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Sweet Josie Brown Ale | Lonerider Brewing Company

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Sweet Josie Brown AleSweet Josie Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
533 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:
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Added by atsprings on 05-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,909
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
533
pDev:
11.87%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
142
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 533 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Deets
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmsfish
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CantDrinkEveryBeer
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into a PGC Sparkles mug.

Appearance: Dark chocolate brown, cola-like. Two fingers of fluffy head with a strong pour.

Smell: Also reminiscent of chocolate, mixed with toffee and a woodsy, pecan scent.

Taste: Nutty, pecans and walnuts. Sweet and smoky, like flavored tobacco. In the finish and aftertaste, notes of edamame are present as well. Pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: Soft, smooth. Nothing bad, but nothing notable.

Overall: A well-balanced brown ale, that sets a good standard for the style.

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Photo of jnorris404
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jordanheartsbeer
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luckydog91
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of briandschorr
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very good brown ale that represents the style quite well. A wonderful brown color with a light brown head that did not dissipate too quickly and some lacing. The nose is sweet malts, brown sugar, dark fruit, and caramel. The taste follows the nose with roasted nutty malts and a subtle herbal hop note. Medium body and carbonation. Overall something brown ale fans should try out.

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Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good example of this style, but a little "thin". Glad to try this offering from a brewer that I had never heard of. Always good to try different breweries!

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wc94wc
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nick_perry
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Structurally well done, some coffee and roast malt notes to it. Not as much of a nutty quality as with other brown ales.

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Photo of SensorySupernova
4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz can in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This unique brown ale pours a nice clear medium mahogany with a
fantastic head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, thick sudsy
pool, and features some nice sudsy lacing. Nose of chocolate, roasted nuts,
and subtle sweet malts. Flavors follow the nose with roasted nutty malts
mingling nicely with dark sweet chocolate flavors, and finishing with a subtle
herbal hop note. Very nice mouth feel; medium body, medium carbonation
to keep things lively, and a sweet roasted finish. Overall, an excellent brown ale.

Cheers

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Photo of tempest
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There's a fruity, candy flavor that reminds me of Ringwood or a particularly robust English yeast. It's sort of like marshmallows over hot cocoa, but with a crisp finish. I'd call it a big English brown.

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Photo of opieo
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thin, burnt but slight caramel, coffee, chocolate flavors. It is complex and flavorful but not special. I'd drink it but there is better.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lonerider Brewing Co. "Sweet Josie Brown"
on tap @ Great American Pub, Narberth, PA on 16 September 2016
$5.75 / "pint"

Notes: Mahogany brown body beneath a short, light brown head. Average head retention and lacing (or is it a dirty bar glass?). The aroma suggests sweetish malt with caramel, dark brown sugar, brownie-like chocolate, and hints of dark fruits/berry fruits. Medium bodied with a median carbonation level. The flavor offers a slightly fuller maltiness with some notes of toast and roasted nuts. It's nicely balanced, sweetish upfront but dry in the finish despite a median bitterness thanks to a light spritz of alcohol. One of those beers that's kind of "middling" - it could be bigger/maltier, or it could be more chocolatey/roasty but it actually floats somewhere in the middle. That's good in that it's very drinkable, and in a way, unique.

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Photo of MattXT
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrfehon33
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oakley
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Sweet Josie Brown Ale from Lonerider Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 533 ratings
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