Sweet Josie Brown Ale | Lonerider Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
524 Ratings
Sweet Josie Brown AleSweet Josie Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
loneriderbeer.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by atsprings on 05-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
524
Reviews:
106
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
136
For Trade:
0
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Photo of AuburnDude
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

GABF Gold medal winner. I have friends that don't like "dark" beers, they taste Sweet Josie and LOVE it.

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of sumit
5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Outlaw_Colleen
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My absolute favorite Brown. Not too heavy, something you're able to drink all day. Hints of dark notes, especially some chocolate and caramel malt.

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Sjsuki
4.94/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love it. I hope I can locate a place to buy it.

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Photo of beerrat
4.83/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ManBearPat
4.83/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is a real treat. Anymore, it seems that brewers like to add to many American hops to bitter their browns, but this one is well-balanced between malty goodness with just enough hops to really make it a winner in my book.

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of asrte76
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Have tried this beer on tap at a few different locations including a brewery tour. Beautiful brown color with a great chocolate, caramel smell. Very smooth mouthfeel with exeptional sweet taste. This is a very exceptional well balanced brown ale. I look forward to lonerider expanding their beer portfolio. Awesome beers guys.

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of royl
4.71/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth, full bodied but not over the top

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Photo of Bondelthorpe
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.57/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.54/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tdm168
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fork and Barrel in Raleigh

Pours a deep amber with a light lacing of head. Nose offers caramel and nutty malts. Taste is caramel, then nutty, then...coffee? Yeah, I think that's what that was. This beer is medium bodied, smooth. Overall, this is a solid beer. Lonerider continues to impress.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
6.1% ABV, Best Before 07-17-2012

A - Sweet Josie pours a vintage burgundy color with ruby highlights and is topped by a creamy, ever-lasting pile of light khaki foam. Despite the fact my greasy nose accidentally touched the pile, this hasn't dissolved quickly at all. Thick lace clings to the glass pretty nicely.

S - Sweet indeed! Sweet Josie is malt-forward with a deep complexity of light roast from toasted whole-grain bread to dry cocoa to a mildly roasted coffee bean. Nutty undertones and discrete dark fruits compliment some faint earthy hops nicely.

T - The aroma certainly carries some roast character to it, but far less than I was expecting to encounter in the flavor. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee grounds present themselves forcefully but remain balanced by sweetness and earthy hops so as not to become overbearing. Ever sip becomes more and more delicious, especially as vanilla notes enter as it warms!

M - Moderate carbonation cares not if it's overtaken by a robust, silky smooth body! With a lack of strong hopping, faint acrid bitterness really plays a key role in making sure this brown ale doesn't become too malty-sweet. Sexy, Sweet Josie finishes out with just a light lingering on the tongue, drawing you back for more.

O - Sweet Josie, offering a smooth, voluptuous body and excellent taste is one seductive brown ale, through and through. Roast notes push this beer towards porter borders while it's round sweetness and drinkability offers a nice balance. I'd kill for a few of these on a cool fall day!

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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Sweet Josie Brown Ale from Lonerider Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 524 ratings.
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