Brewhouse Brown | Fitger's Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ZAP on 01-26-2009

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 7
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright brown with a slight haze crowned by a 1" white foam collar. This is toasty brown colored ale with toasted bread flavors and aromas and nice malt flavors. This is a pleasant, drinkable brown ale.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from growler into shaker pint glass. Bottled Jul 1 2014.
A: Pours a clear light caramel brown with a hint of reddish hue. Moderate carbonation produces a 1-2 inch bubbly, fizzy light tan head that fairly quickly recedes.
S: Sweet English caramel malt, toast, and grain.
T: Follows aroma well, but even better, stronger taste. Sweet English caramel malt, toast, and grains.
M: Sweet, smooth, and slightly oily feel. Light-medium body.
D: A solid, but not spectacular brew. Nice with burgers.

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Photo of Redrover
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer was served in a standard pint. It is a very light brown with copper highlights. The beer has a skim of a beige head.

It has an aroma of lightly roasted malts and caramel.

The beer leads with sweet toasted malts. It has a slightly bigger taste than the appearance would lead you to believe. The malts are balanced by some spice (pepper). The beer sweetens even more as it warms. The finish is dry.

The mouth is light and airy. Easy drinker but not one to session as Fitgers has much better options.

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Photo of zeff80
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a clear burgundy/brown color with a small, tan head of thick foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the pint glass.

S - It smelled nutty and of sweet breads. Touched of caramel and floral notes added to the nose.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel, biscuity malts and hazelnut. There was just enough hop bite to cut into the sweet brown ale flavor.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry bite. A light to medium-bodied ale.

D - This was quite good and is worth a try if you like a nutty English Brown.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On cask at the brewpub: A mighty cast of deep opaque brown with the softest of smoothed over foam on top sitting nearly an inch high. Barely white but not quite tan in color the foam keeps its place the entire glass thru. Mega lacing tears at the glass with huge drippy sheets.

Aroma is soft and semi sweet of brown sugar, vanilla, and some nutty aspects as it tends to keep an overall allusive dryness or powdery puff of baked goods on the nose.

Smooth taster of simple yet subtle complexities to lots of creamy nuttyness with a slender and tamed sweetness with hints to roasted malts and whole grain toast. Being pulled from the cask has created a very enhanced creamy tone and lofty smoothness that lends itself to one heck of a quick drinker.

Body is soft, delicate, and quite creamy smooth within a somewhat lighter medium body. The loftyness among the light sweetness is airy but lengthy as the nutty flavors ensue thru the mid ranges and floats of with a tender roasty sweetness of fresh warm toast.

This stuff drinks down way too easy, especially from the cask. Major enjoyment and imbibing to be had with this one!

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Photo of ZAP
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is simply put an awesome brown ale with a lot of nutty characteristics...very easy drinking and very flavorful..the nuttiness dominates but there is also a sweet flavor that I am having a hard time pinpointing..some caramel and also some roasted malt notes....this is easy drinking and lighter bodied but just loaded with flavor...

I could drink this all day every day it is that good...

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Brewhouse Brown from Fitger's Brewhouse
4.04 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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