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Thai Peanut | Right Brain Brewery

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3.69/5
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53 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brown Ale fermented with custom blend of peanut butter, thai chili peppers, coconut flake and oil. Yes its hot! It has Thai chili peppers. Pad Thai in a pint.

Added by tectactoe on 06-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,769
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
53
pDev:
15.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
9
Trade:
1
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Photo of DanGeo
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tectactoe
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Oak Cafe. Pours a dark-ish shade of brown; completely opaque in the middle with some translucency only at the edges where some red tints are shining through. The quarter-inch head settles quickly to a thin, tan collar. Some light sheets of lacing are left at the top of the glass. Pretty decent looking for a brown ale.

Nutty-centric in the aroma, and at first, it's more of a straight-up "nut" aroma, rather than peanut butter. However, with some time, some buttery and cocoa sweetness from the malt joins in and gives off more of the creamy peanut butter vibe. Peppers of any kind or any thai-like spices are subdued, almost to the point of being nonexistent. The cocoa nib-like aroma is stronger than any kind of pepper.

Peanut butter is definitely the biggest proponent in the flavor profile; creamy and lightly sweet with a touch of balancing bitter roast from the malts. Surprisingly heavy chocolate-y presence for a brown ale; I'm wondering if some type of chocolate product wasn't also used as an adjunct? There's even a light touch of char and smoke on the tail end... unique and different, that's for sure.

I still really don't get any chilies or peppers in the flavor, either. Many chile beers don't inherit much flavor from the peppers, rather just a burn on the back of the tongue. I'm not even getting that. Maybe... MAYBE just a slight tingle near the latter half of the beer. But you could tell me this had no peppers in it and I'd believe you. Thin-medium bodied with ample carbonation and a slick, wet mouth feel.

Different, and not the best peanut butter beer I've had, but not that bad, either. I like the attempt at something different, and I never thought I'd say this, but I wish the peppers were kicked up a notch or two. Solid, but something I'd probably pass up if I saw it again.

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Photo of acurtis
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Acuity
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of l2oguel_emming
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of TWStandley
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dental
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCdevyl78
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HardyA
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.62/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

An undoubtedly odd flavored beer but it does an excellent job of capturing the Thai Peanut smell and flavor with a slight kick of spice at the end too. Well worth another try.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Sample at EBF 2016 Brown sugary caramel malt with a light nuttiness. Big earthy spicy pepper aroma and flavor with a moderate to high level of heat. Decent beer.

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Photo of Jack74
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Sweet peanuts on the nose. Initial taste is exactly that- sweet peanut sauce. Then the spice hits you. Fairly hot, but you won't be on the ground crying 30 minutes later. Very bizarre flavor for a beer, but they certainly nailed it.

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Photo of brutusmuktuk
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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Thai Peanut from Right Brain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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