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Burly Brown - Stevens Point Brewery

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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 17.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wheatyweiss on 04-09-2009)
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Point "Burly brown" brown ale: Pours a huge, whipped, light tan head that is unexpectedly persistent. Floral hops overlaid upon a sweet malt aroma; though the confluence almost smells sour. Deep burnt umber, ruby color is gorgeous. Starts with a dry hop bitterness on top of sweet malt that has a caramel like aspect, a quick flash of metallic (not in a bad way), and the bitterness dominates to a medium bitterness. Finish is malty with notes of caramel between the hop bitterness.

Okay, so I *HATE* this style of bier...but this is impressive. It's very well balanced. I love how the hop bitterness plays against the sweetness of the malt. Normally, either the hops are too bitter or the malt is too caramel, but this just nails that balance for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 01:22:31 | More by TheSSG
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Entree: initial nice taste / mouthful

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Having drank Cabin Fever brown ale from New Holland prior to, just not desirable flavorwise.

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Part of the winter variety pack:

Pours light to medium brown with a rather quickly vanishing head. Only a few dots of lacing stick.

The smell is of dark toffee, hint of nuts and slight roast.

The taste is of sweet toffee and a hint of subtle nuts, The sweetness is balanced by mild roast and a bitter-ish touch in the finish.

It is lighter in body than expected, could be creamier, but it is smooth and easy to drink.

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Burly Brown from Stevens Point Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.