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Northern Hawk Owl | Right Brain Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery
Michigan, United States
rightbrainbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GRPunk on 01-21-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
120
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
13.79%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on Oct/8/2015.Pours into an imperial pint glass a dull amber with a thin quick to fade slight off white head atop.Caramel and toasted bread,and big fruity aromas really stand out,a pretty assertive malt forward nose.That caramel and toast are again assertive on the palate,a very bready,and earthy malt base makes for almost an ESB,or at least an American brewed one.I like this beer more than most of the others and Iam a hophead and still really enjoy this beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 16oz can with no date code. Seems to be the case with most Michigan breweries and not properly dating their product. Get with the times. Pours a murky, dark amber with a finger of head that settled to a thin cap. A little bit of lacing is left down the glass. Aroma is a combination of caramel and toast with fruity esters and maybe a bit of floral hops. The problem with a lot of amber ales is that they load up on so much caramel/crystal malt that they develop an artificial flavor. This beer largely avoids that scenario. The flavor is loaded with caramel however with more subtle hints of toasted bread, fruity esters, and a bit of floral hops. A bit of an artificial aftertaste but does not detract from the enjoyment of this beer. Body feels substantial for a relatively low ABV beer and it is very lifely in carbonation that adds to the enjoyment. The overall flavor of the beer is somewhat pedestrian but it has enough character to make this a better than average amber.

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Northern Hawk Owl from Right Brain Brewery
3.48 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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