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Little Brown | Full Pint Brewing Company

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Little BrownLittle Brown

Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Stinkypuss on 06-02-2013

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 49
Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Little Brown Ale.

Medium-light brown with reddish tints. Hazy. Lacking much head. An average look.

Hints of earthy smoke, treacle, cherry pits, mild coffee, and dark rye bread. Nice.

Nicely roasted with exceptional bitterness. Notes of earthy hop, rugged grain, rye spice, fruity coffee, and a kiss of smoked malt. Finishes with a gentle sweetness and a light fruity swing. Warms up and jars more smokiness.

Medium body with a restrained carbonation. No stickiness. A gratifying drink.

Good ale from some of my favorite local boys. Recommended.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

A bit of a surprise here with the smokiness, one of the tastiest brown ales I have run into all year. A real treat.

LOOK: Clear brownish amber hue, decent lacing

SMELL: Toasted grain, very nutty, faint caramel, soft herbal hop, vague fruitiness, subtle smokiness

TASTE: Heavy toasted malt, smooth, medium bodied, nutty, faint brown sugar, modest hopping, light smoke, semi-dry finish

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours wonderfully deep amber brown hue definitely has amber highlights coming through it's not deep brown it's Little Brown. Preserving bats in PA I'm down, the aroma has a nice smokey malt character with cereal malts/hints of brown sugar very nice malt profile the label reports pils, munich, rye, brown, and smoked malts...this where Full Pint shines a nice specialty grain bill with one single hop Tettnang. Imagine that the IPA with 100+ IBUs I had a rough time with but the Little Brown with 20 IBUs is fantastic. A style I typically struggle with brown ale, they made complex bright and full of life. Flavor has enough malt sweetness/smokey character to really make the malt bill shine, while the noble hop background just carries you through the malt sweetness wonderfully complex and balanced ale this is what I look forward to in a good brown ale. The only beer I would put above this from PA in the same style is Helltown Mischievous Brown Ale other than that this is the best brown ales I've had in a very long time. Very smooth on the palate natural carbonation not overdone in anyway. I'm a fan I will continue to drink Full Pint's beers this may be a staple while it's available.

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

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

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a decent Brown Ale. The beer poured a nice brownish amber with thin head that is not lacing. The scent carries biscuit and malt. The taste is evenly balanced with bread presence. The mothfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a nice brown and would recommend it.

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Photo of glass_house
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Saxboy10
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of dexterk1
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrDemento456
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet I am the first guy to review this in a bottle! Found at D's six packs in Swissvale for about $2.50 bottle says 5.5% ABV will do a beer update after the review.

A - Pour is a deep chestnut brown which is nice for a lower ABV. Has an off white head that settles from 1/4 to just a mild lace ring.
S - Very nice smoke aspect, has some chocolate malts, sweeter brown malts and a touch of hops to boot.
T - A very balanced brown ale the smoke is there but hidden in the finish. You mostly get chocolate like brown malts, mild cocoa powder, and a bit of tropical hops in the finish. Tasty stuff.
M - Medium bodied and somewhat chewy. Great body for a brown.

Overall I am not sure if this will be a year round offering but I would totally get it again. Also only finding it in one shop on a 4 store beer run is kind of a drag considering this is a beer with a cause:


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Photo of curlybird
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of tvghost
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of speedball33
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VikeMan
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DennisDullea
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of epyon396
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VitoFerrante
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Full Pint : Little Brown

LOOK: Clear light brown with amber hues.

SMELL: Caramel, nuts, a touch of toasted malts.

TASTE: Fairly nutty, with roasted malt a bit of fruit. Low herbal hop bitterness. Caramel and a bit of roast.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated. Finish is more or less clean with a faint lingering malty sweetness.

OVERALL: A decent brown ale. Not sure if this was a one-off or rotating release. Not bad and session able.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Zdrummer15
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Little Brown from Full Pint Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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