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Wall's End - Northgate Brewing

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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Northgate Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-30-2013

This Northern English Brown harkens back to the beer that started it all - a brew that we simply couldn't keep in the keg. Smooth, Sessionable, Malt focused, English hopped. Refreshing enough for summer drinking, substantive enough to enjoy in the winter - we love this beer year-round.
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 5
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kraticus41
2.25/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Didn't taste like a brown to me.

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3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Nutmegs-88
4.92/5  rDev +29.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Swordborn
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of DaveMiller
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of danfix99
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of zimmee66
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This Ale came on tap. It looked hazy brown and had a slight reddish hue to it. Smelled nice and malty with a hint of mild bitter hops. This ale had many different taste phases to it, starting off with heavy malts followed by a taste of bitter, roasty hops reminiscent of a winter ale. There was a nice roasty finish that lingered on the palate. Despite all the different flavors, this ale felt medium-bodied to light.

Would I buy this beer again? Definitely.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of herman77
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of TCMike
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the growler, it produced a 1 finger, off white head. It quickly faded, and produced no lacing. The beer color is a dark brown, and was non-translucent.

The aroma was of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and caramel.

The taste is similar. Very little hop bitterness. Light bodied for a brown. Medium-low carbonation.

Good beer, but not perfect. It is a session brown, which does excuse it for some of it's downfalls.

Photo of Miketwolf21
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The keg that I am drinking out of was delivered to grumpys a few hours earlier after being kegged the previous day! Grumpys NE is amazing!
A: Khaki colored head disappears with a nice amount of lacing. Medium brown color (lame descriptor I know) with a slight hue of ruby.
S: Yeast dominates the nose that's laced with fruity esters. Not my a well liked style personally but I am enjoying it so far. Their is a touch of toffee and cocoa powder in the background, but it is barely detectable.
T: It really opens up once it hits the tongue. The yeast hits you first, then it transitions to the most likely fuggle hops; maybe a touch of northern brewer hop. Very little sweetness (yes!) and an excellent after taste that combines the yeast's plum flavors with a touch of toffee and tannins. Extremely balanced! The flavor beckons another gulp.
M: Great for the style. Light to medium viscosity yields excellent drinking. Plenty of carbonation to keep the flavor fresh.
Yet another NE brewery opens with great beer. Thank you for using Grumpys as your medium. Thank you.

Photo of mnstorm99
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excited for this one, friends of mine and close to my house with that said I will try to remain objective.

The pour is a murky lightish brown with a very small head and a slight lack of lacing which is not uncommon for this style.

Aroma starts with some nice floral hops with chocolate and a nice hint of nuts

Taste starts with the nutty chocolate up front, hops are here but they don't get in the way with just a nice undertone of floral notes and maybe a touch of wood.

Mouthfeel is about right, this is a session beer so mouthfeel can easily become thin which this is not and it doesn't come close to being chewy either.

Overall, this is just a very good quaffable session beer (which bars tend to lack on taps in my opinion). Everything in the taste and aroma are pleasent and play nicely together. Nothing in your face about this one, but I don't think that is a game they are trying to get into.

I don't gravitate to English Brown Ales by any means, but this one might make me think twice if I see another locally brewed example of the style...much better fresh than anything making the trek over here.

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Wall's End from Northgate Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.