Bacon Brown Ale | Uncommon Brewers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uncommon Brewers
California, United States
uncommonbrewers.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by illidurit on 02-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
129
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.16
pDev:
19.3%
 
 
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16
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4
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Photo of harrymel
1.51/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Canned 09NOV12

It's a light brown on amber with a near solid sheet of fine light tan foam. Brilliant clarity. Smells of some urine, a little tallow and some sweet malts. Really unappealing nose. Flavor is grain, bitter, some bread, some biscuit and toasted malts with a hint of coffee. No real bacon flavor. Medium on thin for the style with moderate carb. Really nothing I can find particularly appealing about this beer, poor execution.

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Photo of nmann08
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of popery
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of deapokid
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of msondel
4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty decent brown ale that is full bodied and fairly hoppy but not really too bacony. I got a bit of smokiness on the finish but I wouldn't know about the bacon unless I read the can. The buckwheat is not too apparent as well but I applaud the alternative grain use. Fun beer that is a decent brown ale.

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Photo of TrickkyGangsta
1.5/5  rDev -52.5%

Photo of IdrinkGas
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of pgetchell
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of marct
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of rodrigueZflyingf0x
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of thefullpython
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of JustinQ
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of DoubleJ
2.15/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Uncommon Brewers has jumped on the Baconmania trend with its bacon brown ale. They also take it a step further by adding buckwheat. I have a 16 ounce can to be consumed.On to the beer:

A good looking mulata. Maple wood brown with dark red hues and long lasting head of foam. And it is possible for a canned beer to be infected? My first greeting at the nose was an aroma like heated plastic, and it continues to dominate. I am able to get very subtle hints of that delicious pork belly and a berry note underneath, but the very low intensity isn't going to win me.

Some resemblance of a brown ale is tasted. Given what I smelled, this is a good thing. Note that I didn't say the taste of plastic was nill. Seems 50/50 brown ale/plastic. Little smoked meat is sensed. The body is medium full with a sweet aftertaste, which is a decent finish,but overall an underwhelming bacon brown ale with a plastic problem. Let's hope this isn't persistent in thier batches, otherwise we may as well rename this "Plastic Brown Ale".

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz can, poured into glass.

the beer appears light brown in color, with some amber highlights. Basically no head. Aroma is slightly smokey. Same with the taste, perhaps a little salty. The bacon is there, but not overpowering. the normal rich malt flavor of a brown ale is subdued. thin to medium body, medium carbonation.

overall - an interesting beer, but one is enough to satisfy my curiousity.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - A huge frothy light tan head perches on a dark brown body with red hues. Sticky spot lacing.

S - Roasty, earthy and a bit stale. Cough medicine comes through.

T - Yeah, OK there is some charred bacon in there, but outdone by billows of smoke. Roasted coffee beans on the side. Slight bitterness.

M - Thin disappointing body, moderate carbonation.

O - I won't be reaching for this one again.

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Photo of Mick-e-d
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of tigg924
3.43/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at BBC-Cedarville

Appearance: amber in color with minimal head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: faint toasted malt and bacon

Taste: toasted malt, light bacon, and fall spices like allspice and perhaps cinnamon

Mouthfeel: medium body, moderate carbonation, sweet with slight bitterness at the end

Drinkability: An ok beer. I actually would like a bit more of the bacon smokiness it here. Semms very autumn seasonal. Not a bad beer, but one I will likely not get again.

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Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.18/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer pours a deep, clear brown with nice ruby tones under light. There's a one finger tan head and lasting lace. The aroma is a strange acidic, alcoholic smell with faint bacon and smoke undertones. The flavor is acidic and mild bitterness with a hint of bacon. It's mouthfeel is light. Uncommon Bacon Brown Ale is a nasty brew. Not recommended!

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Photo of bacher468
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ADZA
2.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Love the idea of a big can especially one with bacon in it and it pours a hazy ruby brown with a fluffy white two finger head that settles to a massive island in the middle and clingy lacing here and there,the smell is a touch of smoked bacon,cherries,metallic malts and raisin toast,the mouthfeel is lightbodied and very carbonated has tastes of raisin toast,brown sugar,cherries,toffee and finished with a herbal bittersweetness and overall for a brew with this name and in a can i was hoping for way more but unfortnately it needs alot of work and am glad i only bought the one of cheers.

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Bacon Brown Ale from Uncommon Brewers
3.16 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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