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Janet's Brown Ale - Russian River Brewing Company

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Janet's Brown Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 9
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.92% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 08-19-2009)
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-02-2013 00:45:03 | More by CurtFromHershey
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Standard brown ale, maybe a little cleaner looking than some, minimal head. Good chocolate and citrus hop aroma here, enjoyed the juxtaposition of aroma you don't normally find.

Same neat meld of flavors you don't normally come across together. Nice carbonation buzz at the back of the throat. Nutty, toasty are good descriptors. Something complex, yet pretty easy to drink. Still not going to be something I clamor for given so many awesome options at RR, but nonetheless, when you can make a brown ale so complex and tasty, damn, its like they can do no wrong.

06-08-2011 18:15:01 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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azorie

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-05-2012 20:36:13 | More by azorie
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-08-2013 00:20:27 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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fthegiants

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-13-2014 03:58:55 | More by fthegiants
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Booman

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

11-15-2011 03:31:54 | More by Booman
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emilylee

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-10-2012 18:24:35 | More by emilylee
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SamuelR

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-30-2014 21:39:35 | More by SamuelR
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MiScusi

California

4.47/5  rDev +15.2%

Growler purchased on 8/29, kept cold and consumed 9/12.

A- dark dark brown- but the liquid itself is clear on closer inspection. A light tan frothy head forms nicely.
S- Hops hit immediately. They are of the woodsy variety.. a bit of pine, grassy, leafy... earthy but green is how I would describe this hop aroma. Lightly roasted malts of the chocolate and crystal variety accompany all this.
T- A great mix of strong and bitter hops and a toasty body. Some chocolate character is present but it doesn't reach the roasty level that you can detect in porters or stouts (good). Green aggressive hops shine just a bit more over the dark body.
M- This growler was still around 80% or so of it's normal carbonation and the body felt medium and slick. Definitely in the right zone for this beer, it was thin enough to drink easily but not too thin.

Overall- a good beer that combines two great flavor profiles, one from an aggressive hopping, and another from the chocolate and caramel of a traditional brown ale. Nicely done, no wonder Mike McDole says this is one of his most popular beers.

09-13-2009 17:12:06 | More by MiScusi
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-06-2014 19:33:45 | More by mc4z
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rowbow

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-06-2014 16:31:57 | More by rowbow
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-23-2014 05:41:33 | More by Ajlvt
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jbhollis1180

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-01-2014 16:36:32 | More by jbhollis1180
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jonbonfon

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-07-2013 04:15:57 | More by jonbonfon
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n2185

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16%

01-18-2013 21:26:28 | More by n2185
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jsanford

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-27-2013 20:09:36 | More by jsanford
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cdean801

California

4.5/5  rDev +16%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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largadeer

California

3.53/5  rDev -9%

On tap at the brewpub. Beautiful clear pale mahogany brown with a thick off-white cap.

Lot of toasted malt on the nose. Some fruitiness, toasted nuts and licorice. A bit of raisin.

There's a surprising amount of licorice on the palate, along with toasted malt and light nuttiness. It's too sharp and dry for a brown, and quite bitterness in the finish. A clean beer, but I didn't care for the malt profile.

11-28-2010 22:22:40 | More by largadeer
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-09-2014 16:52:14 | More by dannyfayy
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California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-06-2013 00:01:57 | More by danwho
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ms333

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-02-2014 20:06:49 | More by ms333
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clubarsky91

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-18-2013 18:31:35 | More by clubarsky91
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-25-2012 22:38:59 | More by rbrefbeerman
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arash1000

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

12-27-2012 05:49:40 | More by arash1000
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Janet's Brown Ale from Russian River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.