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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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84
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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 11-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 20
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4.67/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of RockAZ
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jwc215
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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!

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4.46/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean orange-ish brown color with a light tan head. In the aroma, caramel, milk chocolate, and a sweet brandy flavor. In the taste, creamy caramel, milk chocolate and a small sweet brandy like presence. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry oak and sweet cream in the aftertaste. A touch sweet, but really nice!

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.