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Antler Brown Ale - Barley Creek Brewing Company

Antler Brown AleAntler Brown Ale

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54 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%


Brewed by:
Barley Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-05-2002)
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 39 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Ralphs66:
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Ralphs66

New York

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

So, I'm sitting at the bar at Great Wolf Lodge...and there's a craft beer available....how psyched am I. Wait hold on, I'm half way through my draft and I'm realizing that this beer sucks. Brown water, head completely gone, absolutely NO nose whatsoever and I guess it tastes like something akin to beer. Damn good thing I brought two growlers of Captain Lawrence to keep me company as the kids frolic in the water park from hell....

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2011 18:04:30 | More by Ralphs66
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In general, I’m not a fan of brown ales. I think they are… well… kind of boring. ANTLER pours a rich mahogany brown that lets off some red tones when held up to the light, and is a bit more visually appealing than many brown ales I’ve had. It’s capped with a fluffy off-white head that dissipates pretty rapidly and leaves just a bit of lacing behind.

Taking a whiff, there is just not too much there. There is some nice maltiness, and a bit of nice medium body to the aroma. The taste is a pretty average brown ale flavor to me; the malt has a medium balance to it, neither too dark and astringent nor too light and golden. There are some hops on the back end, not much bitterness, and almost no hop aroma to speak of. The flavor has just a hit of nut – like walnut or hazelnut – and a very mild caramel undertone, which I wished were more pronounced.

ANTLER is pretty thin and smooth, with very light carbonation, and not nearly as substantial as it looks. The body of the beer was not too much heavier than water, which for many would be a good thing; this makes ANTLER a very easy to drink beer, if this is your style. For me, brown ales are just not something I really enjoy, and ANTLER didn’t do too much to change my mind.

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This poured out on tap at the Tally Ho in Bethlehem a few years ago. The beer was a clear brown color with no head on it really. Looked a lot like brown water. The smell of the beer had a slight nutty aroma and some malts. The taste of the beer was faint, not too much going on it there. It tasted like it had some brown sugar in there. The mouthfeel was thin and had a decent amount of carbonation to it. Overall its a mediocre brown ale. Not too much to rave about really.

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A: Tea brown, with a fizzy and short lived head. A little trimming of lace left behind.

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Antler Brown Ale from Barley Creek Brewing Company
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