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Oaktown Brown Ale - Calicraft Brewing Co.

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Oaktown Brown AleOaktown Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 82
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: scottfrie on 07-10-2012

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 82
Reviews by womencantsail:
Photo of womencantsail
3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The pour is a dark brown color with a khaki head. Toasted malt and bread with some strong roasted malt aromas. There is a hint of chocolate, a touch of ash, and some earthy hops. The flavor is far too bitter for a brown ale. Some toasted malt, cocoa, and lots of roasted malt. A hint of coffee, some earth, and burnt nuts. Was not a fan of this beer. (350 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of beepill
2.96/5  rDev -15.7%
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. (860 characters)

Photo of litheum94
1.97/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

22 ounce bottle with no bottling dates.

Body is a very dark brown, nearing black. Foamy, khaki colored head. Fizzles out to a very thin covering, with pools of bubbles.

Nutty nose, with aromas of almonds and hazelnuts. Sweet chocolate and cream. Light oak aromas.

Very, very bitter from the start. Flavors of ash and charcoal. There's some nutty, chocolate flavors hidden in there, but they are immediately choked out by a disgusting bitterness that tastes like aspirin. Tastes horrible.

First off, tastes nothing like a brown ale. Second off, it tastes like someone ground up some aspirin and added it to my beer. Terrible. Avoid. (639 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.68/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Minivan
4.34/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smokey, medium body and awesome (31 characters)

Photo of Covocali
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tuckersmth
2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of dertyd
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is dry cocoa, roasted malt and wood.
The taste is burnt wood, chocolate, milk, and pine bitter at the end.
The texture is crisp and thick.
Tasty and enjoyable. (219 characters)

Photo of tomb_ride
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of ironchefkook
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4.55/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown with a loverly firm khaki head.

Nose is assertive esters, chocolate, malted milk and creamed sugared coffee - very nice.

Mouthfeel is rich, creamy, elegant, wonderfully balanced and very inviting.

Flavor profile is delicious coffee, malt, chocolate malt and burnt toast, all wonderfully balance with a rich burnt toast bitter.

Another very drinkable Calicraft beer. These guys are doing something right as all three of their current bottle offerings are very good and wonderfully drinkable, along or with food. Whether you like them or not is up to you; but, these are very well made brews.

Finish is dry malt, coffee and bitter chocolate, all long lasting and memorable. (698 characters)

Photo of TruePerception
3.44/5  rDev -2%
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. (273 characters)

Photo of TJYellowDog
4.76/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very delicious brown ale brewed and bottled in CA (49 characters)

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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2/5  rDev -43%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alwaysplayin
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScurvyDogs
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Oaktown Brown Ale from Calicraft Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.