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Native Brown Ale - Foley Brothers Brewing

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Native Brown AleNative Brown Ale

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jlindros on 02-10-2013)
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-13-2013 23:14:09 | More by mattparsons
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-10-2014 04:50:02 | More by bobv
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a recent VT hike/beer tour haul. Runaway abbey style foam gush head over a clear chestnut colored beer. Smells like maple syrup and some wet Green Mountain earthiness. Maple and brown sugar dominate my palette and leave little room of anything else. The caramel/brown sugar/maple combo somewhat reminds me of of Sapling bourbon, another VT maple product.

No brown ale depth behind the maple sweetness is my biggest complaint. Meh.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 22:48:06 | More by donkeyrunner
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alewife and I swung by the brewery on 24MAY14 to sample some brews and hang with the Foley Bros.... After a few small samples, we got pints of this, listed as 2013 Reserve (at 6.80% ABV) on their blackboard. We repaired to a small table in their field on a gorgeous day to enjoy...

It was clear, deep mahogany bier. Head was thin and fine, colored light tan, and mostly clung to the edge of the glass. Lacing was solid, and the color was exquisite when backlit by the sun. The nose was a bit restrained, but it did have some good caramel malt light sweetness, and some florality. Body was medium, and it was smooth over the tongue.

Flavor had lightly sweet caramel malts leading off, with a hint of butterscotch (good!) and suggestions of brown bread. Throw in a smidge of nuttiness and some earthy, floral hops, and you've got a nice offering! Reminded me of Smutty Old Brown Dog. We snagged a growler to enjoy at some future date, too (today!). Prosit!!

3.95/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1648

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2014 19:34:38 | More by Bierman9
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very dark brown, almost black, with a big off white/tan head. Excellent lacing.

S - Lots of caramel, maybe the maple syrup contributes to that? Some Getting a bit of DMS.

T - Caramel, toffee, burnt toast, malty sweetness. Hops are present only as bitterness and some spiciness.

M - Very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation. Lingers on the palate.

O - A nice American Brown Ale. I really like the use of local maple syrup and hops. I'd like to try others from Foley Brothers.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 22:42:23 | More by kjfinnerty
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patrick802

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-04-2014 16:06:44 | More by patrick802
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-04-2014 02:24:17 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Kataco16

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.9%

03-24-2014 15:05:11 | More by Kataco16
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-23-2014 01:58:53 | More by Kelp
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-01-2014 20:42:43 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

01-07-2014 05:17:16 | More by lzepplin01
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-05-2014 01:52:20 | More by raythealeman
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JoeMans

New York

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-17-2013 05:44:37 | More by JoeMans
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Morockm

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-24-2013 20:23:53 | More by Morockm
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-10-2013 03:22:21 | More by WanderingFool
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.1%

09-02-2013 23:21:36 | More by bigred89
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dwoolley1

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-21-2013 13:47:30 | More by dwoolley1
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BlackHoleBrew42

Colorado

5/5  rDev +35.1%

08-20-2013 17:34:04 | More by BlackHoleBrew42
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Porter

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-01-2013 21:26:42 | More by Porter
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere in the Middlebury/Burlington area.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1 1/2" tan head over the clear brown brew. Head falls slowly, with coating lace. Aroma is malty.

Taste starts with dark malt sweetness, a touch of root beer or maybe licorice, then balancing bitter through the close. Slightly chalky aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth, with drinkability is great. Oh, I'm liking this one...

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 22:40:59 | More by ppoitras
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Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-07-2013 00:56:39 | More by Mattgruv
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 22 fl. oz. bomber. Sampled on June 29, 2013

It pours an incredibly heady medium amber to mahogany brown. The head is a bit much but it may simple be due to the speed at which I poured it. My bad. Unfiltered brew but excellent clarity.

The aroma is mild and subtle with nutty malts, maple syrup, and a kind of vanilla ester as well as a vague hop note deep within. The sweetness is at the front.

The body is medium but there is a kind of astringency to it that made it feel thinner.

The taste comes back with a passion with its malt forward sweetness, maple flavor, and a wonderful low to moderate dry bitterness that lingers at the finale. Really nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 20:00:41 | More by puboflyons
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a vivid, clear, mahogany-brown coloring with a chunky, frothy, dense, off-white head of a solid inch and a half sitting on top. Aromas of peat and smoke, nut sweetness, coffee, and maple. Very rich, blended nose. Flavors are roasted and woody on the forward tongue, very robust. Nut sweetness is subtle, but present in the backbone. Tangy and smoky throughout, with a bitter and coffee-like aftertaste. Light and crisp in mouth, with a solid amount of carbonation making the brew very drinkable. Crisp, effervescent finish with a slightly smoked linger. Decent Brown, with bold characteristics and a subtle kick from the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 23:05:04 | More by GarthDanielson
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-24-2013 15:18:07 | More by InspectorBob
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Caleb

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-23-2013 12:43:09 | More by Caleb
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Native Brown Ale from Foley Brothers Brewing
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