Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale (Ben & Jerry's Collaboration) | New Belgium Brewing

Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale (Ben & Jerry's Collaboration)Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale (Ben & Jerry's Collaboration)
BA SCORE
36.1%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 684 ratings
Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale (Ben & Jerry's Collaboration)Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale (Ben & Jerry's Collaboration)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, a new collaboration with Ben & Jerry’s is on the horizon in Fort Collins, Colorado. The chocolate-y brown ale initially looks to benefit, or at least create awareness for Protect Our Winters, an organization founded by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones. The organization seeks to lessen the impact of climate change on America’s snow laden mountains.

When two B Corps come together, delicious ideas are created. Our mutual dedication to using business as a force for good means you get to enjoy this brown ale laden with the chocolatey, salted-caramel, vanilla goodness while helping Protect Our Winters combat climate change. Dig in!

Added by JohnGalt1 on 04-13-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
684
Liked:
247
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
11.98%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
216
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 684 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of themegamancave
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Switz160
2/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Ealanjones
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beaulabauve
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stooven
2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

My experience with this beer -- given that it's since retired -- is probably not repeatable and thus has little bearing. Nevertheless, I was given it as a birthday gift in December 2016 and it had a best-by date of March 2016. Still, I opened it and the carbonation was surprisingly strong. But instead of smoothing and deepening (or souring), my assumption is that the taste just faded away. If anything, a brown ale should have some bulk, but I've had Newcastles that could outmuscle this. Aftertaste is a cola-esque mash of syrupy sugar, which further degrades the experience.

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Photo of Dreddex
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zylod
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickMunford
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bendover80
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dag1991
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwar
4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NocoBeerGuy
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MisterBookman
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boomersooner656
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bbtkd
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While the look and nose was decent, the taste was a disappointment. Based on the name I would expect it to be a sweet chocolate and caramel beer, but it was only vaguely chocolate/caramel tasting. I guess I always expect that beers named after deserts will taste like their namesake, though if they did they would likely be a disgusting sugar bomb rather than a beer. I have resigned myself to the fact that a beer is a beer and a dessert is a dessert.

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Shaunmac16
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Isaacknows
1.18/5  rDev -67.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Wayy to sugary and sweet. I'm not sure If I'd call this beer. I do not recommend

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Photo of KYGunner
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I feel bad for rating this relatively low because it delivers exactly as it claims. This is a salted caramel brownie in a brown ale. It's all there! It's just not my favorite Flavors in a beer....even for dessert. Don't get me wrong this is well done and better than most ;it just doesn't meld the way I thought it would.

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Photo of nelsonr_emi
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale (Ben & Jerry's Collaboration) from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 36.1% out of 100 with 684 ratings
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