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2 Brothers Brewery

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ADZA on 06-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by CrazyDavros:
Photo of CrazyDavros
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown with a large head.
Nose shows tropical fruit, include lychee, papaya and melon notes, seemingly confectionery-like. Very sweet smelling. Underneath is caramel. Very nice!
Similar flavours: lots of fruity, confectionery notes followed by some soft caramel, nutty and toasty notes. Incredibly drinkable. Simple sublime.
Unfortunately the body seems a bit watery, but that's a small fault.
This is ridiculously good stuff! I can't say I was expecting anything this awesome. This is certainly the beer I have enjoyed the most. Whenever I put the glass down I'd find myself instantly grabbing it again to take another sip...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of laituegonflable
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown colour; on the pale side. Head is whispy, off-white, lacklustre lacing. Looks OK; nothing really to recommend it so far.

Smells of caramel toffee. Hoppy notes as well, with citrus and pine coming through. Largely malty, but a nice tangy rim to it freshens it up. Pleasant.

Tastes a bit down. Nice flavours, but overall getting a thin and empty sensation from it. Upfront it's caramel, then touches of citrus, pine and a bit of resin. Finish is quite short and ultimately lacking. Touch of berry on the back. Nice flavour, but it really could be bigger and have more depth and I wouldn't be complaining.

Yeah, mouthfeel is a little thin as well. Bit of presence, but not a lot.

I like it. But I don't love it, and with the touches of flavour presented, this really could have been a beer I would love. If there were more there to love.

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Photo of dansmcd
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark brown shade with about a centermetre of foamy eggshell head and streaky lacing.

S - Wow! Sweet dark plums, milk chocolate, some funk, caramelised tropical fruit. Just wonderful.

T - Dark fruit, chocolate, roasted almonds, raisins, yeast, beautifully sweet and complex.

M - Medium creamy body, moderate carbonation. A hive of interesting nuances.

O - A really top offering. Starts out quite roasty but the intracacies are plentiful as they rise up. Very tough to leave alone. I love Feral and 2 Brothers are off to a good start with me.

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Photo of ADZA
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I must admit ive been looking forwards to this since i heard about it as its a collaboration between my favourite WA brewery Feral and Two Brothers from Victoria and did i mention i love this style anyways it pours a hazy chestnut hue with a two finger head and some nice lacing,the smell is nice and hoppy with aromas of pine needles,stonefruits,lychees and caramel candy and yes less is more in this case,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and very sessionable just enough to savour it while still wanting that next sip and the taste is what u expect from an American Brown loaded with tastes of peaches,nectarines,caramel candy,lychees,the slightest touch of marzipan but not much and the finish is fruity hoppy without being bitter and overall im in love its about time Australia produced a Brown of this calibre cheers.

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Photo of heygeebee
2.79/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

High hopes for this one. From Cellarbrations Carlisle, no BB.

Pours a cloudy mahogany. Aggressive pour yields but half a finger head. Lacing is the saviour, lots of it.... but overall not a good start.

Aromas are of, well, erm, a little malt, hint of caramel, and, erm, that's it.

Taste is not much better. I am concerned that a BB date is needed badly, but for a malt driven style should be less of an issue. A little caramel, a little vanilla/butterscotch, but not much more.

Mouthfeel medium bodied, moderately carbonated.

Overall it just doesn't stack up. Not enough oomph, not enough flavour, not enough anything really... Sad. Think it's just Past It. BB please????!!!!

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Photo of dgilks
4.67/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy brown colour with a small light tan head. Fair head retention. Good.

Great hop-malt balance on the nose. Phenominal nutty richness and some nice tropical hop notes. Love it.

Rich and malty but backed up with a cleansing bitterness and tons of fruitiness. The passionfruit works well against the sweet, dark caramel malts. Nutty and brilliant.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

An excellent beer. The closest I've had to O for Awesome out of anything and brilliant for that. I love it.

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Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 6 ratings