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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): 7.50%

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

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Photo of yuenglingunited
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

- Pours with a tall, tan head.
- Colour: dark dark brown... almost black.
- Aroma: slight caramel or REALLY faint coffee notes
- Taste: Very carbonated\fizzy mouthfeel. Hard to get around the fizziness to really taste, but can detect some smooth, malty flavors colliding with dark chocolate bitterness. After allowing to sit for 20 minutes, the carbonation started leaving and those flavours, along with some alcohol tastes came through.

Bottom line.. not sure if I just got an overly carbonated bottle or if all are like this, but after allowing to sit it was a very tasty brew.

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Photo of LeftyBWS
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. brown bomber into a Sam Adams pint glass.
A: Most noticeable is a huge amount of gushing tan head that forces small pours to avoid overflow. The beer is a rather dark burnt brown color, with very little carbonation visible. The head leaves a slippery sheet of foam along the sides of the glass.
S: Sweet and malty, but also with some noticeable oily hops. Also some scents of chocolate and woodiness. Overall, a tad sterile/metallic.
T: Smooth and malty at first, with a tingling of sweetness. Some bitter flavors in the middle, almost hoppy. This changes very quickly, though, and the finish brings in a smooth chocolatey flavor that does linger for a bit.
M: Creamy and fluffy at first, because of the head. A bit heavier in the middle, and the finish is filling and with a small amount of underlying carbonation and tingly feel.
D: Pretty good. Definitely a "big" brown ale, though.

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Photo of beerphan
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber -> nonic
No date: First Release 2007

Pours a light chestnut brown with an overflowing head that only allows about half a nonic pour to avoid overflow. The lace settles down to a lopsided pillow and leaves gobs and sheets of lace. Carbonation is robust and active.

Nose: Roasted and chocolate. Some burnt coffee tones. Rich. Hoppy floral twang at the end.

Smooth mouth that finishes dry, chalky. Dark malts are apparent and well done. Chocolate, coffee, and a nuttiness that is quite sweet. Light bitterness on the chalky finish. Let this beer warm up if you put it in the fridge, you'll be amazed at the characters that emerge as it warms.

Go Steelers, last weekend in NW.

When VooDoo by Rusted Root came on Sirius I knew it was time to get down with the brown. Glad I did.

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Photo of jasonm
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a nonic. Nice artwork on the label!

A - Pours a dark, but clear, brown with mahogony tint. Overflows with a huge tan colored head of dense foam. BIg bridal sheeting on the sides of the glass.

S - Big roasty aroma. A slight vegetable aroma, but spicy, like celery salt. Bittersweet bakers chocolate and roasted coffee. A touch of orange peel hoppy bitterness.

T - The big roasted malt presence from the aroma carries over into the flavor as well. Big roasted coffee bitterness. Finishes with an assertive green grassy hop flavor.

M - Light bodied, almost airy with its carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.

D - A nice brown ale with an assertive roasty character. Nice drinkability. I dont know what the ABV is on this but it doesnt drink like a beer over 6%.

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