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Pig's Ear Brown Ale | Woodstock Inn Brewery

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Pig's Ear Brown AlePig's Ear Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.55/5
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415 Ratings
Pig's Ear Brown AlePig's Ear Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
woodstockinnbrewery.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Medium bodied with a balance of roasted and crystal malts creating a hearty nutty flavor. Medium bitterness with a slightly sweet finish.

25 IBU

Added by UnionMade on 09-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,085
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
415
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
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Photo of AlexandreValert
1.83/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The taste is really basic without body and an acidic aftertaste.
It was the first and most probably will be the last.

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Photo of rusty3335
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of CharlesK
2.06/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of OzmanBey
2.16/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.2/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appears a ruby brown mahogany tone with a large light cream head leaves specks of uneven lacing not too impressive but the head has decent retention overall looks like a nice brown. Aromatics a bit like cider with tart fruit notes coming through the moderately roasted malt additions that also bring mild chocolate and a woody tree bark barrage mild herbal hop additions noted mild and tame for sure. Flavors really clash the acidity of the tart character overrides the roasted malt and mild sweetness it should offer I’m never big on this style but I think this one’s poorly made. Pretty astringent yet it seems it hasn’t turned it’s just how the flavors came together after production, which is weird. Mouthfeel is medium bodied really coats the palate and it sticks around sadly I might have to go brush my teeth but the carbonation was moderate and flowed well just the lactic character that sticks to your palate ruins it. Drinkability not so much as Borat would say I’m going to stick other beers from this style when reaching for a brown ale pass on Pig’s Ear from New Hampshire.

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Photo of Jslay013
2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of DCav
2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of ExtraStout
2.34/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Had this on tap at the Mount Washington Inn. Appears a ruby brown mahogany tone with a large light cream head leaves specks of uneven lacing not too impressive but the head has decent retention overall looks like a nice brown. Aromatics a bit like cider with tart fruit notes coming through the moderately roasted malt additions that also bring mild chocolate and a woody tree bark barrage mild herbal hop additions noted mild and tame for sure. Flavors really clash the acidity of the tart character overrides the roasted malt and mild sweetness it should offer. Mouth-feel, just plain watery. Drinkability not so much. as Borat would say. I’m going to stick other beers from this style when reaching for a brown ale pass on Pig’s Ear from New Hampshire.

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2.39/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this in a variety 12-pack on sale for $10 at Beverage King in West Lebanon, NH. Best by date of Sep 2010 stamped on the label. Poured into a chilled pint glass.

Dark brown brew reveals red highlights against a bright light. 3/4" of dense tan head settles slowly to 1/4", sticks around quite well, generates some lace. Thick syrupy sweet smell, toffee, a bit of fake fruitiness. Taste is a bit like burnt toast and nuts, a muddy smoky bite in the finish. Lackluster, meh. Has the mouthfeel and tacky sweetness of mediocre extract-based homebrew. Reminds me of every disappointing house brew I've ever tried.

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2.45/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

poured into a nonic glass from a long neck brown bottle with a twist-off cap.

Very nutty aroma with some carmel and chocolate also some notes of dark fruit. A good,clean aroma that's a bit on the faint side.

Bittersweet,tart tastes,the maltiness in the nose seemed to disappear in the taste. Fruity tastes,sour with a very slight burnt carmell taste. No doubt made in the english style, just lacking in the taste department.

A light mouthfeel,grainy texture,slightly watery. Goes down easy had a bit too much roughness to be real drinkable the sourness was also a bit much.

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Photo of Getjiggy
2.48/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PaleAleWalt
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of fermentedbarley
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of soxandbeer
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of hunteraw
2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Received from barleywinebrewer in the Little Guy BIF. Two of the beers he shipped spoiled in my garage while I was in Hong Kong (shame on me for not storing them properly), so I was glad to discover that this one (the last bottle) was still okay.

Appearance: deep brown, dark leather kind of color, clear, smallish head, little retention.

Smell: malty, slightly cidery.

Taste: Tangy, with some roast and caramel. Excessively tart, actually. If I hadn't had the recent experience of trying two beers that had *really* gone bad, I might wonder if this one had too. Finishes on a dry, cocoa powder note.

Mouthfeel: medium body, carbonation fine.

Drinkability: Mediocre.

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2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Brad007
2.65/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a mild brown color with a thin head. Aroma is kind of malty and chewy. Taste is similar except that it's slightly thin on the tongue. It has a dry mouthfeel and the malt shines through somewhat. Not impressive enough for me but it's still solid.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.68/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

rom a 12 ounce brown bottle - Pours a reddish/brown with a small 1/8 inch head. Smells of malts, mild hops and spices. First sip has some spicy notes, nuts, malts and a nice bitter finish. Fairly light bodied, carbonated well, not too bad, not too great.

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Photo of Sinnian
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of cjs61679
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheBirdSanc
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of TheHumanTorch
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Svendozen
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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Pig's Ear Brown Ale from Woodstock Inn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 415 ratings
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