Peter Brown Tribute Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dwilson01:
4.13/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
poured from a bomber into my brewery tours of san diego pint glass. A nice finger of tan head, creamy composed of small bubbles and leaves nice lacing. The body color is very rich, a saturated dark brown that just looks great.
The scent is grainy and molasses right off the bat, I get caramel as well as brown sugar (you might say caramelized brown sugar).
taste is sweet but extremely balanced as well, full flavor to be sure. There is a nice nutty quality to it as well from the toasted malt which I think is what balances the sweeter caramel, sugary flavors with a savory toasted whole grain/nuttiness.
The full flavor is reflected in the mouthfeel, it's full-bodied but seriously extremely smooth to drink. Creamy, sweet savory and just extreme mellow qualities in this beer have combined for a great brown ale. If you're the "new castle is too sweet for me" type then give this one a shot, you won't regret it.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2010 06:29:18 | More by dwilson01
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3.89/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a deep molasses or maple syrup brown body with ruby hues beneath the generous tan head which slowly dissolves to leave a constant sticky lacing about the glass.
Sweet brown sugar and molasses float from the glass as advertised. Perhaps some dark fruitiness like plum is there as well. There does not appear to be much of a hop presence, perhaps some earthy notes but that's about all.mm
The flavor is a bit sweeter than the nose lead on with intensified brown sugar and molasses with a hint of maple syrup. There is a dark bready malt quality as well- like marble, with a biscuity quality but the beer finishes as sweet as it started.
On the fuller side in body with generous carbonation and a sweet, smooth finish.
A nice example of the style overall, not just specific to American Browns. I would argue that despite being a west coast brew it really borders on the English style if you swapped out the nuttiness for sweet sugar, but no real hop presence I could detect.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 22:26:49 | More by CHADMC3
Peter Brown Tribute Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.