Geordie Brown Ale | Mad Fox Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Rhettroactive on 11-29-2011

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Navalartichoke:
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From tap to nonic pint glass at Mad Fox on 11/29/11

A: Healthy bootstrap brown leather in color. A one finger, off-white head fades quickly. No lacing or collar.

S: Honestly? It smells like a pizza crust. It's not a bad bouquet, it's simply not what I'd expected. Not getting any specific hop or predominant malt profile. Just pizza crust.

T: The earthy, nutty and creamy flavors I look for in an English Brown Ale aren't readily available. What is up front is a pleasantly light char, and I do mean light. A twinge of copper and toasted malt wash over the mid, and the finish is dry, with minimal lasting effect.

M: This is where the beer falters a bit. It's watery and rather thin from beginning to end. In effect, it keeps the beer from maximizing the flavor's potential, as a bigger, more robust body would pump up the volume like Christian Slater.

O: Mad Fox's Geordie Brown Ale is a decent stab at the English Brown style. Nowhere close to the best in class, and certainly not the cream of Mad Fox's portfolio. As a rough draft it works. As a finished product, it's merely ok.

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Photo of LJugel
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 03/25/12 notes. Had on tap at the brewpub. Tried next to the same beer that had been dry hopped with more hops.

a - Pours a medium mahogany brown color with one inch of off white head and low to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of nuts, toasted malts, burnt malts, bread malts, light caramel, and light fruity malts. Pretty nice nose, a lot of nice malts to it.

t - Tastes of nuts, fruity malts, toasted malts, bread malts, tofee, caramel, biscuit malts. Not as much going on as the nose and not as strong, though still nice.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall a very solid brown ale. I actually like the nose of the dry hopped version much better as it added a ton of pine hops to the above, though I preferred the taste of this normal version better. Cool to try side by side, worth checking out if you're looking for an easy drinking brown ale.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite beer from this place to date but it is fine. Served at the source in a pint glass. Beer is brown with a mild haze, thin tan head, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is mildly hoppy, piny / fruits, with a little malt.

Beer is light in body, a little bitter on the back end from the some hops, but the overall beer is a little bland, if not for a mild bitterness it would be like water. I won't repeat this beer.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft at the source.

Mahogany body with a broken, bubbly tan head. Aromas of toffee, malt, perhaps a hint of smoke?, fruity caramel malts. Similar flavor. Dark toast with subtle roasty notes. Light body with low carbonation. Pretty good.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Geordie Brown Ale from Mad Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 10 ratings