Bacon Brown Ale | Uncommon Brewers

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Bacon Brown AleBacon Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Uncommon Brewers
California, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by illidurit on 02-12-2010

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Photo of wl0307
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of VincentFrey
2.07/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Pour / Appearance: Actually ends up much more ruby red than brown, with very high clarity. Nice head but no real lacing or any retention. The head that is there is a light mocha color and is appealing. There’s not much else to talk about here; it’s pretty but run of the mill. Eh.

Aroma: Oddly, it smells very artificial for an organic beer. Caramel notes and wisps of smoke are there, but there is this lingering touch of plastic that is just very off-putting. Maybe a little bacon? Smells more like burnt hog flavored liquid smoke.

Taste: The taste is the same as the note. Perhaps more caramel than I expected, and the smoke starts to come up in the back. No bacon to speak of; peat or oak smoked wheat would probably have been just as interesting. The gimmick is, very sadly, a gimmick.

Overall: A run of the mill brown ale for a higher price. Smells and tastes somewhat artificial, and the “specialty” ingredient doesn’t have a real place.

Bottom Line: No real reason to bother with this one. If you’re ticking off brown ales to try, go ahead, or if you’re one of those “le epic bacon” jackasses from the internet.

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Photo of brentk56
3.52/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a frothy ecru head that leaves a few shards behind

Smell: Buckwheat pancakes topped with a hint of cane syrup

Taste: Buckwheat pancakes and cane syrup, up front, with a nutskin character developing, in the middle; very phenolic, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: After a good start, the beer fell apart in the finish; if only the advertised bacon was there instead of the phenols, this might have been decent

Thanks, bytemesis (from the other site), for the opportunity

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Photo of humulusphile
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of leprakhan
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of flexabull
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of mctizzz
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Exeter
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of beertunes
3.46/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear brown color, with just a bit of a reddish tint, and had 1/2 inch of light tan head that good retention and low-to-moderate lacing.

The aroma was all sweet malts, no real hop presence, sadly no bacon scent either. There was just a hint of a slight sour/funk smell though. On the tongue, The story was pretty similar, sweet malts, barely there hops, a complete lack of bacon:( , and that sour was just barely there. Maybe if I hadn't smelled, I wouldn't have even tasted it.

The body was good, though pretty typical for the style, medium-full, smooth, and even. Drinkability was good, the beer went quickly and easy enough. Overall, a pretty nice take on a basic brown ale, not special, but worth grabbing a single and giving it a test drive.

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Photo of Kirk
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of tommyguz
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of jrempel
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of dertyd
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of pstam87
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.64/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a russet coppery amber with a two finger cream colored head that dissipates slowly, leaving lots of lacing. Aroma dominated by sweet bready malt, light nuts and a faint boiled vegetable component; hint of brown sugar. Flavor is muted toasted and bready malt, lightly nutty with a somewhat astringent bitterness that may or may not have been hops. Finishes with mild bitterness, dark bread and brown bready malt. Medium bodied. Hmm, different, but subdued and not very interesting. Flavors are pleasant enough, but not balanced or interesting. No bacon is evident. I finished the glass without regret, but his is a one-and-done. An uncommon beer indeed.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of grittybrews
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of briguy9842
2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of bespin15
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Bacon Brown Ale from Uncommon Brewers
Beer rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 132 ratings