A-Town Brown Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company
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Reviews by gbarron:
3.68/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From a 12 oz. bottle at Turner Field during a Braves game. Pretty much the only local micro you can get at ballgame in Atlanta. Red Brick and Atlanta Brewing Co. was one of the first, if not the first, local micros to be created following the passage of the law making it easier for micros to exist in Georgia back in the early 1990s. Had this beer alot when it first came around and now again 10 years later.
A - deep amber to almost a light, honey colored brown, slight chill haze. Head is very nice, light tan, very thick layer of tight bubbles. Head retention is excellent with average lacing.
S - sweet, toasted, toffee-ish malt aroma dominates. Light notes of tangy, flowery hops. But this one is one tilts to the malty side. Smells like a nice brown ale.
T - toffee malt sweetness is initial flavor. Chocolate, roasted nuts, caramel. Fairly well balanced with flowery hops, but with a slight metallic flavor that I don't love and seems to come from the hops. One the malty side, similar to Newcastle, maybe even a little more malt.
M - medium bodied brew, carbonation appears average. A little sweeter and more malty and chewy than Newcastle.
D - not a bad beer and a good local backup. A decent interpretation of brown ale.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2006 17:43:48 | More by gbarron
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Cloudy chestnut with lumpy whipped cream tan head.
Flinty grain nose with peanut and chocolate.
Nutty granary loaf with some definite malt tartness, slight earth, and orange bark hops.
Do-si-dos finish and lean linger.
Light to medium, slight cling, smooth.
Chocolate-covered peanuts! An easy brown that never thinks of being an IBA. Silky body is the best feature here, if a touch lightweight for the strength.
A bit plain, but can't find any flaws.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2013 11:04:20 | More by StJamesGate
A-Town Brown Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.