Boscos Hillsboro Brown | Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.
Tennessee, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A classic English-style Nut Brown Ale. Sweet and malty with the nutty flavor of chocolate malt, this beer is flavorful yet easy to drink.

28 IBU

Added by Brent on 09-26-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Tone
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark amber color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight alcohol, and slight hops. Fits the style of an English Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and thick with a low carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight toffee, and slight coffee. Overall, a really good brown in all expects.

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Photo of ryrad23
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Served up a bright, clear, amber-brown body topped with an ivory-hued head.

Smell: Credible maltiness with apparent notes of caramel, brown sugar, nuts, toast, as well as darker malty notes of mild-mannered coffee and chocolate. Some faint estery hints, too.

Taste: Goodly malty brew with varied nuts of brown sugar, heavily toasted nuts, lightly caramel, and even some coffee and chocolate. Scantly estery with a low fruitiness. Pinch of herb, lightly bitter. Malty, smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A charming, fittingly malty, English-minded ale.

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Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Hilltop1215
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Brent
3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As with just about every English brown ale (described by the brewer as a nut brown), this beer is quite reserved and mellow. Nonetheless, it does incorporate a nice chocolate malt note. About average body, and would be a good choice to offer a beer novice to show what Newcastle could be. A good choice as "background beer" for a meal.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate chestnut brown color with a slight off white head. Nose brings a slight nutty character as well as some lightly roasted malt. Taste is light caramel with hints of nut. Slight flavors of toasted bread. Mouthfeel is fairly light, with the body bordering on medium and having a fairly light amount of carbonation. Not a beer I would go out of my way for, but wasn't a bad pint.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
2.65/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at the brewery in Nashville on our way to Ocala, Fl.

A: light copper color, no head
S: light roasted malt, caramel
T: decent but again (like Stone Beer) lacking character, good roasted malt but lack depth
M: good, crisp
D: okay but on the lighter side

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Boscos Hillsboro Brown from Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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