Brown Ale | Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
New York, United States
davidsonbrothers.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,812
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
108
pDev:
11.91%
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

Pours out a fairly clear brown almost deep red color. Decent looking off white head from the pour that holds a nice layer. Spotty lace.

Weak aroma. Fruity esters with almost a mineral lager thing going on. Don't really get any of that nutty malt I get in the taste.

The taste is mostly sweet nutty malt, some biscuit, with the same fruity and mineral esters found in the aroma. Hints of brown sugar. Actually not as terrible of a taste as the aroma suggested, still nothing to write home about.

Light bodied, bitey carbonation.

Good drinkability is really all this beer has going for it. Not something to seek out.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a glossy burnt amber almost close to a brown color. Sly transparency weaves about. Finger’s worth of white foamy head roamed here and there. Semi-sticky lacing, kinda messy. The aroma starts off with the normal qualities of an English Brown ale, sweet toffee rich to nutty character. The flavor leans sweet and smooth. More toffee than expected, but decent. Sly crisp sweet nutty to toffee aftertaste. Sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fantastic sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to barely hit. Just really moves really nicely on my tongue. Overall, just a tad lighter in color than expected, but everything else is right on for the style.

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Photo of scootny
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Lovely clear light chestnut ale with a light tan head. Not much lace but a thin covering stays on top. Nose is sweet with caramel and light toffee. A healthy English fruitiness from the yeast sits atop the aroma of warm bakery rolls and hearty breads. Mild earthiness from the hops mixes with a faint mineral edge. Taste is spot on for the style.Light in character, rich in flavor and complexity. Caramel,toffee, bread and light nuttiness. Hops are firm but not overdone and make for a clean dry finish. Classic mineral qualities along with an excellent yeast fruitiness makes this a true English style brew. Feel is light and crisp, with mild carbonation and weight. Low abv makes this a standout session ale. Superb drinkability and satisfaction make this one a real winner for fans of English ales. Drink cool not cold to enjoy the full flavor.

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Photo of Darwin232
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of MikeDL
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SickGnar
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light to medium brown and ambery, dark-orange when held to light. Clear with a storm of bubbles rising briskly to the fair-size, light-tan head. Good retention and okay lace.

S: Mostly nutty with bits of roast, caramel, & malty sweetness. Also a slight minerally edge. Just a soft touch of diacetyl. Some light esters & a soft leafy hop background note. And interesting, inviting, and reasonably expressive nose.

T: Quite a bit sweeter than the nose with a fair bit more caramel (just a touch buttery) & fruity esters (apples, pears, and a hint of light plums). Nice malts – nutty, softly roasty, with a bit of toasty grain to provide the base. Floral and leafy hops come through in the end and stay in the finish along with a lingering sweetness.

M: Just a hair over medium body with carbonation about even. Seems a touch bigger than the abv would imply. Stays quite sweet and a bit sticky for a smaller beer.

D: Quite nice. More Southern Brown in style than Northern. Less bitter, less nutty & roasty, more estery, sweeter, and with a lower abv. Well crafted with an interesting mix of flavors and aromas that work well together. Perhaps not the usual brown. But it is super drinkable and I like it.

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Photo of scottg
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer in a pint glass poured at Caroline Street Bistro in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Poured a light brown/coppery color with a small white head, moderate carbonation with little to no lacing. Strong aroma of malt, caramel and toffee. Sweet maltly flavor up front which mellows out to a smooth, slightly hoppy finish that coats the mouth nicely. Goes down very easy. An solid example of an English Brown Ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.9/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of plaid75
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light brown, amber streaked hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured soft malts and a flowery hop.

The taste consisted of a light chocolate, a touch of smoke and a floral hop. A bit light flavorwise.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall an easy drinking light brown ale.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A first offering from this Northeastern local brew...not bad at all...

The most appealing aspect of this beer is it's look. A very unique, copper-ish colored beer, unusual in my book for a brown ale. The least appealing aspect was it's odor - or lack thereof. Try as I did, it was completely bland on my nose. No hints of anything, which was surprising as it had a very robust and rich mouthfeel to go with a bold, crisp taste. On that alone it probably is one of my more favorite brown's, regardless of the score I end up giving it here. Overall, a solid beer with a great look and very good taste.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Brown Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 108 ratings