Hedgehog Brown Ale | Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

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Brewed by:
Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille
New Hampshire, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed like a brown, drinks like a full bodied Porter. A deceptively delicious beer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2002

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by puboflyons:
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2.98/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I picked up a growler of this from the Pub recently and I wasn't as unimpressed as some of the previous reviewers. It poured a reasonable brown color into the pint glass. The head was short-lived. Slightly nutty and hoppy aroma but not overwhelming. It was a tad watered down but the flavor came across as slightly nutty. I went through the growler in short order.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
2.2/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

As brown as a brown ale can be. Slightly hazed with a minimal lace. Musty malty aroma ... mild buttery diacetyl. Watery with a nutty musty flavor, very little hops to balance. Wet sock and more butter in the finish. This brown lacks any kind of clean flavor and character as well.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a milky brown color with a cap of a little white foamy head. Slides off into oblivion, no lace. The aroma had some caramel/toffee malts, some banana, light earthiness, somewhat grassy tones. Ample herbal qualities at the end. The flavor leaned towards a malty and herbal sweet carrying all of the previously mentioned aromas in fairly nice. Aftertaste was semi-smooth sweet banana and herbal. Finish was wet sweet malts. The feel was roughly medium bodied, perhaps just a tad under. ABV felt as projected, though, makes me feel like I was drinking water, but there’s some beer qualities here. Overall, weird beer with the banana flavoring, wasn’t sure if that was intentional or not. Makes for a great session if one can let the banana agree with them for this style.

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Photo of u2carew
2.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A) Brown with reddish tones. Poured with little to no head. weak lacing.
S) The aroma is vary light. Hard to pick out definitive notes.
T) Malty sweetness in the front is light. Notes of toffee? A residual hop bitterness lingers in the finish and beyond.
M) A bit of a syrupy feel. Thick in the body than anticipated. Medium body feel overall.
D) Not sold on it.

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3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.18/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Stopped by for a pint after hiking Kearsarge and Ragged Mt.

Dark, dark brown with a creamy head. In an odd beer miracle this beer has absolutely no retention yet managed to cover the entire glass in an impressive lacey honeycomb.

Lot of roast malts in the nose. The menu said Hedgehog drinks like a porter so I'm reviewing it as a brown porter from here on out. Little bit of "brown" earthy malt.

Taste is horribly acrid roasted malt. The acid just washes over everything. No toasted malt, no earthy, nutty "brown" malt. Nuthin!


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Photo of InspectorBob
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Andrew041180
3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of ScottP
2.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of swinyeju
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Aisha
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Satchboogie
3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Svendozen
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RRC03
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Hedgehog Brown Ale from Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille
Beer rating: 2.88 out of 5 with 15 ratings