Wynona's Big Brown Ale | Voodoo Brewery

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Wynona's Big Brown AleWynona's Big Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
his 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

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of mscudder
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a pint.

A - Deep mocha hue with a one-finger khaki head. Fair retention with little lacing.

S - Chocolate, bitter coffee, toffee and caramel malt. Sweet, even for a brown.

T - Milk chocolate is the dominate taste here, bitter coffee is in attendance. Roasted flavors blend nicely to make this a unique brown. I question how close this is to a milk stout though...

M - Creamy medium body with light carbonation.

O - This is a fine example of a brew that is better than the sum of its parts. A brown which combines a creamy body with some good flavors, without being overly robust.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich brown with a mocha head on top. The head is dense but not tall.
Aroma is quite porter like which I wasn't expecting and robust.
Plenty of roasted malts aroma.
taste is similar, with a rich roasted malt taste. Not overly pronounced butr lighter then a porter.
Drinks thick and creamy.
Surprizingly good with desent flavor.

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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Stone Grille in York, served in a goblet chilled.

the color is dark brown translucent with light tan head with very fine bead.
The smell is malt with caramel and toasted odor with light fruity yeast aroma with mild toffee-like scent. The feel is very good lots of malt complexity and medium carbonation with subtle dry finish and mild alcohol.

The taste is very good with malty toasted taste with sufficiently toffee-like and caramel sweetness with light coffee/cocoa and hint of dried fruit in the light woody realm with mild roast in the finish. Overall a pretty enjoyable brown, plenty of malt and a nice amount of alcohol. Very easy to quaff.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into Rastal 0.3L. no bottled on date.

A: relatively clear, moderate brown hue. head is a shade of brown, but otherwise very white. retention is quite good, as is the lacing.

S: dark chocolate, a bit of coffee. there is a decent amount of American hops sprinkled in with what is otherwise mostly all-grain aroma-wise. really roasty, smells similar to a porter.

T: roasty and chocolaty both at the beginning and especially at the conclusion of the sip. slightly astringent. a little soapy? finish is bitter before turning to more astringency. more chocolate.

M: moderate amount of carb on a very medium, almost full body.

D: a good drinking, strong brown ale. good/great aroma, good flavor. the astringency is almost too strong as I wouldn't hate for a little softer malt profile to keep things biscuit and a bit rounder. not bad non-the-less.

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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a darker brown with a full head that disappates to mostly a rim around the glass. Clean filtered. Aroma is darker malts, brown sugar and maple syrup. Flavor is much of the same - good quality brew. Good balance - not too thick for the beginning of spring, but not too thin to give some heartiness to it.

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Wynona's Big Brown Ale from Voodoo Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 314 ratings.
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