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Brown | Good People Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
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322 Ratings
BrownBrown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
goodpeoplebeer.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
36 IBU

Brewed with 2-Row Pale and 5 Specialty malts, it's malty in both flavor and smell. A heap of Cascade and Willamette add balance to this easy drinking ale. Hole up, have a few, and tell us what you think. We’re bettin’ it’s the best Brown Ale you’ll ever have.

Added by everetends on 06-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,770
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
322
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
3.47
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
79
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 322 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of Bloetscher
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JKitchen23
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dayvcrocket
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of slight piney hops, sweet malt, hint of alcohol, hint of yeast, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of an American Brown. Tastes of strong sweet malt, piney hops, hint of caramel malt, hint of yeast, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, decent appearance, body and aroma are identical, an average Brown.

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Photo of BanjoStew
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very well rounded beer. I use this to cook with more than drink. Braise Ribs and Pork Bellies in it.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barczar
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fairly nutty, toasted malt aroma, touch of fruity specialty malt and floral hops.

Flavor is fairly fruity malt dominant, with a toasted, nutty malt backbone and a floral, moderately bitter finish.

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Photo of WickedBeer
2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Bamahawk4
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JGCraver
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbryan5
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very solid offering style wise from a brewery with a great reputation. Smooth creamy feel with the sweet and slightly roasty flavor of the Brown ale style. Would buy again if it was in my distro.

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Photo of jimdalton
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours hazy, medium brown with a one inch tan head.
Smell: Roasted malt, bready malt, and nuts. There are some earthy notes here as well.
Taste: Follows nose. Roasted malt, nut, and toffee notes. Subtle earthy-pine hop.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy start with a sharp finish.
Overall: Solid brown ale. A little malt heavy, but still a wonderful experience.

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Photo of Pocketharpy
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly hazy copper brown in color with a large off-white head. The aroma is full of roasted malt with a hint of nuts. The taste is malt with some caramel or toffee thrown in. A real good brown ale

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a medium brown color with tan head. Roasted malt, toast, and nuts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a nutty note.

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Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Matt.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a fairly dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lingering lacing graced the sides of the glass nicely.
The smell had some rich sweet nutty to toffee malts up front sliding into fresh (what seems like maybe fuggles hops - I'm getting that almost "soapy" sort of aroma, but fairly clean and not overbearing like some fuggles hops come across). Light piney hops also slide in for a light balance.
The taste copied the aroma for the most part - sweet, yet lightly roasty with the hops bitter yet more leaning to the earthy side of the wheelhouse.
The mouthfeel was about light to medium on the body with a fairly sessionable trait to it. Carbonation felt right for the style and for me as there's just enough power from the hops to subside and allow some bitterness to show.
Overall, as an American Brown ale its a good one. I'd have it again.

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Photo of Thullin187
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good brown with nutty, caremel, toffee notes... slighly hoppy finish but it actually accomendates the beer....i could do this one again

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Photo of TheBen5
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jnorris404
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bristopher89
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beezee
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mre4b
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brown from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 322 ratings
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