Outta Town Brown - Beer Camp #39 | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by drummstikk on 02-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by MrTopher:
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this at Ladyface Ale House in Agoura CA.

A: Dark rich brown color, so dark that you couldn’t see through it. Thin tan head when served from the draft, dissipated rather quickly but left a nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Smell was of roasted malt, almost like that of a brown ale, but it was more dark roast. Had some fruits, but they were subdued. And had the toffee aroma similar to a brown, but with a little hop sent also.

T: This beer doesn’t let down in this department; a lot of smokiness to this beer, there was some fruit but I couldn’t pin down which fruit it was, also had some good woodiness and chocolate blended together, that just added a little more character. Had a little of the toffee flavor, but also a little hop kick at the end, this was really well rounded and executed perfectly.

M: Well balanced for a beer I thought was a brown but is a smoked. Would pin this one right in the middle, doesn’t leave any bad aftertaste in the mouth.

O: Wish the would add this to the next Beer Camp Mixed pack, this beer is fantastic, and has a great amount of complexity that one would enjoy from a beer like this.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Blue Palms. Poured a muddy ruddy brown, some depth to it. Aroma of the cherry wood, toasty malt.

Taste, more cherry, ample smokiness, this is both unique and good. I don't like brown ales, and when I do, they are usually just simple hopped up browns, this one got my attention primarily through the cherry, smoke and wood flavor nicely absored and integrated by the malt presence the beer brought to the table.

Imparts a slight chocolate feel as it warmed, giving way to toffee. Hope to find this in a bottle, was told it was going to happen, but you know how bartenders are, they're the equivalent of hair salon gossippers.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken at Blue Palms 3rd Anniversary Party on 8/13/11.

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Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Brown pour, kind of muddled appearance, quite the rarity for Sierra Nevada. Aroma hit some brown malt, cherry and hickory woody aspect with small amounts of smoke, gettin complex in here.

Taste dropped smoky goodness, if you're all about wood varietals impacting a beer, this is prolly your jam.
A little bit of chocolate malt going on.

An adventurous and complex brown, gotta recognize that. Well done.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Blue Palms

A: The pour is dark brown in color with a finger of khaki colored foam.

S: As with many brown ales, it starts off with a lot of nutty and toasted malts. There is plenty of sweet bread and caramel malt, along with substantial toffee. Pretty mild hops, mostly earthy with just a light roast.

T: Toffee starts things off and gives the beer a nice sweetness. Of course, lots of nut flavors going on here. There are mild roasted malt and coffee flavors along with hints of caramel and molasses.

M: The body is medium, as is the carbonation.

O: The flavor on this beer was quite nice. A solid brown ale, and much better than Tumbler.

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Photo of drummstikk
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big, chocolately, and smokey. Dry spicey flavor from cherrywood, and lots of warming alcohol flavor. Decently assertive hop bitterness, with pungent hop flavors (from Brewers Gold and Willamette). A tangy bready flavor, and some dark caramel flavors from Special B. Malty flavors from yeast, and slight phenols from the smoked malt.

Sierra's printed stats accompanying the beer:
Bittering hops: Brewers Gold & UK Challenger
Aroma hops: Willamette & Brewers Gold
Cherry Wood Chips
Malts: Pale 2-row, Caramel (60L), Smoked & Special B
OG: 18.2P
FG: 4.1P
54 IBU

The malts list must be incomplete, because this beer has a distinct chocolatey flavor. Indeed, the listed malts would hardly produce a brown ale -- there must be some roasted malts present.

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Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brown was tasted twice and the second time it was richer in taste. I found it smooth, semi sweet, complex, good malt mouth-feel. I tasted roasted malt tone with hop character on the backside. Dark brown in color, i detected a balance of toasted toffee and hop aroma. decent creamy head. Somewhere i found a slight coffee finish at would also pair well with many meals on a cool winter's night.

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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Outta Town Brown - Beer Camp #39 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 10 ratings