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John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale - Cold Spring Brewing Co.

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John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale
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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cold Spring Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 11-25-2012)
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3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruits, and a slight brandy aroma. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average better with a better smell than taste in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 02, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

The Spelunky drinking game can easily get out of hand... Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-brackish sienna topped by a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises toasted caramel, toasted coconut, buttery biscuit, and light wood. The taste holds notes of toasted oak, toffee, bad brandy, and light grass. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, an okay beer, but one that just doesn't utilize the brandy spirals very well, and one that seems to ignore the possibilities of the style blending (what was the point of that, anyway?).

TMoney2591, Dec 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

a: This was a murky brown; served to me with a thin, short lived head.

s: Vanilla, sugary booze, sweet bread, and some woody astringency.

t: Sweet and boozy overall. Some earthy/peaty malts and a little caramel take a back seat to sugary liquor, sharp vanilla, and plenty of lingering woodiness.

m: Gently carbonated and medium to light body.

o: Not sure about this one. Apparently a cream/brown ale hybrid? Okay but I won't revisit.

DIM, Nov 12, 2013
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John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.