Kodiak Brown Ale - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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3.84/5 rDev +5.5%
Bomber > Pint Glass
A - Amber brown two fingers of tan foamy head with medium lacing.
S - toasted grains, caramel malts, some roasted hazelnut, light earthy hop tones.
T - Sweeter on the malt, but you get a decent nutty quality, definitely some mild earthy hop notes that help balance it out.
M - Creamy, yet semi-dry.
O - A good drinkable brown ale.
11-29-2013 04:06:58 | More by Omnium
3.14/5 rDev -13.7%
22 ounces of Alaskan brown ale to drink. On to the beer:
A half-inch of creamy head sits on top this dark brown beer. The retention on top is good and some strings of lace work around the glass. The aroma is decent with the potential to be good, as it shows a pleasant nutty yeast and a kiss of toffee. Regarding flavor, the profile is more bittersweet (not literally). There is that brown ale nuttiness and sweetness which I like in my brown ales, but in Kodiak Brown, there's also a dose of offsetting graininess and even a note of cardboard. The potential is there, but is not realized.
11-03-2013 01:22:37 | More by DoubleJ
3.66/5 rDev +0.5%
Dark brown with some ruby tones also. Tan head is small and fades quickly leaving some minor lace.
Smell is mild caramel.
Taste is toasted malt sweetness with just enough hop bitterness to suit the style.
Mouthfeel is thin and carbonation is fairly low. which makes this an easy drinker.
Overall a tasty beer with no bad qualities. Relatively low abv. helps make more than one an easy choice. If you enjoy Brown Ales you should give this a whirl. Quite tasty.
10-09-2013 05:41:31 | More by Spikester
4/5 rDev +9.9%
On tap. Pours brown with foamy beige head. Aroma is of bready malt and dark fruit. Body is medium, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of bready, nutty malt, herbal hops, brown sugar and dark fruit. Finish is medium lasting, semi-dry. Delicious Brown.
09-05-2013 22:23:46 | More by mikeg67
3.95/5 rDev +8.5%
Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, ruby-tinged chestnut coloring with a low profile, dense, light, tan head that settles into a filmy surface coating. Aromas of roasty nut sweetness, hints of Kahlua, and an earthy character. Flavors are very sweet forward, but remain light on a crisp body. Nutty sweet, hints of caramel, roasted notes, and an earthy highlights. Tangy sweet aftertaste with roasty linger, the beer has a slick, clean finish. Very easy to drink, but rich and robust throughout.
07-14-2013 22:57:14 | More by GarthDanielson
3.8/5 rDev +4.4%
Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear glass tumbler. No freshness date. Purchased at Oliver's Beverage (Albany, NY).
A: Dusky brown with short 1/2-finger light beige head with decent retention but no lacing.
S: Smells of fresh dark caramel malts and chocolate rye bread greet the nostrils followed by herbal, honeysuckle, and light citrus and piney hops. No yeast character discernible. A fairly hop-forward brown ale.
T: The flavor is not quite as nice as the aroma, although there's nothing really wrong with it and a lot right with it. The bready caramel maltiness carrries this along nicely with a very prominent chocolate note. The hops are more subdued than in the aroma, but they still contribute mainly piney and light citrus notes to an otherwise malty beer. Bitterness is light-to-medium. Faint cocoa in the aftertaste along with some caramel.
M: Fairly light in body with fine carbonation that layer this beer on the palate nicely. I wish this had a bit more body without any additional sweetness.
O: A fine example of the American brown ale style with a nice hoppy twist on a chocolate laced brew.
07-04-2013 01:41:03 | More by argock
3.96/5 rDev +8.8%
Not sure where everyone is getting the "can" I got the 22oz bomber from halftime beverage for 7 bucks.
A - Off to a great start full 1/2 inch of mocha head with excellent lacing, Color is a deep brown hue far from pitch but very clear.
S - Sweet malts, some brown malts, a touch of chocolate and a bit of bittering hops.
T - Warmed up this beer is excellent the hops and malts meet pretty well with little metallic twang. Chocolate malts and brown malts are apparent sweet but light. I like it.
M - Medium bodied, somewhat chewy as expected for the style.
Overall to pull the trigger again I would rather get something more local but this is a nice introduction to Midnight Sun. Maybe someday I will pull the trigger on there 12+ dollar pumpkin stout. It's been a personal tick for a while but I don't usually spend that much regardless of where it's coming from...
06-29-2013 05:24:37 | More by DrDemento456
Kodiak Brown Ale from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.