175 Beacon Brown Ale | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerVikingSailor on 07-30-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 17
Photo of Hoptometrist
2.87/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served from the bottle into a shaker glass.

A- Poured a dark reddish brown with a very small off-white head that left no lace.

S- Brown sugar, nutty, and bready notes. Smells like a pretty good and traditional brown ale.

T- Light nutty and bready flavors, but overall it tastes watery.

M- Very thin and light bodied, fizzy carbonation, and watery.

O- It smelled like a pretty good brown ale, but the mouthfeel and flavor are lacking.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Very transparent (not on a personal level). Small tan head, but hangs around.

Aroma - Not much here. Some roasted caramel malt and roasted nuts

Taste - Better than aroma, but still kind of weak. Slightly nutty, toffee, kind of sweet

Feel - Pretty thin. A little too much carbonation.

Overall - Very average brown ale. Not bad, but nothing I would grab again. One of my least favorite offerings from a very solid brewery.

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Photo of chinchill
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.
Pours clear brown with a decent head.

If refrigerated, this must be allowed to warm a bit whereupon it has a pleasing malty aroma and a relatively rich malty flavor. Hnts of toffee, brown sugar and dark fruits but very good bitter-sweet balance.

Feel: rather lively.

O: recommended.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a good example of a style I am not overly fond of.

It pours pretty brown with nice lace. The aroma is also good for the style. The taste starts off ok but seems to get bland after a while. It is a nice easy drinking balance. Not to malty and sweet.

The aftertaste is clean. Overall this brew started out good but does not really hold up ell, but it is very sessionable.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

from a 12 oz bottle, this brown ale pours a very light reddish brown clear color with an off
white head of foam that dies down to nice pools and light lacing. The nose is light caramel
malts and a very light nutty aroma mixed with a bit of hops. The taste is extremely nutty,
almost a walnut like taste with a roasty background, very little sweetness to it. Hops keep
it lively on the mouthfell with HIGH amounts of carbonation. A solid session ale. Light
bittering on the aftertaste. Decent.

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175 Beacon Brown Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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