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Daybreak - Martin House Brewing Company

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Martin House Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gtermi on 05-22-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-03-2013 01:25:33 | More by tubeyes
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into imperial pint glass.

A - Pours a semi-clear golden yellow with 3 fingers of creamy white head.

S - There is an intense aroma of sweet honey followed by some bready grains.

T - Honey is the most prominent flavor to me, with a good grainy and bready malt backbone. I also get a good amount of the milk sugar, which lends it a taste similar to that of milk stouts. This is sweet and easy drinking, and I can definitely see how this is a breakfast beer.

M - Thin-to-moderate body with moderate-to-high carbonation. Despite the large amount of carbonation, this is still creamy. There is a lot of honey and milk sugar in the aftertaste.

O - I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought this beer, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's very easy drinking, and the honey and milk sugar make it very distinctive. I could see myself drinking this for breakfast more often.

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2.13/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Tallboy can poured into an English pint glass. It pours a clear gold with a white head that can't decide if its going to be creamy or frothy. The head settles down to a thin layer of bubbles with a ring around the edge. The smell is oats, brown bread, and sort of fruit loops. Definitely a breakfast beer. Taste is a shot of citrus then really strong kind of sourdough bread. That flavor kicks hard at the end and you just get walloped with sort of corn flakes sort of bread, a bit metallic...hmmm. Just way too much for me. The mouthfeel is creamy but carbonated. Overall, this may be the breakfast of champions, but its not my breakfast. Just too assertive grain stuff going on. I like the attempt, I like the creativity, I do not like the beer.

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kojevergas

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2.44/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Truncated impressions from a can:

A: Slightly vigorous pour yields a four finger wide head of white colour. Fluffy, with okay thickness and an airy consistency. Not real creamy. Decent froth. Retains well - for about 5-6 minutes. Okay lacing.

Body colour is a clear pale blonde/copper. Thin and weak looking. Watery, almost. Clean; there's no visible yeast particles or hop sediment. Appears overcarbonated.

Sm: Sweet honey, clean barley, nectar, floral hops, blonde malts, lactose, beeswax, buttery character. Sticky and wet. Raw, with low attenuation and plenty of remaining young sugars.

Above average strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Honey dominates, lending the flavour profile a raw, young feel. Beeswax complements. The foundation is easily intruded upon - clean barley, blonde malts, lactose. It's sweet, probably a bit too much so. Hops offer little bitterness to balance it; I get some mild generic floral character and that's it. Not boozy by any means, nor is it yeasty, but I also wouldn't call it clean.

There isn't much depth of flavour here. It's a rather simple flavour profile of average intensity and duration. There's no real balance per se, but it has so few notes to balance that it still comes across as pretty cohesive. Can't say I'm really liking it all that much for what it is.

Mf: A bit too thick and weighty on the palate considering the relative lack of flavour. Unrefreshing. Overcarbonated. Smooth and wet.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, or astringent.

Mouthfeel does a decent job at suiting the taste.

Dr: Very forgettable stuff. I wouldn't buy this again. The premise sounded interesting when I saw the label in the grocery store, but I guess I was imagining a balanced milk stout, not a half-baked blonde ale. I can't say I'm impressed, and I'll be in no hurry to purchase other Martin House beers in the future. A subpar brew that I'd caution friends against picking up. I'll finish the can without much complaint, and it does hide its ABV okay, but overall this is absolutely well below average.

D+

Serving type: can

04-15-2014 08:34:35 | More by kojevergas
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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight up 4's for this one, a fine and tasty brew.

Perhaps a bit on the odd side, although not in a bad way, but the milk sugar is notable and different. Otherwise the malty backbone is good, bitterness low, and flavor high.

Drinkability is high, this would be really easy to pound on a hot summer day, although it's also easy to sip and enjoy on a cold day (like today).

Body is fairly thick, finish is sweet milk sugar. Very different and enjoyable.

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03-26-2014 20:25:10 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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cpetrone84

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is lightly hazed bright gold with lots of a thick white head. Nose is heavy grain, cereal and wheat bread, light cream note and some grassy hops. Taste has some whole grain bread up front with a stronger cream note, slightly like cream soda. Cereal is strong in finish, hops faintly herbal and spicy. Medium body with a soft feel and good carbonation.

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Daybreak from Martin House Brewing Company
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