(512) Bruin | (512) Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
At once cuddly and ferocious, (512) BRUIN combines a smooth, rich maltiness and mahogany color with a solid hop backbone and stealthy 7.6% alcohol. Made with Organic 2 Row and Munich malts, plus Chocolate and Crystal malts, domestic hops, and a touch of molasses, this brew has notes of raisins, dark sugars, and cocoa, and pairs perfectly with food and the crisp fall air.

Added by Riccymon on 11-07-2009

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of NickTsU
4.62/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at the Austin,TX Flying Saucer

A - Very Dark brown Rich Color head dissapates quickly.

S - Smells Malty and Fruity with Molasses notes.

T - deep fruits like a deep raison taste molasses and a kick at the end.

M - mouthfeel is smooth and rich.

D - I have had this beer twice now, on seperate occasions typically order atleast two when I go for beers. A great beer from 512, a must try 512 seasonal!

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of jamescain
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a sniffer at Freetail.

Appearance: Dark brown and hazy with a small amount of protein floating in the beer. The head was off white and about a finger thick. It faded into a lacing over the top of the beer.

Aroma: Banana and clove dominate with subtle spiciness and a bready aroma.

Taste: Dark fruits, banana, sweet maltiness and a slight chocolaty taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and medium body, easy to drink and smooth. Even at 7%ABV it is easy to put back a couple, even though you probably shouldn’t.

Overall: I really enjoyed it and was glad I got to try it. There was a little confusion between the people working at the bar as to what the style of beer actually was, I thought it was a weizenbock and they thought it was a dark strong Belgian style, but it turns out it is a brown ale.

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4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a coffe brown color; the ecru head sheets lace

Smell: Dark fruit and a hint of chocolate

Taste: Brown bread, fig and molasses, up front, with a sweetness that builds by mid-palate; fruity and malty after the swallow, with a hint of sweet chocolate that lingers into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A very unusua take on the style; creative and enjoyable

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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Draught House on 10/29/2010. It was during Austin Beer Week and there was a sign for the beer with a growling bear outside. Awesome.

A - Very dark brown. Wonder what kind of crystal malts they used in this thing.

S - Surprisingly sweet. Malty and fruity.

T - Deep crystal malt flavors. Sweet. Brings up dark fruits, mostly plums. Has some spicy notes at the finish. Big and interesting. Reminiscent of a dubbel without the Belgian yeast characteristics.

M - Thick and rich. Can definitely feel the booze.

D - Definitely enjoyed my glass and I'll order it again... but I wasn't dying to get another glass right then.

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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 11/04/10. On-tap at the Dancing Bear in Waco.

A- Deep, dark, brown. Good lacing, 1/2 finger light tan head.

S- Green raisins, brown sugar, and malt.

T/M- Medium/heavy body, sweet, mildly bitter.

D- This is in my top three brown ales. It is really, really good. (512) makes some phenomenal offerings, and this will not disappoint.

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4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pint served in a snifter shaped glass at the Flying Saucer, Addison, TX. Black and opaque with a khaki head that quickly faded and had average retention. Very muted aroma of caramel. First sips had a bit of carbonation presents but revealed light dried fruit (prunes) and coffee through the middle. A touch of alcohol was noticeable but was quickly gone. Bittersweet finish with a medium body. Easy going down.

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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the Flying Suacer in Houston.

A - Poured dark with a frothy head that smeared down the sides of the glass.

S - Strong mollasses and brown sugar aromas; enought to make my mouth water.

T - What a delicious beer. I asked our waitress what the style was before ordering and she said it was a black IPA. I really like that style so I ordered it and was shocked when I got this delicious Brown instead of an IPA. The hops are there but complement the malt instead of starring themselves. Absolutely delicious.

M- Medium heavy mouthfeel and very smooth. There is something about 512's beers that feels really creamy and soft as you drink them.

D - At almost 8% ABV it is a little hard to have one after another and I think I drank it a little to fast because I got full very quickly. Good as a winter warmer.

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Beer rating: 72% out of 100 with 100 ratings
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