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Schlafly Sessions American Brown - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
80
good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our American Brown Ale starts with a classic British brown recipe crafted with caramel and chocolate malts for sweetness and color. Then we fortify it with the bold flavor and aroma of American hops.

Like many of the progressive beer styles seen today, American Brown Ales developed out of the culture of home brewing in the United States. Often home brewers would begin with the traditional British brown ale recipe but replace the milder English hops with the more aromatic American varieties.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: nogoodreason on 07-28-2005)
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-10-2013 02:01:09 | More by zeff80
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05-13-2014 13:28:09 | More by JuniperJesus
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

05-02-2014 14:43:15 | More by jadler16
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Once again, my local, in-person trader, tone77 has come through with a CAN in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM)! He finds 'em for me, I find 'em for him - it is a mutual benefit society we have established.

From the CAN: "Bold Flavor Alcohol 5.0% by Volume".

The Crack! unleashed a fair amount of foam so I CANtinued with a gentle pour, trying to avoid massive foaming, I was moderately successful, still ending up with two solid fingers of dense, light-tan head with good retention. Color was more coppery than brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) wih NE-quality clarity. Nose had an interesting admixture of caramel malt sweetness underlain by a minty hoppiness. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, a drawback to these sessionable beers, I have found. Taste was rather sweet, very much toffee and caramel, but the minty hops came through to help it avoid being a total malt bomb. Finish had a clean minty flavor, inducing an Ah! moment. Still, I just felt like it was lacking something in total. It was not a bad beer, but just not my style and not worth returning to.

Serving type: can

04-14-2014 22:32:24 | More by woodychandler
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skubas86

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-27-2014 20:30:27 | More by skubas86
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Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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Boca-X

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drink from a can...I figured If I'm buying a session beer from a can it's because I'm going to drink it on the beach, river, lake or someplace I don't want the weight of bottles or the possibility of breaking a glass container...so my review will be based on it's taste out of a can.

Nothing to report visually except the can is a nice brown/neon green.

Sweet caramel and some malty bread on the nose.

Light mouth feel, medium carbonation, nutty on the front end followed by sweet caramel popcorn. The finish is quick, slightly bitter but fades fast. Left with a pleasant honey bread on the tongue.

Overall not bad for a session in a can...you do get a little aluminum on the first couple of swallows but my buds adjusted. I took this fishing and enjoyed several on the boat...it was nice to have something better than a BMC. That said, this is 5% ABV...most BMC sessions are around 4.2 give or take...there are many good craft beers out there at 5%...why not just put them in a can and market them as a session?

I think Browns are usually pretty boring, as with most Browns this one tasted better as it warmed. Good, not great.

Update: I had a second America Brown in a snifter later in the day...nice deep arburn color, great off white head, mild lacing. Still watery light on the mouth feel but had a much richer/fuller smell and taste...much better in the glass than the can.

I should probably change my rating up a .25 on everything but mouth feel but won't because I will only buy this to drink out of a can when the situation calls for it.

Serving type: can

03-12-2014 22:11:07 | More by Boca-X
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of light malts, a bit of dark bread. Taste is malty, caramel, a bit bready, some sweetness as well. Very sessionable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a tasty and enjoyable beer.

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Missouri

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Missouri

3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A quarter inch of biege foam rests on top of this copper brown beer with excellent clarity. I get caramel and biscuity amber malt in the aroma. I get caramel and amber malt and a nice bitterness from some very complimentary hops in the fade,but they are not present in the aroma. Mouth is pretty light but you get that nice tingle from the gentle hop fade. I've had this before and like how much it offers for a session able beer.

Serving type: can

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Virginia

2.94/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A- a nice clear brown with a heavily carbonated off white head. No retention and slight lacing.

S- little of note beyond a slight hint of sweetness and some earthiness.

T- sweetness dominates without any of the nuttiness associated with this style. More reminiscent of an ESB.

M- no issues here. A thinner mouthfeel but not bad.

O- not a bad beer, but lacking in many of the characteristics that make brown ales good.

Serving type: can

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Schlafly Sessions American Brown from The Schlafly Tap Room
80 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.