Brown Ale | Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

Brown AleBrown Ale
BA SCORE
3.62/5
106 Ratings
Brown AleBrown Ale
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,249
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
106
pDev:
12.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of OWSLEY069
1.96/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clean copper color with a light tan head. In the aroma, s a faint sweet chocolate roast. In the taste, a faint and thin taste of a sweet chocolate roast. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry chocolate in the aftertaste. Does not not look brown, focused on chocolate, however faint and watery, eh!

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Photo of JRed
2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Cola colored with off-white head. Aroma of cola, cocoa, earth, cinnamon. Tastes of cola, cocoa, cinnamon, hazelnut, light hop presence, earth, mild medicinal. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of logicalparadox
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jimbotrost
2.97/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

purchased 3/04 and sampled 8/04. The pour is of a ruby to brown hue with a full creamy off white to brown head. Nose shows it's age with overly sweet malt character, is lacking the hop balance. Flavor starts out sweet and stays there. Body is light and fizzy and finishes with a mid length return to malt. This would probably be a great beer fresh, but still a good beer

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Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cestlavie
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of timoteo833
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Giantspace
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.02/5  rDev -16.6%
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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Photo of jdhilt
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an off-white, three-fingered head, fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Deep, rich amber color. Malty nose. Starts with a light sweetness and finishes with just a hint of bitterness not quite as good as Shipyard's brown (they are the contract brewer). Was supposed to be drunk by April 04. $1.80 for a 12oz bottle from Oliver's Beverage Albany, NY.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.09/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off tap at the brewery this beer was a clear, orange-copper color with one finger of beige head. The retention was ok as a collar and the lacing average. The aroma was barely discernable; hints of toasted malt were all I could get. The flavors were toasty and malty but light overall. I tasted toasted malt and a nice note of lingering nuts but the bitterness provided by the hops was not properly counter balanced by the malt (some sweet malt would have helped a lot, in my opinion). The body was medium/light, the carbonation light and the mouthfeel smooth. Could be easily drank with most foods but the flavors fell rather flat for a stand-alone brew.

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Photo of SmithyAlan
3.12/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of smi69
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of pjkelley82
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Dougwillhike
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of JohnNasso
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Jumski
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of devilfluff
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of larrynevins
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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Brown Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 106 ratings
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