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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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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 11-25-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

MNBeerGeek, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

BeerOps, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Wally1912, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of jkroese
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jkroese, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

freewill35, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Allurex, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of DIM
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%

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
Photo of Beerswag
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Beerswag, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of LarryMyers
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

LarryMyers, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of BeerIsland
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%

I had a flight of JH beers; the Colonial Cream as well as the Spiker and West Indies. The Cream was easily the best of the the three with a nice appearance and decent aroma. It's a complex tasting beer with a good finish and easy on the palate with all that alcohol. First time tasting of this line.

BeerIsland, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of WaterCzar
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

WaterCzar, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, high carbonation, red-brown in color, cloudy

Smell: toasted malt, toffee, and oak

Taste: big oak and toasted malt, brandy, light vanilla and nut

Mouthfeel: heavy body, sweet with oakiness, high carbonation

Overall: A good complex, oaky, brown ale. Best beer from this brewery that I have had to date. I would get this again.

tigg924, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Beersnake1, Oct 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Beerlover, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of dragomni
4/5  rDev +8.7%

dragomni, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of JennyFury
4.65/5  rDev +26.4%

This beer is pretty sweet. I like it. Nice and smooth. 83 is too low of a rating. Dummy beer snobs be like I don't like this shit cause it not exclusive enough. Dummy's don't know. Give it a try. Taste good. You wont be disappointed. Very nice. Das it.

JennyFury, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of RockAZ
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Great beer for $5 ! Sweet, toffee caramel creamy taste with a nice wash at the end that was a little dry and grape like. 1st half of the 750ml bottle was alone, 2nd half was a chaser for Courvoisier and a nice white scotch which it handled very very well. This was an interesting beer, many have tried to use the brandy oak barrels for seasoning and the result has not turned out as well as this one. Wish I could say more about it, I do recommend you try it if you have been interested in any of the barrel aged stuff. Would love to try this on draft.

RockAZ, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

JT99125, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%

Pours chestnut brown with a thin creamy head that holds up well. Ample lacing sticks.

The smell is of bourbon and brown sugar - slightly roasty.

The taste is of bourbon mixed with a solid brown ale character. Slightly roasty, sweet brown sugar with bourbon/vanilla spicing.

It has a creamy, smooth full body. Alcohol is relatively well-hidden, with some peppery notes.

This is a nice sipper!

jwc215, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +8.7%

A: into a pint, poured a deep dark brown with highlights of orange; couple of fingers of tan head clung a bit to the glass with finely bubbled sheets

S: vapors of brandy, sweet malts, musky herbs and earthy fruits

T: rich earthy malts, caramel sweetness, hints of dark fruit, cinnamon sticks, and cold weather holiday spices, chewy fruit cake-like bread

M: medium-weight, slick, slightly coating, faint stick in the corner of the mouth

O: a nice beer combining aspects of cream and brown ales - interesting, and a worthy drink, but depending on your personal palate, may or may not be a beer you'd go back to.

Greywulfken, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

acurtis, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

djrn2, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

75 cl

Pours a deep amber with a yellowish head, fairly fine.

Smell of nuts, mildly sweet fruit, and oak.

Oakey flavor with some hints of brandy and a creamy element. Something like plums in there too.

Medium to full body with a mild creamy carbonation. Alcohol is masked fairly well.

A pretty decent and interesting ale, doesn't feel as strong as it is but packs a bit of a punch as you go through it. Worth trying.

Cylinsier, Jul 31, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Samaurer23, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

hinemk76, Jul 28, 2013
John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.