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Wasatch Bobsled Brown Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Bobsled Brown AleWasatch Bobsled Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

37 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-15-2005)
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Dwkasper, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Zorro
2.76/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Zorro, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of Cramerican
3/5  rDev -6%

Cramerican, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Eric908
3/5  rDev -6%

Eric908, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jaydoc, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

DerwinWentworth, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Lane_in_ID, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of Wrex68
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Wrex68, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Hugh37
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Hugh37, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of mhaugo
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

mhaugo, May 29, 2013
Photo of rmtaggart
4/5  rDev +25.4%

rmtaggart, May 22, 2013
Photo of Laklimell
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Laklimell, May 14, 2013
Photo of Brewman7284
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Brewman7284, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of alva7172
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

alva7172, Nov 11, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

DrunkenMonk, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of im4beer
3/5  rDev -6%

im4beer, May 26, 2012
Photo of chetripley
2.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

chetripley, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Jason, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of IMPERALEVERYTHIN
2.45/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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

IMPERALEVERYTHIN, Feb 23, 2011
Photo of illidurit
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

illidurit, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of Retsinis
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Retsinis, Dec 29, 2010
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3.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

HalfFull, Nov 16, 2009
Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

GClarkage, May 13, 2009
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3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

deanhead, Mar 18, 2009
Photo of colts9016
2.58/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

colts9016, Jan 22, 2009
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Wasatch Bobsled Brown Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
76 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.