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1687 Brown Ale - Charter Oak Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Charter Oak Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Charter Oak's 1687 Brown Ale (this was the year the legend of the Charter Oak took place, and Wadsworth hid the document in the majestic Oak Tree - later to become know as The Charter Oak) is an American style which is slightly more robust than the traditional English Brown Ale. This beer will be brewed to a dark copper shade and be somewhat sweet and malty with distinctive toasted flavors from both our premium specialty roasted and chocolate malted barley, also allowing for a faint undertone of caramel. This style is lightly hopped for balance and this ale will prove to be a wonderful selection for a sessionable beer. Our medium-bodied, limited bitterness and hop aroma will make this an excellent choice.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 07-06-2012)
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Chegui

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

05-14-2013 20:48:32 | More by Chegui
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tigg924

Massachusetts

2.64/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: high carbonation, 1/4 inch head, clear, brown in color

Smell: toffee, nut, and toasted malt

Taste: toffee, barky-woodsy hops, toasted malt, and dark chocolate

Mouthfeel: Sweet with a bitterness in the middle and a slightly less bitter end, light body, moderate-high carbonation

Overall: Was a lot more bitter for the style than I am used to. I found the bitterness to clash and not compliment the sweeter malts. I have a lot of beers I like in this style, so I will be passing on this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 14:04:04 | More by tigg924
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Jersh67

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-16-2014 13:39:33 | More by Jersh67
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smonice

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-07-2013 23:26:13 | More by smonice
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jrep21pr

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-13-2014 23:49:43 | More by jrep21pr
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ScottieD

Connecticut

3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased 6 pack and poured bottle into Lagunitas large mouth glass. Typical brown coloring with 2 finger head. Decent aroma of caramel and bready malt with a faint hint of chocolate. Taste was your standard brown ale-- and this one is solid but unspectacular. Light body with a nice balance. A good first offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 17:54:14 | More by ScottieD
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jrstamp

Connecticut

3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quick pour into a tulip had a decent brownish white head that fell to a thin cap in no time at all. Nice deep dark mahogany color. Decent biscuit y and toasty smell and taste, but something seems to be a little off in this one. Letting it warm up a little bit made it come out a little more and the best descriptor I can think of is bittersweet chocolate on the back of your tongue.

Just average, but I'm happy to see another CT brewery, so I will definitely give their offerings a chance when I see them.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 19:29:05 | More by jrstamp
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-15-2013 22:50:34 | More by SuomiHobbit
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nookiebrown

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-10-2013 01:37:27 | More by nookiebrown
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

02-07-2013 00:51:32 | More by raythealeman
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

03-05-2014 21:47:56 | More by JTomczak
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-06-2013 00:39:10 | More by sgregory
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Billolick

New York

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness/bottling date info.

Pours clear, typical darker brown, the head is on the larger side, stays and stays, before going to coating film, low sheeting and high strands of fine lace.

Rich nose of caramel and nutty sweet malts.

Malty brew, toasty dark bread notes, I also unfortunately get some cardboardy dactyl rumblings. Eh, not overly in love with this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 00:48:38 | More by Billolick
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-17-2013 02:29:00 | More by jefftuck47
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mbatta7


3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-12-2012 00:27:01 | More by mbatta7
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-19-2014 16:16:57 | More by nebula1999
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-21-2013 05:19:16 | More by DrunkinYogi
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-28-2013 18:46:03 | More by bacher468
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-16-2013 12:38:40 | More by Burkbom23
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toddicus13

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-07-2013 00:06:12 | More by toddicus13
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PoppyParthenonE

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-07-2013 00:27:45 | More by PoppyParthenonE
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meehandennis

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-10-2013 18:15:52 | More by meehandennis
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Daktyls

Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep mahogany color with a solid one finger head that dissipates to a fine lace ring around the edge of the glass, small patches of bubbles persist in the middle as well.

S: Aroma is primarily that of bready, maltiness, biscuity comes to mind as a description, there is also some nuttiness in the nose, almost like an walnut.

T: Mild on flavor with a light hoppiness followed by the earlier maltiness and a slight amount of yeast.

M: Again, milder on the tongue, with a light amount of carbonation that makes this a good sipper, nothing overpowering, just an enjoyable beer.

O: Overall, a quite enjoyable brew, definitely a good summer beer as it is quite refreshing and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 17:33:30 | More by Daktyls
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Durge

Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brown ale lives up to that with a nice brown color with golden caramel edges and a full two-finger fluffy light tan head. Lacing is equally enthusiastic. The aroma is light Seven-Up malt if there can be such a thing. I get some brown bread and slight chocolate ideas. The taste offers more of a charcoal theme with a decided hop bite but not any real hop flavor that I can detect. It's a little watery but the charcoal-brown bread blend works out okay overall and it makes for an easy drinking brown with fair character. This is pretty much light bodied, a bit of an aqueous feel with refreshing but fine carbonation. Not bad when all is said and done.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 05:39:12 | More by Durge
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far333

Connecticut

3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slight orangey brown head despite a vigorous pour, but does leave a fine cap of tightly bubbled foam. Aroma of toasted malt and cocoa.

Flavors of darkly toasted malt, some cocoa and leather. Slight roasty bitterness, mild offsetting hop flavors. Good balance of hops and malt. Slight caramel note, mild hints of sweetness.

Full mouthfeel, satisfying but not filling. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 16:02:04 | More by far333
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1687 Brown Ale from Charter Oak Brewing Co.
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