Oregon Brown Ale | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Oregon Brown AleOregon Brown Ale

Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dgilks on 10-08-2011

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by djbreezy:
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4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - opaque brown, 2 finger offwhite head, medium retention, good lacing

smell - citrus hop notes dominate the senses

taste - hops up front with a nice complexity ranging from citrus and grapefruit to tones of pineapple backed by a subtle but sufficient malt base

mouthfeel - medium body, well carbonated, sticky mouthfeel

overall - really nice hop profile here, one of 10Barrel's best bottle offerings to date, nice work!!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beer21
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Glibber
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Redish brown with a mocha head that akmost fully dissipated, but enough coverage to lace the glass. Nice piney hop smell with a hint of molasses. Very carbinated beer with a balance of malt and hops. Pretty nice offering, but more hops than I expected with a brown- must be the Oregon.

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Photo of shoretaxi
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobigvt7
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

frothy thick khaki head, resilient and cake-like. great lacing throughout the glass.

grapefruity hops, mild and sweet, toffee and grain

citrus hops and a bold bitterness. The malt backbone is definitely sufficient to bring surprising balance, but lacks a lot of the typical roastiness of the style. the simcoe lingers on the back of the tongue well after each sip.

very light body for a typical brown. the 7.1% isn't evident in the slightest.

What makes a brown? The color, of course. This beer is brown. Similarities end there. It's dankly hopped and easy drinking. A curve ball that I'm warming up to with every sip.

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Photo of Docer
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: (4.0)

- Medium cloudy dirty molasses brown. Minimal head which settles to a rather spotty and bubbly floating mass not paying attention to either portion of the glass. Nice bubbly ring sits quietly.

Smell: (3.5)

- Lot's of grain. Bready and biscuit grain with a touch of sweet caramel, molasses, and brown sugar. A tart ale yeast represents itself as well as an influx of herbal and grassy hops. Nothing too floral or citrus-like which I like. Pretty much smells ale-like, and beery.

Taste: (4.5)

- Lovely balance. Grassy earthy herbal hops play a huge roll in bittering this beer. The balance is astounding against the grainy, wheaty, and bready malt. The malt isn't so caramel at all. This is a tasty and balanced number. Super high marks in flavor. The bitterness is very separated from the flavor.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)

- Lovely medium body, very well drinkable, and perfectly carbonated with what seems to be a pretty standard ale yeast. It is a dry brown, and leaves the tongue a tad dry. It's a touch cloying, and is a chewy number without the heavy caramel sweetness like so many other browns.

Overall: (4.0)

- This beer is damn good. It's is a little more dry and bitter compared to what most of us know as a brown ale. It is a bit stronger, with no notice in its drinkability, and finishes perfectly. High marks from this guy!

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up tonight at the COOP ... poured into my slim tulip. Light tan 2 finger head... great retention and lacing atop a slightly hazed brown brew.

The aromas are vibrant pithy citrus zest... grapefruit zest exactly.. not getting much in the way of malts honestly.

Again, very hoppy on the palate... citrus with a bit of sorta tropical fruitiness... not nearly as bitter as the nose would lead you to believe .. a decent amount of pale malt with a dusting of toast helps carry the fresh hoppiness from front to back...

Body is a solid medium with plenty of carbonation that somehow still leans toward a smooth mouthfeel... even oily.

This is pretty damn good.... Very fresh tasting... I am really digging it and will certainly buy it again as long as it is fresh and on shelves.

Oh Yeah... Whooo Hoooo!!! .... 10 Barrel is coming to Boise folks. And they are bringing the legendary "Big Hop Brewer" Shawn Kelso. I cannot wait.


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Photo of Reidrover
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from N.Salem Fred Meyers. $3.79 Says 7.1% alc on bottle and "Crafted by Tonya Cornett" Slightly hazy bright brown ale with a sumptuous creme coloured head..large and frothy. Pretty hoppy aroma for a Brown..spicy,citric hop big caramel malt backing. Flavour is very nice smooth yet hoppy..the smooth toffee/caramel maltiness over lays a prickly,citric hop layer and surprisingly it works very well. Good on the palate for a 7.1% this is ridiculously drinkable..gulpable even..due to the excellent carbonation levels. Great beer from Tonya and 10Barrel.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of vkv822
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz : tulip pint

Pours a wonderful dark, amber brown with a foamy very light brown head.

Big hoppy citric notes, but is helped balance out by some pleasant malty notes.

Medium-full body with medium carbonation.

A really well done beer. Very hoppy, but still balanced with easy drinking.

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Photo of BeerNW
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 6.2.12.

A - Pours a light clear brown with a large light tan head with good retention and lacing.

S - Very hoppy - sweet and grassy.

T - Sweet grass and leafy.

D - Thinner than expected body and good carbonation.

O - Very hoppy and nice. Sweet smelling and tasting. Good seasonal.

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Photo of BrutalBeerFan
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Murrhey
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into my Stone pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Thick three finger head, long retention. Clingy lacing, reasonably thick head. Gorgeous nut-brown color with semi-clarity.

S- Brandy, brown sugar, earthy hops and toasty malts. Warm and inviting smelling beer with an alcoholic kick. Holiday-smelling.

T- Toasty malts and sweet twinge at the end before ending up in the hoppy bitterness. Earthy and delicious with some nice warming alcohol.

M- Acrid feel, not smooth, but not repelling.

O- Quite nice beer. I'd like it again.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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