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Historical Brown Ale - Picaroons Brewing Co.

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Historical Brown AleHistorical Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picaroons Brewing Co. visit their website
New Brunswick, Canada

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Ivanhoes_Backpack on 02-16-2013

Formerly 104th Regiment Ale
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 5
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3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 64 Oz. Growler

A- Clear Dark brown, almost black topped by an off-white bubbly head. Lots of lacing.

S- Sweet butterscotch/caramel, slightly bitter chocolate, and a subtle nutty aroma.

T- Butterscotch/caramel sweetness complimented nicely by chocolate notes and a soft earthy bitterness.

M- Creamy Medium Mouthfeel with low carbonation

O- From what I understand, this is the first batch of this beer under the name "Histrorical Brown Ale" (formerly 104th Regiment) and I have to say that it is quite good. I'm not personally a big fan of Brown Ale's but I could get used to this one. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness and easy drinking. Hopefully Picaroons decides to bottle this brew once again.

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3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the brewery store.
Pours a clear dark brown color with ruby at the edges and a creamy frothy off white head that displays great retention and lace. Aromas of caramel, toffee, and chocolate maltiness with just a hint of butterscotch and earthy hop to balance. The flavor is rich caramel and toffee maltiness with a fair amount of chocolate notes and some earthy hop flavor and minimal bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy silky mouthfeel. I seem to be a bit better at tolerating diacetyl in darker beers and I kind of enjoyed this one.

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3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Friend brought this back from New Brunswick. From notes.

A - Poured deep amber and bright with good carbonation. One finger of off white head on top left OK lace but no retention.

S - Nutty, malty, butterscotchy.

T - Sweet malt, sugary, sweet, buttery, nutty.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, sweet with nuttiness to finish.

O/D - Decent shot at a brown. Pretty straightforward, but good and along similar lines to what Picaroons have been doing.

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3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

A: pours a glossy brown with a minimal amount of head and very little retention, but it looks like a brown ale should.

S: much maltier than I had expected, and there are aspects of roast and some very mild hops scents there as well.

T: roasts and malts sneak in and then the profile smooths out to a decently balanced British ale.

M: medium carbonation and fullness

O: a good effort on this style by Picaroons. Definitely not an American style brown ale, this recipe is a traditional one from the British and the war of 1812. I'd like to see more like this from them.

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3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Got it on tap in a growlah. Poured into Picaroons glass.

A - dark auburn, little red for a brown. Thin lacing around edges.
S - burnt toffee, some caramel.
T - nutty, brown sugar, earthy finish.
M - medium body, bit acidic.
O - Picaroons claims they're still tweaking the recipe. Overall it's not quite a brown, but it's a solid Picaroons outing. They may be making it into a regular eventually, so further review pending.

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Historical Brown Ale from Picaroons Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.