Brown Ale (Honey) | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by orangesol on 02-24-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizza Boy.

Dark brown pour with a cap of tan head that sank to a ringlet, leaving a bit of lacing on the glass. Nutty aroma, caramel, bready malts, slight herbal notes. Moderately roasty on the palate, nutshells, bready malts, caramel sweetness, with just a touch of honey--not really as pronounced as in other beers I've had that specifically showcase honey. Fairly sweet, with a subtle earthy hop presence, and a slightly mineral finish. Medium body, decently drinkable. Pretty middle-of-the-road brown ale overall. Not a favorite style of mine, but this was definitely a solid one.

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Photo of orangesol
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours deep brown with a nice one finger tall off white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small streaks of lace down the sides of the glass. Looks almost porter like.

S - Smells of caramel and toffee sweetness, toasted nuts, dash of earthy hops and some flowery sweetness from the honey. Typical brown with some extra sweetness thrown in on top.

T - Starts off much like the nose with the caramel and toffee sweetness quickly being joined by the earthy hops, toasted nuts and the added honey sweetness. Finish is a bit roasty with some light sweetness, not lingering overly long on the palate.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, malty feel with some backing sweetness from the honey.

O - Usually I hate brown ales but I enjoyed this one. The added honey really helps to round out the rough edges making it easy to consume. Glad I gave it a try.

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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Brown Ale (Honey) from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
3.68 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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