Doryman's Dark Ale | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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153 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States
pelicanbrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
14 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 5.8% by volume
Bitterness: 42 IBU
Color: 33 lovibond

Added by NeroFiddled on 04-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
153
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.65%
 
 
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6
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Photo of Bitterbill
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by July 27, 2014.

It pours brown with reddish highlights, a good 2 finger head of foam that shrinks slowly, leaving almost a complete layer on top of the beer.

The smell is a mix of roasted malt, a hoppy bitterness that almost borders on being fruity, and some notes of sweet malt.

In the taste, there seems to be a nice balance amongst the smells I noted above. It's very smooth and tasty and very easy to drink. I just reviewed another Brown Ale that was more assertive with the hop bitterness and I liked it a lot, but this is JUST as enjoyable, in different ways.

On the light side of medium bodied, on the lower side of medium carbonation, the mouthfeel is good.

A very nice well made brown Ale. I enjoyed it.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Photo of mactrail
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Quite a tall head in the Pilsner-style glass and the brew is a handsome chestnut color. Excellent retention on the whipped-cream foam. Plenty of suds in the mouth with a tangy carbonation. Not much aroma.

Moderate malt body. Roasty, toasty flavors with a dry bitter edge. Flavor is on the grainy side. Some sharp sensations of nearly blackened malt and acidic hops. Some may like the edgier style, but I don't get much hop flavor. Some caramel in the bitterness with a persistent herbal aftertaste.

This is drinkable enough, but for me it's a scratchy and bitter brew with harsher nip. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Doryman's Dark Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
3.85 out of 5 based on 153 ratings.
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