Bad Penny Brown Ale | Big Boss Brewing

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Bad Penny Brown AleBad Penny Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by atsprings on 04-17-2007

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Ratings: 358 |  Reviews: 110
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of dfswan
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Being in Raleigh, I can get this beer fresh both from local taps, as well as from the bottle. On Tap is not surprisingly smoother than the bottle.

Not too rich
Not light
A bit of hopes, but not too bitter.

All in all, a very good American Brown ale!

If you're in NC, Have a Bad Penny on tap. I think you'll enjoy it.
(Sweet Jose and Old Town are also great local Brown Ale's)


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Photo of seydou
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bottle into a mason jar. Disappointing brown, tepidly see-through, with some good sticking power of the offwhite head. Smell is not overpowering - don't get much of anything. Taste is mild, malty, very drinkable. A good session brown.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark, ruby-highlighted, hazelnut coloring with a thin, bubbly, light tan head. Aromas of roasted nut sweetness, woody characteristics, and some light, sweet cream highlights. The nose is subtle, and it takes some getting in there deep to pick up characteristics. Flavors are very sweet forward, with an overall roasted character giving way to a blend of nut, chocolate, and subtle toffee notes. Very sweet characteristics, but remains light and drinkable. Roast characteristics build towards the end of the palate into the aftertaste, and are joined by a subtle, mild bitterness. The body is light, and slightly effervesced by the carbonation. The finish has a sweet linger, with a subtle bitterness that provides a clean and dry finale. Very easy to drink.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Bad Penny Brown Ale from Big Boss Brewing
3.6 out of 5 based on 358 ratings.
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