Cara Java Brown | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States
townhallbrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by morimech on 07-26-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
4.41%
 
 
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Bighuge
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear and dark shade of mahogany/scarlet red. Beautiful. Thin creamy brown head leaves more than adequate amounts of lace as I drink. The aroma is exceptional. Perfect amount of roasted coffee bean with a blend of roasted malts and caramel. Taste brings more of the same. Coffee, caramel and roast. Good combination. The java/roast bitterness lingers nicely just for a little. Body is about medium or so. Solid beer.

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Photo of morimech
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown with a red tint. A large tan head forms and has excellant retention. Large amounts of sticky lacing is left on the glass during consumption.

Aromas of coffee and musty malt. A slight mocha quality exists.

Taste is of iced coffee, the caramel malt adds a sweetness to the overall flavor of the brew. It does have a slight mocha quality as well. Leaves a lingering coffee bitterness in the finish.

Feels a little thin and watery. Carbonation is low.

This beer is for coffee lovers. I could not drink more than a pint or two in a session before I would like something a little cleaner tasting.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub: A softly ruby tinted brown, low glowing, yet bright. Small and light off-white/tannish foam is present when served. Small amounts of lacing are spotted across the glass.

Aroma is quite sweet and maple-y with a low formed coffe noting over a waffle-like doughyness.

Well, even though the aroma was kinda light, the taste of this stuff is remarkably complex in a hugely yummy sweet malt character. Literally, it tastes like sweet Belgain waffles with a ton of sweet maple syrup, then touched in the finish with an oaty sweetness and brief rounded, creamy, coffee roast. Malty rich and thickly set in a heavy handed maple syrup ending with its very nice noting of creamy coffee. Breakfast in a glass!

Body is malty rich and pretty heavy to take in after awhile. Its quite slick, buttery, sweet, soft, creamy, and malt laden like a Doppelbock would be. Its full on liquecence is very nice on the palate with a sweet rounded quality that nearly screams eat me, not drink me.

Wonderful surprise of a brew! Absolutely yummy! And man...This stuff would be phenomenal to barrel age!

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Cara Java Brown from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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