Brown Bird Brown Ale | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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3.75/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States
captainlawrencebrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after the little birds that fly by the brewery looking for grain after the weather turns cold, this was originally to be a Fall/Winter seasonal. Clearly we underestimated the market for this smooth and malty brown ale, and we have decided to keep it for year round enjoyment.

Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 05-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,692
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
123
pDev:
11.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of beersheetz
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of mrfreakybig
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Captain Lawrence is a local brewery for me, so when I saw their bottles start to appear in stores, it was an exciting discovery. So, I bought a six pack of this one, which I had never tried before. It pours a great, deep brown, sort of burned caramel color, with a fantastic aroma to match. It’s thick, it’s malty, and very, very good all in all. I figured the Brown Bird would be a good beer, but it was better than I expected.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear dark ruby brown with a one finger off white head. Not very much visbile carbonation. Head dissipates in a minute or so and leaves no lacing.

S: Roasted malt, chocolate and a nuttiness dominate the aroma. Dark fruits, hazelnut and a hint of vanilla.

T: Pretty balanced brew, not overwhelming with flavor but certainly enjoyable. Chocolate malts take the lead, slight bitterness. Rounded out with a roasted malt aftertaste. Good english brown characteristics.

M: Fairly light on the tongue, on the lower end in the carbonation department. Pretty easy drinking with the low abv. Something to session with.

Overall another tasty brew from this impressive brewery. The aroma is the best and I wish the flavor was kicked up a notch or so to match.

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Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: When held up to the light, this beer appears clear very dark amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that gradually died down that gradually died down, leaving large wispy patterns of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of nutty and toasted malts in the nose; smells of chocolate also become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of chocolate, nutty and toasted malts in the nose.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a flavorful brown ale that is easy to drink and would probably make a good accompaniment to a burger.

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Photo of alexgash
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Clear ruby chestnut body. Fat finger of creamy, dense, light peanut brown. Nice lacing. Toasted grains, singed caramel, nutty malts, and a bit of rummy fruit. Nice!

Nutty, toasted malt up front. Tobacco and scorched caramel figure into the middle palate, along with light roasted coffee, a little dark chocolate, and maybe a hint of hazelnut. Toasty, herbal bitterness throughout, but it doesn't get in the way of the malt. Lingering caramel and caramelized fruit malt in the finish. Moderate body with a slightly over-carbonated, gushy feel. Still, a very nice brown ale.

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3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alpinebryant
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First I have had of this out of a bottle, unfortunately it is way overcarbonated coming out of the bottle. I have had many growlers of this that were much smoother / less carbonated.

A: Overflowing massive light brown head coming out of the glass, body is a light chestnut brown in color.

S: Great brown malt aroma mixed with light English / Sterling hops . TIny bit of chocolate aroma coming through as well.

T: The flavors are mostly based off a gently roasted english brown malt flavor. Also with a minor hopping, to broaden the flavors coming out of here.

M: Overcarbonated and fizzy. I have had better mouthfeel on this beer off draft and growler.

O: I still enjoy this beer, but would much rather have it off draft. I am sure once the carbonation issues have been figured out, this will be just as smooth. It would be a shame if they didnt.

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3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: clear; medium brown - lighter at the edges; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a thick collar; nice lacing;

S: roasted grain; nutty; caramel malt;

T: follows the nose; almost no bitterness until the very end;

Medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: easy drinking; really nice example of the style;

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3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brown Bird Brown Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 123 ratings