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Big Cypress Brown - Magnolia Pub & Brewery

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Big Cypress Brown
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 18.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magnolia Pub & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: chugamugofsud on 05-15-2004)
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Photo of t0rin0


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-22-2012 02:23:06 | More by t0rin0
Photo of largadeer


4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

Cask at Magnolia. 3.7% ABV.

Appearance: Imperial pint. Dark brown with slight clarity. With a low level carbonation, the small head settles down to a thin film pretty quickly.

Smell: Nice toasty melanoidin malt character with notes of butterscotch and stewed fruits from the yeast. Only mildly sweet, but nice and aromatic for a low ABV beer.

Taste & mouthfeel: A pleasant mix of butterscotch and toasted malt on the palate. The yeast character is very English, contributing buttery and fruity flavors along with a bit of green apple. Noticeable diacetyl, but it suits this style of beer quite well. Light bodied, verging on thin but not quite there. Finishes with toasted, lightly roasted malt bitterness but little in the way of hops. Very enjoyable.

04-26-2011 17:19:11 | More by largadeer
Photo of RblWthACoz


3.88/5  rDev +6%

This is a smooth ale with really excellent earthy and malty brown ale tones. They're not all up in my face, but they're subtle and provide nice accents. The feel of this beer is extremely smooth with what seems like virtually no noticeable carbonation. Which makes for an unusual kind of elixir feel, I want to say.

It's a nice ale, though I feel like it would have been better with food. (I'm drinking it after my meal.) But with such a low abv and a nice profile, you can't go wrong.

P.S. Without looking at the BA profile, I'm wondering if this would be classified as an English brown ale. (I was writing this on my phone.)

07-30-2012 05:09:37 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of HopHead84


4.47/5  rDev +22.1%


On tap at Magnolia.

A: Deep brown with a faint red hue. The head is a finger of cream.

S: Baked bread and biscuit with a light sweetness. Big nut profile and a light earthiness.

T: Nutty with toasted biscuit and a faint butteriness. Malt is complex and rich. The finish is smooth and nutty.

M: Lower medium body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky.

Overall: An awesome English brown. Highly recommended if you're a fan of the style.

08-14-2011 18:21:54 | More by HopHead84
Photo of TurdFurgison


4.13/5  rDev +12.8%

Had on tap at the Magnolia brewpub. The color was chocolate brown with a nice tan head. The aroma is mostly chocolate and roasted malts, and the flavor was dominated by chocolate. Good carbonation and mouthfeel, I think this was better than most American Brown Ales. Like a chocolate beer.

07-23-2006 14:18:55 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of GraduatedCashew


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-28-2013 15:58:34 | More by GraduatedCashew
Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.35/5  rDev -35.8%

Tap@Magnolia Pub and brewery, San Fransisco- pretty sweet and thin, some toffee and nuts, grainy texture. Not a big fan of this one, and really can't say too much more about it. Its a shame i didn't likem the beers here, coz the brewpub was quite nice and friendly.

09-17-2004 10:54:33 | More by rastaman
Photo of elNopalero


4.29/5  rDev +17.2%

This pours with a malty dark caramel color. There’s a sharp, roasty note on it. Each sip opens up with a slight malty sweetness balanced by a sharp roast. It’s lightly bodied, and a surprisingly delicate brown ale. One of the better brown ales I’ve had.

05-25-2013 04:55:16 | More by elNopalero
Photo of augustgarage


3.43/5  rDev -6.3%

On cask at the brewpub. This batch weighs in at 3.7% - served in a nonic.

Auburn body, very dark but with ruby highlights. Bright finely carbonated ghost white head leaves a thin skin and a thick collar.

Smoked speck, gristle, faint diacetyl, roast malt, and vague coffee notes in the nose.

Light roast malt, coffee, chicory, and cherry pits on the palate. Hints of lactic tartness perhaps. Smooth bread crust finish...I was waiting for a nut flavor to emerge but it never did.

A nice enough but somewhat bland session ale, which compares poorly to some of their other offerings.

09-09-2010 02:20:40 | More by augustgarage
Photo of jmccraney


2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

03-22-2014 21:38:04 | More by jmccraney
Photo of donniecuffs

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -13.9%

Poured chestnut color with a thin off-white head, poor retention, and modest lacing. Smelled of nuts, toffee, and earthiness. The taste...and feel...was on the thin side, with some caramel, toffee, leaves, and nuts all apparent, and leading to a somewhat earthy/nutty finish. Modest carbonation and, again, very thin. Possibly thin enough to session, but the aura of leaves was too distracting for me.

08-03-2010 21:13:55 | More by donniecuffs
Photo of clickpush


2.65/5  rDev -27.6%

Pour: draught to pint glass. The beer's a very dark brown with a small off-white head that doesn't leave much behind in the way of lacings.

Nose: Very heavily roasted malts. The smell almost seems like the malts have been overcooked and has an abrasive quality to it that I don’t' like.

Mouth: A lot like the smell, only in the mouth it's worse. Flavors of roasted nuts and an unpleasant smokiness up front with a burnt toast swallow and aftertaste. Weak mf and pretty boring, if not unpleasant.

08-09-2006 19:42:28 | More by clickpush
Photo of baiser


3.78/5  rDev +3.3%

A mild brown ale from Magnolia. On cask in a 20 oz pint glass. Nice roasty aroma, coffee, sweet malt and slight hoppiness. Nice light, fluffy mouthfeel. Alot of flavour for a light beer. Only downside is the slight sour after taste that lingers. Overall, a pretty drinkable brown.

01-09-2006 05:28:17 | More by baiser
Photo of chugamugofsud


4.65/5  rDev +27%

This offering is an American-style brown ale with special English brown malts. The beer is a deep brown with a small, dark frothy head when it comes out. It smells of chocolate, caramel and smoked/roasted malt. The taste is supberb, this beer gives subtle hints of caramel, chocolate, deep malt and the right measure of bitterness. This beer reminds me a lot of Bell's Best Brown Ale and is one of my favorites both at Magnolia and out of the brown ales I have had. Every swallow is very drinkable and deep in taste, I simply loved it. Big Cypress has English finishing hops in it to add "an earthy aroma and flavor." A great effort.

05-15-2004 15:59:11 | More by chugamugofsud
Photo of derekrick420


3.88/5  rDev +6%

The batch that I had came in at 3.7 ABV.

A: was very dark for brown ale (my brother thought it was a stout)

S: Smell was very nutty, had that classic toffee smell

T: I have had alot of brown ales lately and this one had a nice finish to it in comparison to some of the other recent pours I have had

M: The feel was exactly what I wanted from a brown ale, it was light and yet held enough of the flavor to be a very pleasant sensation

O: Overall, this is a good session beer

06-10-2013 16:45:29 | More by derekrick420
Big Cypress Brown from Magnolia Pub & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.