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The Great Outdoors - Three Brothers Brewing

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Brothers Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Camjmorton on 06-07-2013)
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I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77.

From the bottle: "Join The Bortherhood!"; "A Virginia Pale Ale"; "Ah, The Great Outdoors! A crisp, clean, and refreshing hybrid pale ale made right here in Virginia. The perfect companion for your next adventure in the great outdoors!"; "Three Brothers Brewing is located in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia: The heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Come see us sometime!"; "Keep 'em cold/Drink 'em in a glass".

There are those beers that just seem to want to do their own thing and this was one of them! I had barely begun the pour when it just began foaming up like nobody's business, forcing me to back off and wait. It quickly settled into just a finger of fluffy, bone-white head with decent retention, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a sunshine-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a grapefruit citrusiness. Mouthfeel was unexpectedly full and creamy! The taste was definitely of grapefruit/citrus hops, but I don't get the hybridization. It could have been just about any other APA. Finish was semi-dry, but I just as not feeling this beer. It was pretty middle-of-the road.

woodychandler, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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coldriver, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is malty, some sweetness. Taste is on the malty side, bready, light citrus, a tad sweet, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and although not as hoppy for the style as expected, it is an enjoyable beer.

tone77, Jun 17, 2014
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Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Tick.

The beer is golden and clear with a soapy white head. The aroma offers biscuit, cereal, grain, corn, mild hops. It almost smells like a pilsner. Nothing off or harsh in the flavor per se, but pretty boring on the palate. Medium to light in body. Lacking hop assertiveness. Cereal and corn finish. Eh...

Huhzubendah, Jun 12, 2014
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12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours an attractive golden color. The head is about a finger high, with a white shade. Retention-wise, it's a bit disappointing. A modicum of lacing is left on the glass.

S: The hop notes are rather muted, at best. Maybe there are twinges of black pepper and undefined grapefruit. It's barely under 2 months old, yet it smells like its fallen off somewhat hard. There are some decent, white bread-like malts. Aromatically disappointing, all told.

T: There's an initial flavor of pine, black pepper, and *maybe* a touch of grapefruit. Still, this isn't very citrusy or fruity at all. There's more hop bitterness than flavor, too. Crackery malts and a touch of diacetyl finish it off. Honestly, the maltiness is spot on - it's just too timidly hopped (and frankly, a bore).

M: Really damn light, really damn crisp, and really damn drinkable. I'd say this is the beer's trump card. It's not completely bone dry, though I don't mind too badly. Carbonation is medium.

O: Eh. It's a decent enough blonde ale, but it's also incredibly unexciting. Not much more to talk about this one - which kind of says it all, really.

ThisWangsChung, Jun 05, 2014
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The Great Outdoors from Three Brothers Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.