Wynona's Big Brown Ale | Voodoo Brewery

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Wynona's Big Brown AleWynona's Big Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is named after a song that sparked the idea to make this ale. Brown ales seem to be there, but not really there, do you know what I mean? Well that won't be the mistake with Wynona! Voodooed out this style and add more that's what we say. Hoppy and smooth hints of chocolate and tons of brown malt to let you know it's there. Try the brown, You'll be Happy You Did!!

Added by WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
321
Reviews:
117
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
53
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 321 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of BB1313
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours brown with ruby auburn hues; small khaki head that fades leaving nice retention and nice lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Hints of chocolate and cocoa powder leading the way. Subtle hints of coffee and vanilla in the mix. The flavors basically follow the nose. More chocolate and cocoa. Hints of toffee, caramel and vanilla. More hints of coffee. Solid malt backbone. It's not too sweet at all. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. Slightly fluffy and pretty smooth. Easy to drink.

This is a solid brown ale. It's a nice traditional example of the style. It's not flashy, but it's still enjoyable. It doesn't drink like a big brew. Not bad at all.

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Photo of Thomcoastal
4.71/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Once opened, the scents of carmel and malts are the first thing that hits your nose. The pour is beautiful, a smooth not too airy nor too flat head with a rich brown clear liquid. The flavor is clearly leaning toward a smooth mouth feel and taste. The finish is without any after-taste.

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Photo of cdclark81
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep brown in color with a bit of copper. The beer has a nice head on it with good lacing. Very malty smell, and I feel like I'm picking up some type of oat or grain, which is weird. Rich, malty taste typical of a brown ale. Though it's an imperial, it's only 7.5% but does have a stronger bite than normal brown ales. Very good beer.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Looks just like cola. A thin fizzy head that disappears in a flash matches
S: There's definitely coffee there, lots of brown malt but I keep getting something cola-esque throughout
T: This is unique. I kind of like it. It's like a spinwheel of coffee-Coke-Pepsi-Dr Pepper-brown malt over and over with notes of each cola
M: Thin, carbonated, what's the theme again?
O: I don't love this but I would definitely drink it again since it goes down easy and would be great to drink when watching a game or with friends when beer isn't the focus

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Photo of travelguy
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jtw21
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeWard
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass. NO freshness dating.

attractive red-brown body to begin with, but the last ounce muddied the waters a bit, making it chocolate (or muddy) brown. small off-white head, no lacing.

solid malty brown ale aroma.

strong brown ale taste, slightly meaty. a faint fizziness to it.

medium on the mouth, good and meaty on the finish.

overall, good solid brown ale. nothing exceptional about it, but it delivers what it's supposed to.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcpat1993
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mike_enola
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark brown color with a 1/4 inch of tan foamy-head with decent lacing.
Smells of molasses, toasted caramel, nuts, bread and roasted malt.
I can taste the hops but very subtle, offering a mild bitterness. Very earthy, toasted malt and some caramel flavors as well. Nicely Balanced. Overall A definite go to for solid brown ale. Well done.

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Photo of curlybird
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zonian1
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wingnut93
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of coffee, some brown sugar. Taste is malts, brown sugar, light coffee, not nearly as much as the aroma indicated. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of NomadDawg
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brother_rebus
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmaskell33
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikr
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of White_Whiskey
2.55/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rogerlb
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Quite brown and opaque, no head to think of. Aroma is bread, some chocolate as others have said.

Taste is thin brown malts, a cola consistency along with a nuttiness. Wet toast. For a brown this is pretty good but almost too easy to drink you don't really notice.

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

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