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:
19
Gots:
134
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 524 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
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 dmorgan310
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wc94wc
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Docksidebars
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nick_perry
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
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 +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -3.2%
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 -2.1%
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 +1.9%
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 -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrfehon33
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oakley
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msscott1973
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jadpsu
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to my niece, Marnie for providing this sample to add to my list of rated beers. #367
This pours a dark caramel brown with a thick tan head that while leaving bukoos of side glass lace fades fairly quickly.
Aroma: Notice of some stringent hops that add balance to the caramel and toasty malts which are quite evident.
Taste: Toasty malts, caramel and hints of burnt chocolate.
Brown Ales are a favorite and with a sweet granddaughter named Josie this one could easily be a favorite.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GlennBags
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Radome
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap in Durham, NC.

Dark brown color with a tan head. Nice aromas and flavors for a brown ale. Chocolate, light roast, nuts all come through. Light body with high carbonation makes this very drinkable and approachable, but in my opinion they also keep it from really emphasizing the malt flavors.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on draft

medium to dark brown in color, khaki colored head. typical brown ale aroma and taste - nutty, caramel, bready, a touch of chocolate. medium bodied.

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Photo of timothybarney
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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