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Oaktown Brown Ale - Calicraft Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 20.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Berkeley Bowl West in Berkeley, CA.

Pours a reddish deep brown colour, with a frothy and rather vibrant head of yellowish-white. Lacing is good. Body looks solid. No visible carbonation, although the body is pretty opaque, meaning it'd be hard to see it even if it were there. Looks pretty decent.

Nose is pleasantly rich, sweet and deep, with pronounced brown malty characters giving sweet biscuit and sugared oatmeal goodness. There's an organic, grainy kick to it, but it's just a lilt to the rich deep, sweet brown characters. Yum.

Taste is lighter, especially in the feel, but the brown, grainy goodness sticks around, with a mildly roasted character lengthening the palate to a dusky finish like toasted brioche. Clean grain for the most part makes it feel good and wholesome. It's very pleasant. Feel is perfectly suitable. Only mildly carbonated, letting the malt coast through the slickness.

Really nice beer, and an impressive first effort from this brewery for me. Tasty, well-made stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 05:58:13 | More by lacqueredmouse
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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)

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

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

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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.

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(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.

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Oaktown Brown Ale from Calicraft Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.