Brown Ale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by NeroFiddled on 11-20-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of WesWes
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a translucent dark brown color with a thin off-white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It boasts of dark crystal malts and no hop scent. It has a malty aroma, but it's nothing to brag about. The taste is good. It has a light, but grainy crystal malt flavor. It's not complex, but it is decent nonetheless. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good drinker despite it's flaws. As far as brown ales go, this is just above average.

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Photo of beernut7
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Braintree location. Brockton Rox Brown was the name listed on the board. I was very disappointed by this beer. Decent color and head, a bit transparent which point right towrd the thinness of the body with the initial sip and all the way through. The flavor is dry with a bit of roast. I usually prefer the drier style of brown, but with the body to back it up. This was last weeks beer-of-the-week and I chose to pass it up for one of the non-discounted brews. This is the only brew here I have had a real down opinion on.

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Photo of Gusler
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm going to assume this their "Road Runner Brown Ale", which I'm sure would taste the same irregardless of the "Rock Bottom" visited.

The beer pours a pleasing to the eye deep garnet to brown color, the head prestigious, and the lace in thick clinging sheets. Nose nutty sweet, caramel, and lightly toasted grains, pleasant enough. Cloyingly sweet start, the top emaciated, with a middling carbonation at the finish that is also beautifully hopped the aftertaste dry.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Clear, deep crimson-tinged mahogany capped by a foamy off-white head that holds OK, falls to a good collar, and leaves some minor lace. The aroma is mildly malty with a soft chocolate note that's very nice. The body is light/medium (as might be expected for the English style) with a lightly crisp carbonation. The flavor is of a limited toasty malt with some caramel and mild chocolatey notes. Unfortunately there's some huskiness which detracts a little bit. The bitterness is balanced on the firm side. I'd expect it to be a little softer considering the limited maltiness, but I wouldn't call it out of balance. It finishes dry with a mild toffee note. An easy drinking alternative to their regular line-up.

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Brown Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.48 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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