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Granola Brown | Black Hog Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good
19 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
162
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
28.83%
 
 
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2
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Granola BrownGranola Brown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Hog Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
before a big pig roast we love to go on a long hike to get the blood flowin’ and our stomachs ready for a serious feast. to keep us going we pack a few bags of crunchy granola. then it came to us! granola brown allows us to have the best of both worlds- a refreshing brew with all the wonders of our delicious granola! take this beer on your next hike or hike one up to your lips for a satisfying energy packed libation. don’t want to pair your beer with a hike? try our granola brown with a nutty alpine cheese like springbrook tarentaise, comte or gruyere.

Added by tylerjonz on 07-04-2014

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Photo of Jason
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Toasted, Bready, Chicory, Crust

An Oatmeal Brown Ale of sorts, with both malted and flaked oats bringing forth a lot of depth. Very malt forward with suggestions of cocoa powder, mild roast coffee, faint caramel and toasted bread from additions of both roasted and toasted malts. Well balanced with a kiss of hop flavor. Robust and drinkable, and not your typical Brown, which perhaps makes it that much more enjoyable.

STYLE: American Brown Ale | ABV: 5.5% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #100 (MAY 2015)

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Photo of woodchipper
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of jefftuck47
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of BranfordBound
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nice, smooth brown ale. A touch roasted and a hair sweet, finishes bitter. Not as roasty as a stout and not as sweet as a porter. A really great beer perfect for cooler fall days.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brians52
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesStreet
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewBest
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Roguer
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uzarnayme
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hooliganlife
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergorrilla
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Onemoresolo
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super flavorful, great body/texture. Wishing I had a big ol' burger to pair this with.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.98/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of OatmattStout
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

really nice rocky head head with staying power. great lacing down my glass.

The nose is delicate as to be expected but some nice gentle hop and sweet toasted malts.

the taste is spot on. nothing over the top here for an american brown. starts out with slight sweetness, oaty and i get a hint of vanilla. hops come in nicely in finish to dry out and quench palate.

the mouthfeel is medium to light in a good way, for me some browns are too big and a little heavy for quaffing a few. carbonation is tight with tiny bubble that really help envelope the tongue.

Overall I would say this beer is excellent. Really a well polished brown that leaves you wanting many more. tons of flavors but restrained to where you can drink a number of pints and keep enjoying. would pair well with good meal and not overtake experience.

GO Black Hog!

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Photo of TWStandley
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Granola Brown from Black Hog Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.