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Oaktown Brown Ale - Calicraft Brewing Co.

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Oaktown Brown AleOaktown Brown Ale

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 19.89%
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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4.04/5  rDev +14.8%

Pours a dark red, murky. Head is beige, bubbly. Pleasant enough, nice colour. Not spectacular.

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.

11-12-2013 06:13:11 | More by laituegonflable
Photo of Ilovebeer1549


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-14-2013 01:04:05 | More by Ilovebeer1549
Photo of Beerswag


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-07-2013 15:23:35 | More by Beerswag
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-20-2013 20:35:49 | More by heymikew
Photo of TruePerception


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.

Pretty good.

Poured into a sample glass.

09-20-2013 04:12:52 | More by TruePerception
Photo of largadeer


3/5  rDev -14.8%

09-14-2013 16:48:09 | More by largadeer
Photo of 2GOOFY


3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-14-2013 00:43:54 | More by 2GOOFY
Photo of tickingtimebomb


4/5  rDev +13.6%

09-14-2013 00:38:47 | More by tickingtimebomb
Photo of beepill


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
Photo of flexabull


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
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-28-2013 15:17:53 | More by GraduatedCashew
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-12-2013 19:21:30 | More by JacobGumina
Photo of Offa


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
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

06-30-2013 23:10:06 | More by DSkilling
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-13-2013 05:59:55 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-24-2013 21:17:34 | More by Spaz7
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-20-2013 02:01:40 | More by Satan70
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-16-2013 19:38:43 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-30-2013 22:11:55 | More by t0rin0
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-18-2013 23:04:44 | More by DruRho
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

02-16-2013 05:53:53 | More by Fossilhunter
Photo of kaseydad


4.11/5  rDev +16.8%

Wifey picked this up for me recently. Passed by numerous times...but time to give it it's due.
Label looks like the bear is covering his nether-regions. I press on....

Pours a dark, dark brown brew with a big time off-white foamy head. Light lacing.

Getting a lot of chocolate here in the aroma. Nuts also included. Wood. Hot cocoa. Light smoke, but overall this aroma is on the sweet side. Fruity. Liking it.

Roasted malts is the main taste, but the flavor is big here. Smokey, more sweet chocolate and big hope presence. Light pine is peaking through as well. I like the addition of the Cascade hops. It gives it a bite that is oftentime missing in brown ales. Maybe this is a hybrid style??

Brown ales are not my favorite style, but this is something I enjoyed. Overall I really like what the boys are doing here. Turning a sometimes boring (imo) malty, brown into a hybrid brown/IPA brew. Sort of reminds me of a black IPA but with more chocolate. I know these dudes are starting up but the two beers I've had so far are pretty good and I look forward to seeing what else is in store and supporting them along the way.

01-30-2013 01:54:09 | More by kaseydad
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-25-2012 01:33:35 | More by bostonryan
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4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

12-06-2012 01:49:04 | More by gleemonger
Photo of litheum94


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
Oaktown Brown Ale from Calicraft Brewing Co.
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