Farmer Brown Ale | Great River Brewery

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93 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great River Brewery
Iowa, United States
greatriverbrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This nut brown ale is mildly hopped to allow dark crystal, chocolate, and biscuit malt to dominate the flavor of this malt brew. A robust, rich, and nutty ale dominated by true malt flavor.

Added by beerdown77 on 06-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of LXIXME
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a fairly dark brown color with a thin almond colored foamy head. Light speckled lace. The aroma had a good rich sweet to roasty nuttiness bold and up front with a balancing caramel/toffee malt backbone. Light earthiness. The flavor blended the nuts to the malts fairly nice, sweet and roasty. Earthiness was somewhat light. Nice aftertaste of nuts and malts. Clean roasty to sweet finish. The feel was about medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Good carbonation and the ABV felt as suggested. Overall, whatever government standards Great River was supposed to meet for this to be organic, I guess they did.

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Photo of crow
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

It seems like there was a time when every microbrewery made a worthy brown ale. Lately, it seems like a neglected style. So, it's is nice to see a solid, accessible, and enjoyable example. From a tall can, this brew is deep brown with a cream colored head. The aroma is of roasted malt...backed by fruit. I get toasted wood, dark berries, malt, but limited hop scents. The taste is balanced. It has a finish that is punctuated with malt and a little bitterness. Enjoyable, and I wish that more breweries embraced this style again.

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Photo of nater919
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan33iowa
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tone
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, roasted malt, slight piney hops, slight yeast, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, roasted malt, slight piney hops, slight yeast, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, average brown that is a decent offering.

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Photo of tone77
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is nutty, malty, chocolate. Taste is malts, chocolate, smoke, some nuts, a touch of sweetness,tasty. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a very good brew at all. Had many browns that were way better

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Photo of invalid665
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CraigTravor
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Al_M
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hooverhawkeye
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Nickpd
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of alostplot
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of EdFed
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Farmer Brown Ale from Great River Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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