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Oaktown Brown Ale - Calicraft Brewing Co.

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81
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 19.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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1/5  rDev -71.6%

halusin8r, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of litheum94
1.83/5  rDev -48%
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.

litheum94, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Tuckersmth
2/5  rDev -43.2%

Tuckersmth, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of DrunkenMonk
2/5  rDev -43.2%

DrunkenMonk, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of justinbrown
2.5/5  rDev -29%

justinbrown, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of DSkilling
2.5/5  rDev -29%

DSkilling, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of ipadiehard
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

ipadiehard, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Offa
2.81/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Offa, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of beepill
2.94/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

beepill, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -14.8%

largadeer, Sep 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

womencantsail, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of dertyd
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

dertyd, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Rick778, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of flexabull
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

flexabull, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Marco_Gtz, Jun 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of bierdeflanders
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
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)

bierdeflanders, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of TruePerception
3.45/5  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.

TruePerception, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Beerswag, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

chossboss, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Spaz7, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Ilovebeer1549, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

bostonryan, Dec 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

BabaBeer, Nov 01, 2014
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Oaktown Brown Ale from Calicraft Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.