Peter Brown Tribute Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tyanow:
4/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I love a good Brown Ale but it takes a very special specimen to get high marks from me. The only A I know of is the Hazlenut Brown Nectar from Rogue. That is a specialty beer and not a session drinker. Pete's Brown is a Session beer. Sweeter and more typically American than something like a Samuel Smith Nut Brown but more palatable and delicious than say a Nautical Nutbrown from AleSmith.
This is what American Brown Ales are supposed to be. Pours dark brown with a frothy beige head. Smells sweet and bready, but not heavy. Tastes as it should. Rich, light but present hop with mellow and taste bud pleasing sweetness. Medium body, great mouthfeel. If you love brown ales, British or American, enjoy this gem.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2009 03:24:03 | More by tyanow
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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.