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
534 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:
#17,376
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
534
pDev:
11.87%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
142
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 534 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RockyM72
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CrackedHarlot
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a standard pint glass, this beer has the color you want to see from a good nut brown, dark brown with redish highlights. My glass didn't have much head, but it didn't affect much. Solid malt flavors, with bready and prune notes. When I come to Raleigh, I definitely look for the beer, a good local choice.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcw12109
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ltdsaint
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterRigger
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On one of my recent trips down to visit my aunt & uncle in DC, I came across a few of Lonerider's CANs in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). I am now over 1,300 CANned beer reviews!

From the CAN: "Handcrafted"; "Ales For Outlaws"; "As strong-willed as she is seductive, Sweet Josie knows how to draw you in then bring you to your knees. This American brown ale is a complex beer balancing a nice hop bitterness with a generous amount of chocolate and aromatic malts."

I Crack!ed her open, only to discover that Sweet Josie is a squirter, by virtue of being a brimful CAN! I was gentle with her Glug, but once deCANted, I gave it a good in-glass swirl. This raised a finger of foamy, deep-tan/light-brown head with decent retention before falling back to wisps. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity & deep-amber highlights. Nose was both bready & chocolaty with a light bitterness underlying the overt sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but bigger & softer in the mouth than I was expecting. The taste was sweet milk chocolate offset with a biscuity maltiness. I defaulted to chocolate biscotti! We were just talking today of the return/resurgence of Brown Ales & if this is any indication of what CAN be done, then I am all for it! As a self-avowed/self-described hophead, I am not big on sweet, malty beers, but this held everything in check and achieved a nice balance. The finish was semi-sweet, bespeaking a good balance between the malts and any hops that were involved in its production.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown ale, with a lighter brown 1/4" head on it. Cool artwork. Mild roasted aromas and brown malt.

Taste was above average hoppiness for style, a little bit of chocolate/cocoa, woodiness, mild lactose sweetness. Definitely like this above your average brown ale. Crushable, mildly sweet and roasted, minor complexities, yeah boy, this has a place in the world.

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Photo of Bondelthorpe
4.59/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamminJay1986
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisledTitan
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dave101010
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of whatidrankwhat
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into guinness pint glass
L - small light tan head clears quickly, dark brown with reddish tint
S - Chocolate, rum raisins, sweet malt
T - Liquid sex, christmas rum balls, roasted malts but not bitter
F - Medium to full body, silk
O - Highly enjoyable, not too complex but great for style

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours opaque dark brown with a medium pale-tan head that leaves a ring. Nose is lighter than expected, but is earthy and sweet malts. Taste is better, with fuller sweet malts, caramel, and toast. Overall, this is a solid beer, which seems like a cross between American brown and English strong ale. However, it lacks complexity/depth to make it a great beer.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimpyle48
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Bsanderson323
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of squack
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arnulfooxblood
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wrigfen
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sweet Josie Brown Ale from Lonerider Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 534 ratings
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