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Charlie Brown | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by oline73 on 06-13-2012

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Photo of oline73
2.35/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I had this on-tap at Capone's during Philly beer week. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark brown color with some red showing up when the light hits the beer. There is a layer of fluffy off white head with great retention.

Smell: Very mild overall with some malt sweetness. The smell is a bit medicinal and not particularly pleasant overall.

Taste: Sweet malt with a tart note and some medicine/band aid type flavors. I'm getting a weird pepper like spice along with a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I'm not sure if I just don't like this beer or if this wasn't what they were aiming for. I'd try another just because I enjoyed everything else I've had from this brewery.

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Photo of waddellc2
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of xnicknj
3.22/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured from firkin into taster at fox and hound

Pours a chestnut brown color with a crop of tanned head on top. Dissolves into some spotty lacing with little retention.

Nutty and malty in the nose with some hints of chocolate and caramel. Soft residual sweetness and light roasty notes.

A bit sweet up front with nutty tones and chestnuts. Some chocolate in the malt with some soft warmth and caramel sweetness. Very bready towards the back end, which finishes pretty clean.

Medium body, lighter carbonation, creamy and slick on the tongue. A pretty solid brown ale, but it doesn't quite stack up to most of the other beers I've had from them.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a light brown body.
The aroma is mild grain and molasses.
The taste has a mild sweet start with a nutty backend.
The texture is thin.
It has great flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown with hints of red. 1/2 inch head, mild lace.

Chocolate, slight caramel and a bit of floral hops I
In the nose.

Smooth chocolate, malted barley, grass and floral hops combine for a smooth, rich taste. Very nice, moderate body.

Very very nice brown ale. If you find it on tap, give it a go!

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Charlie Brown from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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