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Oaktown Brown Ale - Calicraft Brewing Co.

Oaktown Brown AleOaktown Brown Ale

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 21.49%


Brewed by:
Calicraft Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottfrie on 07-10-2012)
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

12-06-2012 01:49:04 | More by gleemonger
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samtrillo

California

4/5  rDev +14.6%

03-21-2014 21:49:21 | More by samtrillo
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sbanacho

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-17-2014 03:46:06 | More by sbanacho
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DrunkenMonk

California

2/5  rDev -42.7%

03-06-2014 06:46:02 | More by DrunkenMonk
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KimenTshom

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-05-2014 02:32:08 | More by KimenTshom
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bierdeflanders

California

3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

S: coffee, citrus, pine, some cocoa notes

A: brown with red hues

T: nice cocoa note with some roasted malt flavor, nice and piney on the finish

M: light body, nice carbonation, very refreshing

O: good hoppy brown ale, not bad for the price (bomber for $6)

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 07:08:35 | More by bierdeflanders
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SoCaliC8

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-17-2014 11:53:50 | More by SoCaliC8
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-medium brown color with an off-white head and good lacing

S-dark malt, coffee, hint of citrus, cocoa

T-dark malt, coffee, pine, hint of cocoa, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-decent drinkable ale, flavors ok but not overly compelling

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 20:57:43 | More by MDDMD
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AgentMunky

California

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

11-19-2013 05:19:48 | More by AgentMunky
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-16-2013 17:41:41 | More by spark3148857
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Tuckersmth

California

2/5  rDev -42.7%

11-14-2013 00:08:50 | More by Tuckersmth
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laituegonflable

Australia

4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark red, murky. Head is beige, bubbly. Pleasant enough, nice colour. Not spectacular.

Smells grainy, sweet, with a bit of roast on there giving a touch of coffee, caramel and vanilla. Quite sweet, malty. Decent.

Taste is more roasty, but plenty of that sweet vanilla flavour, caramel, particularly upfront, then finish is nicely dark, bitter territory. Smooth transition from sweet to bitter though. My kind of brown beer.

Bit dry at the back, leaves a touch of sandy tongue on the finish, but OK.

I like a well-made brown ale a lot. And this is a well-made brown ale. Good dessert pairing.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 06:13:11 | More by laituegonflable
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Ilovebeer1549

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-14-2013 01:04:05 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-07-2013 15:23:35 | More by Beerswag
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heymikew

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-20-2013 20:35:49 | More by heymikew
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TruePerception

California

3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Notes from tasting)

Calicraft Oaktown Brown:

Appearance: brown with red & yellow highlights;

Smell: light coffee, roasted oats;

Taste/Mouthfeel: slightly bubbly for a stout/dark style beer, hoppy, coffee, slight orange notes.

Pretty good.

Poured into a sample glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 04:12:52 | More by TruePerception
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -14%

09-14-2013 16:48:09 | More by largadeer
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2GOOFY

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-14-2013 00:43:54 | More by 2GOOFY
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tickingtimebomb

California

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-14-2013 00:38:47 | More by tickingtimebomb
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beepill

California

2.94/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at the bar at SOMA StreatFood Park. Reviewed from notes.

A - Dark brown, clear body with an off-white head that quickly disappeared before I found a place to sit down.

S - Light nutty bread, milk chocolate, and raisins. Faint hint of hops.

T - Seemed watered down for some reason. The smells were evident in the taste, but to a lesser degree than expected. For some reason, the back end and aftertaste reminded me of how floral fabric softener smells (think chemically synthesized flowers).

M - Easy-drinking, light bodied and light carbonation.

O - An okay beer, not that bad, but not that good. Though listed at 6.7 ABV, it seemed like a session ale. The strange "fabric softener" aftertaste was not appealing, and is what made me not really like this one. I suppose I would have it again, but only if there wasn't something better available.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2013 17:19:25 | More by beepill
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flexabull

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear brown color with a small white head.

Aromas are light cocoa, nuts, and dark bread. The nose is faint but pleasant.

Taste is nutty up front. Creamy sweetness, light breads, then the beer fades to some light mineral hops and not much less. Not a bad tasting beer, but kind of boring.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, but on the thin side.

Overall, an OK brown, but kind of boring and basic. Not bad, but nowhere near worth the $6 price tag, you could probably brew your own instead.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 03:58:05 | More by flexabull
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-28-2013 15:17:53 | More by GraduatedCashew
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JacobGumina

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-12-2013 19:21:30 | More by JacobGumina
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Offa

California

2.81/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

This is all right but a bit hot, spicy, boozy and thin in character.

Deep red-brown, medium-small tan head, slowly shrinks to foamy ring.

Aroma is nice, caramelly nutty and toasty, nice woody element and hint of citrus and coffee, then caramel and chicken or tuna hint.

Taste is up front light, thin, roasty and bitter woody-peppery character with lingering burnt coffee bitterness. It is a bit watery and thin in feel and character, spicy, overly boozy and hot.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 04:54:37 | More by Offa
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DSkilling

California

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

06-30-2013 23:10:06 | More by DSkilling
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Oaktown Brown Ale from Calicraft Brewing Co.
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