born on: 1/18/11
02-23-2011 18:59:45 | More by IMPERALEVERYTHIN
3/5 rDev -5.7%
Pours a medium brown color with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is oversweet with cheap chocolate and a peanut butter note. Lightly roasty. Flavor is sweet too with chocolate and bready malts and a very nutty character. Finishes sticky with a roasted tinge and not much hoppiness. Thinnish, high carbonation, very average.
01-28-2011 08:45:47 | More by illidurit
2.75/5 rDev -13.5%
Picked this up as part of a mixed six pack at Total Wines. What struck me the most is this seems to meet the "official" "session" beer bench mark 4.00%...interesting, oh yeah the beer.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle.
Pours a light brown, medium head that rises then fades. No lacing.
The Aroma, I honestly get a slight twinge of cinnamon, some roasted malt, toffee, barely registering hops, but that's about it.
The taste had much the same, though no cinnamon flavor that I got off the smell. Light toffee, caramel, toast. Reminds me of Newcastle to be honest.
Light body, good carbonation.
My overall impression is a good Malt to Hops Balance, but so balanced perhaps that it was a wash. (or this bottle is just old)
With such a low abv, probably better fresh, and on draft I suspect. Nothing was offensive about the beer, but nothing left an impression either.
12-29-2010 00:39:12 | More by Retsinis
3.03/5 rDev -4.7%
Pours a clear ruby with a half inch of bubbly off white foam. No visible carbonation in the glass and it took a bit of work to get much of a head on the pour. Retention is somewhat short but the beer does keep a light surface ring of foam and throw off light lacing.
Light roasted malts on the nose and a hint of hops. Bit of lightly sweet caramel is more evident after the head settles. Hop notes take some effort to unearth and dissipate quickly after a spin. Somewhat smoky after some exposure.
Roasted malts arrive on the tongue as well but don't offer much complexity. Wasn't really expecting much in that department given the light ABV yet there is little unfermented body either. Finishes with rather dry and has a lingering smoky aspect that I didn't find too endearing. The drying nature of this beer keeps me from seeking another.
11-16-2009 04:09:58 | More by HalfFull
3.5/5 rDev +10.1%
05/12/09- On tap at the Wasatch Brew Pub in Park City, UT.
Presentation- 7oz sampler via the tap.
Appearance- Lightly watery brown colored pour with a 1/4 inch dirty white head and light lace remnents.
Smell- Good brown ale scent of lightly nutty and light roasted malt notes. Even a few hops in there as well.
Taste- Tastes like a traditional american brown as well. Nicely roasted with a very light chocolate dusting. Minor hops with a light smokey taste.
Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation level with a nice malt-hop bitter aftertaste.
Drinkability- Overall a perfectly fine brown ale. Nice job for a lower abv brew.
05-13-2009 00:14:15 | More by GClarkage
3.38/5 rDev +6.3%
Brilliantly clear beer, nice brown color, and head non-existent. Adequately carbonated and very light in body 4% abv. Almost watery.
Slight bready taste, with a biscuity aroma.
Easy drinking brown ale. I have yet to be impressed by any of their products. They seem to be on with style, but lack the depth that most beers need. The lack of alcohol content really kills these otherwise potentially tasty beers.
03-18-2009 17:32:54 | More by deanhead
2.58/5 rDev -18.9%
Poured into an English pint glass at 45 degrees.
Appearance: A dark brown color like mahogany with a thin white head that is bubbly. There is carbonation in the beer. The Clarity of the beer is clear.
Nose: Okay that this is going to sound weird. There is a funky aroma coming off this beer. The best way I can describe it is burnt corn with caramel and mix some charcoal in. There is some floral and a hint of chocolate.
Taste: The taste is a dark caramel, burnt sugar, corn, and a low level hop.
Overall: This is a very strange brew. I don't know if its a brown ale or what. I am not trying to be mean, but I am confused. The mouth feel is dry and the finish is nil. Not good at all.
01-22-2009 02:30:55 | More by colts9016
3.1/5 rDev -2.5%
This beer is unique.
First of all, I was hit with a unique aroma on the pour (from a 12 ounce bottle into a stemless red wine tumbler) There were toasted malt notes, and hints of coffee, but there was something else in there that struck me as odd...tobacco. It smelled like the fairgrounds in August. Just, like, a subtle stroke of tobacco smoke. Interesting.
The appearance was great. Reddish brown that goes straight garnet red when held up to the light. Nice head, good carbonation.
When I tasted it, I thought I had smoked a cigarette. But then I was like....wait, I don't smoke.
There was a huge smoky character to this beer, which I found intriguing. There was also a tartness that was interesting, if somewhat discordant. Also, espresso. and toasted grains.
All in all, not one of my favorites, but I don't hate it. I'd drink it again, but I wouldn't seek it out. More than anything, I'm interested to see what other people think of this beer.
01-16-2009 05:27:34 | More by Beernoisseur
Wasatch Bobsled Brown Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
75 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.