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Peter Brown Tribute Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Peter Brown Tribute AlePeter Brown Tribute Ale

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very good

555 Ratings
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Ratings: 555
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 14
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Peter Brown Tribute Ale is malty American Brown Ale, brewed with molasses, brown sugar, and hopped with Cascade and Centennial. It's just the way Pete would have wanted it.

2009 California State Fair - GOLD
2009 North American Brewers Association – GOLD
2006 Great American Beer Festival® Brown Porter – BRONZE
2004 Great American Beer Festival® Brown Porter – GOLD

(Beer added by: xlperro on 09-06-2003)
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of SmashPants
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: a big solid 650mL brown bottle with an okay semi-macro label.

Appearance: pours out a dark brown with highlights visible against the light. A tan head pops on the top with good retention and lacing.

Aroma: heavy caramel and molasses dominate here with a touch of balancing earthen hops.

Taste: plenty of milk chocolate with some roast coffee behind. Some brown sugar and molasses add to the ensemble.

Aftertaste: a touch more brown sugar on the finish, but very little bitterness from the hops to meter it out.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a lower- to- moderate carbonation. Quite smooth in texture, but I think it could have done with a tad more carbonation.

Overall: a good combination of rough coffee and smooth chocolate, with some sharp molasses and brown sugar. The only thing holding this brew back for me by far is the price of AU$13 a bottle. A bit steep...

SmashPants, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of tedho21
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

tedho21, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jtoledo04, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

NickTight, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ACB, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Dylanjf, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of Tom-Peters
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Tom-Peters, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

tommy5, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

bump8628, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

AndrewMichael, Dec 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

humulusphile, Dec 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

leprakhan, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JohnBender, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of TwoBeers
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

TwoBeers, Dec 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

NonicPanic, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

tbryan5, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Texasfan549, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Morakaton, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

mmilyko, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Mr24601
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down my favorite beer I have ever tried. I made an account just to review it. It's been in my head for months...

The flavor is rich and interesting. It mixes the tastes of caramel, coffee, and nuts in a very smooth drink with a wonderful aftertaste. The alcohol content is also pleasantly high.

Mr24601, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of jrnyc
2.53/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this at a local restaurant, not one I would usually pick up but gave it a try. Came out in pint glass, not sure if this came from bottle or tap.

The appearance was outstanding, dark with beautiful head. But it basically had no taste. Finished about 1/4 of it and that was it.

Can't recommend this one.

jrnyc, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark mahogany brown color with three quarters of a finger of off-white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer,

Aroma: Very malty and bready with strong notes of chocolate and molasses.

Taste: Again, very malty, but with some notes of roasted barley. Some smokiness, which is nice, but not overpowering like a rauchbier. There’s also notes of chocolate and caramel. Slightly sweet in the middle, finished with some slight hoppy bitterness. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium thin, slightly watery. Hardly no carbonation. With an ABV of 6.3%, there’s just a very slight hint of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Very solid brown ale. Very tasty, nicely balanced and very easy to drink. I’d be very happy to have this beer again.

Jeffreysan, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

KevinGordon, Oct 29, 2013
Peter Brown Tribute Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.