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

Photo of JamminJay1986
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisledTitan
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dave101010
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of whatidrankwhat
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.37/5  rDev +15.6%
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 +2.4%
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 -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimpyle48
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample draft

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

Photo of Bsanderson323
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of squack
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arnulfooxblood
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wrigfen
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Campvann
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Crook's Cafe, Chapel Hill NC

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

Photo of KMcG
2.97/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a brown ale that tastes like an amber. Tons of carmel malt, some grain sweetness and some light bittering hops. Short finish. Eh, it's a brown ale, nothing sexy about it.

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Photo of trickynicky
3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of target88
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oldn00b
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown, very clear but definitely a good amount of sediment. Fizzy head forms and recedes.

Nose is very light, definitely caramel malt forward and not real note of hop presence.

Flavor is spot on for a brown, but bit of a misnomer here. Not an overly sweet brown with a nice bit of hop bitter at the end to prevent a sweet finish. Big malt bill with a lot of caramel and even some hints of chocolate and a bit of spice.

Feel is nice. Medium bodied brown with a bit tighter carbonation than I might expect. Very nice overall.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours deep brown with some red highlights. Thick sudsy off white head, great retention. Big sweet caramel malt nose with figgy notes. Taste follows with malt sweetness, toffee and some dark fruit, mild burnt roastiness and syrup. A touch of hops at the end to tame the sweetness, but not much. A little butterscotch in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, soft. Overall a very good sweet brown ale, exceeded expectations.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice dark brown but clear with a nice tan head that left decent lacing in my glass. The aroma is chocolate malt, and some yeasty notes. Tastes malty, chocolaty, and sweet with a perfect hop bitterness at the end to wrap it all up. Really nice brown ale and it is easily drinkable.

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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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