Sodo Brown | Two Beers Brewing Co.

Sodo BrownSodo Brown
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Sodo BrownSodo Brown

Brewed by:
Two Beers Brewing Co.
Washington, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beertunes on 02-02-2010

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of LouZ
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwenzel019
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of RJLarse
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

A recent Tap-a-Draft fill from Growler Guys. Drawn in to a pub glass.

Pours a dark walnut color, garnet red when held up to the light, with a foamy off-white head.

Smell is a roasty aroma, mild charcoal and coffee.

Taste is a sweet caramel flavor up front, with some mildly bitter charcoal and coffee flavors on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a silky smooth texture

Overall a very tasty and drinkable brown ale. I have a gallon and a half now, and wouldn't be averse to buying more. Great fall or early spring beer.

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Photo of DaveRinn
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ncherf
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of memphischas
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of kevwcamp
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Smurf2055
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of FalconA
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with over an inch of frothy tan head. Fair amount of lacing. Aroma is earthy and nutty. Some sweet toffee, caramel and roasted malts. The taste is alot like the aroma, nutty and earthy. Sweet mix of vanilla, toffee and caramel. Earth and roasted malts at the end. Lots of carbonation. Overall, a flavorful and easy to drink Brown Ale. Worth having again.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to 5000 for sending this can my way.

The beer pours a dark red-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is full of toffee and nuts, with not too much else going on. The flavor is similar. I get some dry cocoa and toffee, as well as some hazelnut character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of HugePlume
2.42/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz can poured into a pint.

A- An aggressive pour yielded a measly 1/2 finger head that was gone in 60 seconds. Nice dark brown color though.

S- Mostly toasty malt on the nose.

T- Something wrong with this beer. Heavy vegatable musk taste, and some bitter stale-ish hops. Not good.

M- Mouthfeel is OK, needs more carbonation. Interesting that the review before me says too much carbonation. Seems two beers has some consistency problems.

O- I've had 2 2-Beers, so far one winner and this is a loser. Maybe a bad batch since others seem to be a little more favorable but this will be a tough one to finish.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
2.95/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz can picked up early today at Bier Thirty for $2.... seems expensive..

Damn.. OVERCARBONATED.... brown beer all over the corner of my kitchen...

When poured into my slim tulip... easy 4 fingers of tan head... big bubbles... good lacing... the brew is clear walnut brown.

Nose shows an immediate phenolic note that I just don't like... a bit like Windex.... underlying nutty brown malt barely squeaks out.

Flavor is better thankfully... sort of standard American Brown.... nothing jumps out... nothing is bad.. nice hop to malt balance... some light citrus helps the slight cocoa/dark toast and nutty malt profile...

Body is lighter than normal.... carbonation seems high ....

The carbonation and gusher (in a can??!!) is off putting for me... tastes pretty good... the aroma needs work..

Too many negatives to give this brew a pass.


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Photo of avaldivia
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of harrymel
4.12/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Canned: unk

Pours a nice brown with a finger of tan foam that falls to a solid sheet of the same with ropes of lace. Soft roasty nose with some wood and vanilla tones and a little herbal hop character. Nice nose. Roasty flavor is delicate and nearly sweet with some really fantastic coffee flavor longside some rye bread flavors. The carb is a little hi initially, but as it warms, this is alleviated and the body is medium and takes on a decent velvety tone. A nice brown ale and I look forward to drinking again. Well, well done. This brewery rarely disappoints me.

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Photo of OchMcKenzie
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Poured from can into pint glass. about 1 1/2 finger of head, with beautiful lacing. Dark reddish brown in color. Not a lot of aroma... maybe dark bread? It's a roasty taste, but a little on the hot side with the finish. Very malty, but not too sweet. The mouthfeel is very thin and watery and no carbonation to speak of.

It's weird... I think in the case of this beer, the individual elements I wasn't fond of, but they somehow work together. I would like more carbonation, but other than that, it's strangely good.

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Photo of pixieskid
4.63/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

So, I don't care for Brown Ales, I really don't. But, at times I just feel compelled to try them and see if I can get into them. Well, finally found one that might have done it, well enough to give it a solid review at least! Read the previous reviews and with the mention of sourness, flatness, and messiness, I feel as if there was a bad batch that was put into distribution...especially with the reviews being split between early this year and late this year. It would be great if there was some sort of dating on the can...obviously.

Pours a mahogany color with a single finger head.
Nose; roastiness, a bit of chocolate, fresh grain bread.
Taste; matching the nose with a lingering roastiness and balanced bitterness in the finish.
Overall; have had numerous brown ales and understand stylistically what a good one is. This is a definite example of a good one and I would highly recommend whether you enjoy brown ales or not.

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Photo of loren01
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours from can a brown color huge head with good lacing.
S: smells roasty and of chocolate
T: roasted grains with cocoa flavors. Earthy hops at the end.
M: creamy mouthfeel medium bodied beer
O: this is a pretty decent brown ale would try this again.

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Photo of isualum12
2.67/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: nice looking dark beer with Carmel color head.
Smell- no not good. It smells just like a flat hamms
Taste. Not good not bad. Really not a lot of flavor. I expected Carmel and chocolate. I didn't get either. There is a slight spice like pepper coming in at the end but very faint.
Mouthfeel- flat.
Overall- I bought this beer off the shelf at brewforia here in Boise 6 days ago. Brewforia typically doesn't let stuff sit for a while but who knows. This beer tasted like I had opened it last night and drank it today.

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Sodo Brown from Two Beers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 36.7% out of 100 with 30 ratings
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