Oaktown Brown Ale - Calicraft Brewing Co.
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1.83/5 rDev -48%
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.
11-30-2012 04:03:19 | More by litheum94
2.81/5 rDev -20.2%
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.
08-02-2013 04:54:37 | More by Offa
2.94/5 rDev -16.5%
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.
09-09-2013 17:19:25 | More by beepill
3.15/5 rDev -10.5%
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.
08-23-2012 20:52:01 | More by womencantsail
3.25/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
09-01-2013 03:58:05 | More by flexabull
3.3/5 rDev -6.3%
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)
01-31-2014 07:08:35 | More by bierdeflanders
3.45/5 rDev -2%
(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.
Poured into a sample glass.
09-20-2013 04:12:52 | More by TruePerception
Oaktown Brown Ale from Calicraft Brewing Co.
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