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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
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 20.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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halusin8r

California

1/5  rDev -71.7%

08-23-2012 19:18:00 | More by halusin8r
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litheum94

California

1.83/5  rDev -48.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 04:03:19 | More by litheum94
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Tuckersmth

California

2/5  rDev -43.3%

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

California

2/5  rDev -43.3%

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

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

10-15-2012 17:44:48 | More by justinbrown
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DSkilling

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

06-30-2013 23:10:06 | More by DSkilling
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ipadiehard

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

07-17-2014 20:53:35 | More by ipadiehard
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Offa

California

2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
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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beepill

California

2.94/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

3/5  rDev -15%

09-14-2013 16:48:09 | More by largadeer
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -15%

05-23-2014 21:21:54 | More by KevMo84
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womencantsail

California

3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 20:52:01 | More by womencantsail
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dertyd

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-04-2014 13:52:27 | More by dertyd
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Rick778

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-14-2014 02:15:36 | More by Rick778
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flexabull

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
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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Marco_Gtz

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-30-2014 19:31:19 | More by Marco_Gtz
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bierdeflanders

California

3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
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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TruePerception

California

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
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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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

10-07-2013 15:23:35 | More by Beerswag
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Spaz7

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-24-2013 21:17:34 | More by Spaz7
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Ilovebeer1549

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-25-2012 01:33:35 | More by bostonryan
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DruRho

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-18-2013 23:04:44 | More by DruRho
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JacobGumina

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

09-20-2013 20:35:49 | More by heymikew
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Oaktown Brown Ale from Calicraft Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.