Twisted Pine Honey Brown Ale | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Twisted Pine Honey Brown AleTwisted Pine Honey Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2005

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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by SkeeterBoganski:
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3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewery

Amber to brown in color; light head; serious lacing; tastes like cocoa, but not over the top; easy to drink; made with local honey, but honey flavor kind of hard to find; good slightly sweet flavor. Overall, another accessible offering by TP...

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Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a brown color with a tan head. The aroma is very sweet, with a lot of dark fruit, honey and caramel malt notes. The flavor is also very sweet. I get some nice honey and cherry notes, as well as some toffee, caramel and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of LXIXME
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium light tan head settle into a nice long lasting lacing above a caramel amber colored brown.

Roasted to almost burnt caramel malt aroma is light but quite full.

Dark roasted caramel malt taste drowns out anything else that might be coming forth.

A dryish dark roasted malt aftertaste that lingers on and on with this medium to fullish bodied beer.

A decent tasting brown with its dark roasted aspect it comes off better than a lot of browns with there lighter caramel malts.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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1/5  rDev -70.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Birmingham
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: A crisp aroma of mild roasted malts with some grains. As the beer warms up, the honey notes begin to pop.

Appearance: Pours deep brown with an off white head. The head dissipates quickly, leaving traces of head on the glass.

Flavor: Initially I tasted the bitterness from the hops, then the sweets malts following up with dried fruits. The flavors are well balanced with hints of roasted grains and chocolate. As the beer leaves my glass, the bitterness fades away.

Mouth feel: It has a light body, with mild carbonation.

Overall Impression: It is easy to drink. As with their Cream Stout, if you enjoy drinking beers with subtle flavors, this beer is for you. I am seeing a trend from Twisted Pine; their beers are well executed and brewed to style. I understand why this beer received medals at both the GABF and Colorado State Fair. Their beers showcase their brewers' talent and make me wish I could purchase some of their bigger or extreme beers.

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Photo of TexIndy
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz twist-off bottle into a pint glass. No bottling info. It was a dark brown color with no visible carb streams. It had a very small, fizzy head that quickly settled into a thin collar. Very slight lacing.

The aroma was very sweet malt and honey. Not much in the way of hops but it's a brown so not unexpected. A bit too sweet for me. The taste followed the aroma and again was a bit too sweet. It's a honey brown so I expect the sweet but it needed something to offset it a little. The mouthfeel was a bit watery and lacking in carbonation. Sweet aftertaste but not overly so.

Overall, an average brown ale that was just over the too sweet border for me. Might be a good brew for BMC friends to covert them to better tasting beers. Avail here in TX. Rotation - glad I tried it as I've been wanting to try some of their beers (Hoppy Boy up next) but one is enough for me. [N;N]

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a dark crimson color with a small tan head, even with an aggressive pour. Fades to a decent collar, leaving a few lace patches.

Nose is sharp and sweet honey with a little bit of nutty yeast and roasty chocolate aromas. Not bad, its got some depth and is decently bold.

Glad the taste shows a more dialed down sweetness. Malts are honey-drizzled almonds and brazil nuts with a dusting of cocoa powder. There is enough going on here without getting boring, as some of the more one-dimensional brown ales can get; in fact, it's among my favorite new brown ales Ive tried over the past year or so. The body is pretty full and fairly silky. This is one of the better offerings I have had from Twisted Pine and could easily see myself enjoying a full sixer of this (got this one as a single).

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Photo of blakelive784
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a semi-transparent brown color with a creamy off white head of two fingers. The head sticks around awhile and it leaves nice lacing as it recedes.

S - Toasty/roasted malts, toffee, cream, and nutty tones. The aroma is subtle but inviting.

T - Caramel gives way to a toasted malt foundation. The honey sweetness pulls through on the climax, where it's nicely contrasted by hoppy bitterness. It's really pretty simple and the flavors are subtle and it's really well constructed. I dig it.

M - Medium bodied, and nicely dry on the finish. Well executed.

D - This one's a keeper. A very good no frills brown.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Dark muddy brown with ruby coming through in the light. A light cream colored head dissipates to a light wisp. Very light splotches of lacing.

Aroma: Dark roasted grains, sweet malts, chocolate, and honey.

Taste: Starts out with a Tootsie Roll kind of chocolate note with some honey sweetness in the background. Somewhat of a bitter finish for balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: One of the better brews out of the Twisted Pine 12 pack mixer.

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Photo of bmwats
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Medium dark brown. Pours about a one finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles fairly slowly. Some nice spider web lacing remains as you drink it down.

S: Roasted coffee malt, with a little pecan and walnut. Really woody and nutty.

T: Pungent roasted malt flavor with some woody tones. Not really much else.

M: Kind of hearty, but has something of a washed out feel. Peaty pungent aftertaste lingers.

D: Not bad. Nothing too off-putting, but probably not something I'd get excited about as a session.

Atmosphere is decent. Appearance is dark and rich with a nice head and some good lacing. Nose is roasted malt and woody tones. Flavor is okay. A hearty robustness, not complex, but kind of washed-out. Overall, this is a pretty decent quaff.

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Photo of soju6
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear mahogany color with a nice head that fades ery slowly with ample lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt with some nuts, chocolate and caramel sweetness. There is just a bit of honey sweetness in the background.

T: Taste of roasted malt with some nuts and bit of dark chocolate and caramel sweetness. There is a mild bitterness and the finish is clean with just a bit of lingering honey sweetness.

F: Medium body, crisp and well carbonated.

O: Nice beer, much better than I expected. The honey adds a bit of character the the beer without overpowering the style. Worth checking out.

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Photo of Tone
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, earthy malt, slight honey, and slight oatmeal. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of coffee, and a hint honey. Overall, good blend of flavors, nice body, and aroma.

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Twisted Pine Honey Brown Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
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