Brown | Good People Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
317 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay
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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
Ratings:
317
Reviews:
90
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
78
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 317 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barczar
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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 -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Bamahawk4
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JGCraver
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbryan5
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
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 -7%
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 +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
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 -22.1%
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 -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
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 0%
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 -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jnorris404
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bristopher89
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beezee
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mre4b
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cartoonist
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Good Drink
This is the first drink I liked while turning 21

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Photo of rushtopher
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful, deep maple brown pour with a light mocha head. Nutty aroma, fantastic winter beer. Chocolate and nutty undertones work immensely well with a strong hops edge.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lahoi
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even though brown ales aren't my favorite, I thought this was an outstanding beer.

Deep, rich brown color. Creamy brown head.

Smells nutty, richly sweet (brown sugar, caramel, toffee?). Tastes similar.

Excellent feel. Medium bodied. Not too carbonated.

This is probably the best brown ale I've ever had.

 307 characters

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

Brown from Good People Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 317 ratings.
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