Peter Brown Tribute Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by markaberrant:
3.35/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A - very dark, just short of black, some light passes through, looks clear, thick mouse-like tan head
S - beautiful caramel notes, hints of toffee and milk chocolate, light herbal hop
T - rather "lean" tasting, not much sweetness, a light bit of hazelnut, the dominant flavour is some earthy/herbal hop, but even it is quite light, virtually no aftertaste. Taste improves marginally as it warms (though I serve my beer relatively warm to begin with), get more dry hazelnut in the aftertaste. The flavours are good, just muted.
M - fairly light body, combined with the mild flavours comes across as watery,
D - the flavours are just too mild to get excited
The aroma is incredible on this beer, but unfortunately it is far and away the best thing about this beer. Boost the crystal malt to give it some body and sweetness to round things out. The flavours are great, but I feel like I have to strain myself to taste anything.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2009 23:02:16 | More by markaberrant
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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.