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Kodiak Brown Ale - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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83
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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rugged yet smooth, Kodiak Brown Ale balances caramel and roasted malts with enticing Northwest hops. Perle and Willamette hops accent without overpowering this American brown ale's intrepid maltiness. The result is uniquely delicious.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 04-28-2002)
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Ratings: 194 | Reviews: 118 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

willjschmidt, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours a finger of head on a brown body.
The aroma is grainy with some caramel and nuts.
The taste has a big chocolate and nutty flavors. Good balance.
The texture is softer.
An enjoyable brown ale.

Fatehunter, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

GRG1313, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.04/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a deep, dark brown with a muddy auburn tinge. The light tan head peaks at a finger's width and dissipates rather quickly, leaving behind a broken layer of surface suds and a thin ring around the edge. Small, spotty lacing with little stick.

Smell - Milk chocolate and grain with touches of caramel and earth.

Taste - Follows the nose. Chocolatey flavor that is quickly met by a strong grainy character. Unfortunately it dies off about there, with very little development.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with light carbonation. Slightly watery finish.

Overall - Not very good. Too grainy and with weak flavor development. Tastes more akin to an amateur's attempt at making a brown moreso than a big brewery's year-round release. Will avoid in the future.

TheSixthRing, Oct 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

wrightst, Sep 11, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +12.1%

Mickeyp2814, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

jyacco15, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

NickThePyro, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light brown copper color with a thin head.
Aroma of cocoa, lots of nuts, caramels and licorice.
Flavor with smoked, roasted and nutty malts, biscuit, hazelnut, cocoa, cola and caramels. It has a controlled sweetness. Dry aftertaste with a relatively mild bitterness when compared to its American peers and a long nutty feeling.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
A rounded Brown Ale with no sharp edges and a clear nutty profile. Pleasant beer to drink.

FLima, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Joecaddie
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Joecaddie, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

wrentmore, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Latarnik, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

paulish, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

J_Dub, Jun 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Wando52, Jun 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

starshockey9, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

zestar, Jun 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Iowacraft, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

kerry4porters, Apr 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

ChaseBeer, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, biscuit, caramel, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with toasted nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice combination of toast and nut qualities.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 01, 2014
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Kodiak Brown Ale from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.