Ybor Gold Brown Ale | Florida Beer Company

Ybor Gold Brown AleYbor Gold Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.43/5
65 Ratings
Ybor Gold Brown AleYbor Gold Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States
floridabeer.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PhantomVodoo on 04-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,690
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
65
pDev:
12.83%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 40
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3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejwright02
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MightyMonk
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of rings
2.54/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It pours a hazy orange in color with almost no head. The nose is malty sweet, with a trace of hop bite to finish. It’s non-offensive, but does possess a tinny malty finish with slight medicinal notes. As a session strength beer, the body was relatively light and very drinkable. Admittedly, this beer was probably six months old and no longer in its intended state, but still, this is a brew with an identity problem.

While it’s not lousy – I had a couple of them to be sure – it certainly isn’t any of the things indicated by the little graphic chart or the label. It would probably more closely resemble a märzen or Vienna style, if it were a lager (which it may well have been), but it’s certainly not what the label implies.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't get what the gold part of this brown ale is. It looks brown with a current or red running through it. Aroma was typical unexceptional brown ale wood and malt.

Taste, a mild brown, it was smooth. No hops, probably comes close to fitting that lame traditional 4% session definition or whatnot. Doesn't tire the palate out with much heft, alcohol or hops. Usual stuff, nutty, caramel, toffee in here.

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3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a copper brown color, fairly light. Very little initial white foam, with quick dissipation. Smell is lightly nutty, hints of caramel.

Taste is lightl sweet, barely crosses to sour but holds. Clean, little carbonation. Coffee and nut notes.

Overall a decent brown brew.

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Photo of scooter231
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish brown, rusty color, some head that disappears quickly, no lacing. Looks a bit thin. Nose is sweet and malty, sliiiightly nutty. It's quite potent, actually. Also getting a little bit of alcohol in the nose, as well as some prunes.

Taste is a little muted compared to the nose, and finishes with a bitter hops flavor. I was hoping for a liiiittle more after the nose.

Mouthfeel is a lil thin, a little sudsy. Over all, this is pretty drinkable- goes down easy, isn't overpowering, probably a good session brew.

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Photo of badbeer
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear brown with an off-white head, little retention and lacing. There are some very sweet malt and toffee aromas going on in this which I found to be pretty good. First taste is a little light, but some nice sweet flavors come through quickly and finishes with a bit of nutty flavors. Medium carbonation and body. Thanks to Degarth for the bottle.

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Photo of GbVDave
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to neubernie for the hook-up!

Best before 5/11/08. Waaay past the best by date!

A: Pours a faintly hazy golden brown color with a small and bubbly off-white head that leaves just a touch of lace.

S: Nice nutty aroma, with a healthy helping of caramel, coffee, and chocolate.

T: See above. Toasty malt, caramel, chocolate, nut, toffee, earthy hops, and coffee.

M: Crisp and full with a nice coating sensation. Slightly prickly hoppy finish.

D: Pretty good and darn sessionable. Given that this was about 7 months past the best by date, I was expecting this to be drainpour. This beer, however, aged especially well. Nice surprise!

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Photo of Portertime
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one out of the Ybor mix pack. Sreved it chilled in a pint glass. Poured a thin looking brown color with a wee head. Smelled had some caramel malt in there and some very mild citrus malts and a kiss of toffee in the background. Taste was a little thin but still that caramel malt and kind of like used coffee grounds. Needs a little more complexity.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance :Amber colored , with a small creamy head...Very nice.

Smell: Some far caramel and grains.

Taste: Caramelized, hops very present, some kind of sweetness.very Nice.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Very nice to drink not any kind of hard taste. I would love to this beer again

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Photo of AgingWarrior
2.65/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Purchased this as part of a 15 beer assorted Ybor package.

Poured a dark amber color, lighter than many brown ales. Approximately one finger of off white head with some lacing.

The original smell is light and sweet with a trace of caramel malt and hops. The taste is much lighter than my favorite brown ales and has less body. More hop taste than malt. The mouth feel is okay, but nothing special. The finish leaves me wanting to rinse out my mouth. I won't throw it out, but I wouldn't purchase it again.

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Ybor Gold Brown Ale from Florida Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 65 ratings
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