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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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Reviews by deanhead:
Photo of deanhead
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
More User Reviews:
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 Hugh37
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Hugh37, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of HalfFull
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 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 jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jaydoc, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of DrunkenMonk
2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

DrunkenMonk, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Laklimell
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Laklimell, May 14, 2013
Photo of im4beer
3/5  rDev -6%

im4beer, May 26, 2012
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 rmtaggart
4/5  rDev +25.4%

rmtaggart, May 22, 2013
Photo of Dwkasper
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Dwkasper, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of jwc215
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Wasatch for including it in a trade:

Pours brown with a thin, lasting, creamy off-white head that leaves some trailing lace.

Nutty, some caramel. Mild, but pleasant enough.

The taste is of caramel, a bit nutty, some balance to the sweetness. A mild brown ale. Something a bit odd about the aftertaste - can't quite put my finger on it.

Thin for a winter brew.

Not much to say about it other than a mild brown ale, but glad I had a chance to try it - Thanks John!

jwc215, Mar 03, 2008
Photo of Cramerican
3/5  rDev -6%

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

Eric908, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Wrex68
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Wrex68, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of flexabull
3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear brown/dark amber color with a rather weak head.

Beer smells like cola, and sweet carmel malts.

Flavors are biscuit like, grain, and some carbonation up front. There is a touch of sweetness and dryness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is too light for a brown. It's not bad though, considering the low ABV.

Once again Squatters/Wasatch has gone a good job at making a drinkable beer that manages to squeeze under the 4.0 ABV. Not bad, but nothing special.

flexabull, Jan 04, 2007
Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

DerwinWentworth, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Sixpoint
2.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pretty average beer. I did not pick up the nice malty complexities one would like to have in a nice brown ale. My sample poured with a small head that did linger as I drank it. The mouthfeel was thin, a bit wafery and a slight bitterness from the hops. I did not pick up much malty sweetness or caramel flavors, and as a result, I found this brown ale to be rather bland and uninspiring. Perhaps I'll have more luck with their other beers...

Sixpoint, Apr 04, 2005
Photo of Brewman7284
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Brewman7284, Jan 07, 2013
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
Photo of Wasatch
3.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a 12 pack. Pours a clear dark amber color, some carbonation, nice lacing afterwards. Scents of caramel, and sweet malts. The taste is kinda sweet and roasted nut, has a bitter finish to it. Medium body. Very drinkable for the ABV. I guess I do not like Brown Ale's that much, maybe another brewery might be different.

Wasatch, Jan 21, 2006
Photo of mhaugo
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

mhaugo, May 29, 2013
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 Lane_in_ID
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Lane_in_ID, Nov 05, 2013
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Wasatch Bobsled Brown Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
76 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.