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Coopersmith's Not Brown Ale - Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing

Coopersmith's Not Brown Ale
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%

Brewed by:
Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jcalabre on 08-27-2003)
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Reviews by ScorpyX:
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4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, nearly black with a small, white head. Redness shinse through when held before the light.

S: Smells of burnt chocolate overwhelmingly with some smokiness, too

T: The chocolate is at the forefront. Some roasted coffee and malt in the aftertaste.

M: Not overwhelmingly heavy, but definitely a lot of body in this one.Creamy feel on the swallow.

D: Definitely one of the more drinkable brown ales I've had, with its good taste and decent body. One of my favorites at Coopersmith's.

Serving type: growler

02-22-2011 23:14:20 | More by ScorpyX
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3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer arrived in the pint glass, dark in body but clear. The head was white but not overly thick and dissipated quickly to just a thin layer on top. It did leave some nice lacing along the glass.

The aroma was coffee, roasted malts, and bisquity with the taste following suit with a slight bitterness. Body-wise, it was thin.

An okay brown ale that doesn't break any new ground. I see it as placing in the lower-middle of the brown ale pack for overall desirability for this style of ale.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2012 00:27:28 | More by beergoot
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3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in an 18oz pint at the brewpub with lunch last Saturday.

The beer certainly isn't brown, it is quite near to black. Thin bodied though, with decent clarity considering the color. Lacing wasn't bad either, at least early on in the sipping.

Smelled a little weak and thin, but roasted coffee and light ash was most prevalent.

Tastes like a dark English mild; this is nothing like any brown ale I have had before. Actually, this really reminded me of the Left Hand mild I had had just a day before, which was only 2%, but seemed to pack a bigger punch than this "brown ale" was.

The flavor is all roast and bitter char... seems like they went heavy on the black patent malt or something here.

Thin body. Fairly low carbonation. Even a higher gravity would be appreciated for a more balanced mouthfeel and texture.

Overall not a bad beer at all, but nothing like I was expecting.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2011 23:58:41 | More by Spider889
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We tried this one with friends Saturday afternoon (many Saturdays ago) at the brewery in Fort Collins. Thanks dougie. Poured a chocolately brown color with a small cap of foam. Aromas of chocolate, nuts and malt. On the palate, this one was smooth, medium bodied and good with pizza.

Serving type: on-tap

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4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with some cloudiness and a rich tan head that fades slowly and leaves rings of lace.

The aroma is of burnt chocolate, caramel, toasted malts, and floral qualities. honesuckle and freshly cut grass.

The taste follows with mild chocolate, caramel, toast, and hints of toffee. Grassy and floral hops balance it off in the finish.

Medium bodied, slightly watery.

Overall a nicely balanced and drinkable treat.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 04:06:39 | More by JayS2629
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4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From my notes of May 9th, 2009:

The pour starts with a 2 finger head of foam but quickly shrinks to a fine layer. The colour is a very dark brown with some hues of red.

The smell is sweet/malty with a light note of chocolate and some roasted malt with a touch of some nutiness.

The taste Roasted malt, caramel, some nutty tones, and a bit of chocolate..tasting very good. It finishes with a light dark chocolate bitterness.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation...makes it very smooth.

Drinkability? Typical of a well made Brown Ale. Easy drinking and tasty enough to demand another pint. Easily. I didn't because I had other things to do.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2009 23:00:59 | More by Bitterbill
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4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown and loaded with sweet nutty, cocoa, and toffee flavors. It's one of the sweeter browns I've had, but it really works with this one.
Simple, but done way too well to ignore. Coopersmith's has a great selection, but this is arguably the best of their day-to-day line up.
Way too quaffable to ignore.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2009 20:55:55 | More by Domingo
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3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Medium brown and semi-transparent. Has the color and clarity of a mild brown like Newcastle. A little white head goes away pretty quickly. Looks a little boring really.

S - Mixed nuts (emphasis on the almonds and hazelnuts), and black bread like pumpernickel.

T - Malty, bready (black bread with whole grains and husks and all that stuff), and some chocolate chip flavors.

M - Medium bodied and firm. Lush carbonation. Feels a bit heavier than it really is. A really nice easy drinking and uncomplicated brown ale.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2007 05:14:24 | More by pmcadamis
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3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown. A variety of dark malts (coffee, chocolate, roast), maple, toffee and nuts in the nose. Lovely, malt driven flavor with hints of caramel, toasted malts, coffee and butter. An above average nut brown for sure and something I will definately be having again.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Not Brown poured a ruby-brown with an off-white, fluffy head that quickly went to a film and left a little lacing.

The aroma was toasted caramel malt.

The flavor was toasted malt, some coffee and chocolate, with a crsip finish. It was kind of over-balanced on the malt side. The mouthfeel was a little on the thin side.

Overall, a nice drinking brew. It reminded me of a scottish ale.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2004 04:00:44 | More by Beaver13
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3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this on draught at Coopersmith's in Fort Collins, CO
Appearance: This pours a clear dark brownish/red color.
Aroma: You get a schauzola full of roasty/toasty aromas
Flavor: this is a very drinkable session beer. It pairs well with food. When in doubt, a good choice at Coopersmith's

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2003 01:58:02 | More by jcalabre
Coopersmith's Not Brown Ale from Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing
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