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Smoove Opferator | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This hearty brown ale is named for its original brewer- our awesome Beerman Chad Opfer. Smoove Opferator started out as a very small experiment taproom-exclusive brown ale named “Brown Sugar.” Since then, it has undergone a name makeover and an expanded distribution to Iowa and Wisconsin. The taste is still the same as when we brewed the first small batch. Deep mahogany color with a hefty malt body. Robust flavors of roasted almonds, hints of chocolate with a slight bitterness in the finish. Oh so smoove!

50 IBU

Added by redblacks75 on 12-30-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
265
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
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19
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Reviews by tewaris:
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good brown ale for sure and delivers what it promises... I did find the malt complexity a bit underwhelming but it's well above the run-of-the-mill stuff that decorates the shelves. Kick of roast, lingering breadiness, hints of coffee and a medium body describe the beer for me. Personally, I like Bender better but this is very good too.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Jeff for this one. As long as its August Schell, TG or Surly... I'll probably like it. 22oz. bomber into OEC stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a rich, 1 finger light cream colored head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear but very dark, almost opaque brown. Lacing is thick, spotty and layered with great cling. Pretty solid.

Nose is roasty with hints of hazelnut, brown sugar, and toasted dark malts. Nice but pretty subdued.

Opens chocolate, hazelnut and almond skin and shell. Roasty in the middle with a slight tartness from the burnt malt. More coarse nuttiness at the end and finish. Lightly tart and roasty aftertaste. Pretty prototypical.

Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Slick with some slight bubbles in the mouth and goes down smooth and slightly syrupy. Finish is messy and pretty dry with a slightly linger, acrid aftertaste. Decent.

Done quite well but at the end of the day, this is a pretty typical brown ale with nothing to really set it apart. If you haven't had a lot of beers from this style, this is one to try to see what brown ales are supposed to be all about.

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Photo of don1481
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz poured into glass.

Appearance : very dark brown, little light gets through. Tan head that dissipates cleanly.

Smell: hints of chocolate, hints of coffee.

Taste: interesting. Tastes almost... woody? Don't get much of the chocolate at all. There seems to be something more there. Can't quite put my finger on it, though.

Mouthfeel : slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall : it's not bad. Was only 5.99 at Discount, so it was priced about right. It's a good beer to drink outside on a warm mid spring sunset.

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4.36/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Dbrulet
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Hoppity1
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: The beer pours bright dark brown with ruby highlights under a 3” tan foam collar with a very fine bead. The foam is clingy and persistent taking 8 minutes to drop to about 1/3 its original size.
S: The nose is nutty with some dark sugars, faint chocolate and spicy grain. T: The palate starts with lightly sweetened chocolate, some light caramel and light nut flavors with traces of tart fruit in the background. Malt flavors are medium high while the hop flavors are low and the bitterness and sweetness are medium.
F: Very creamy smooth medium to medium full body and fine soft carbonation.
O: Full flavored and easy to drink.

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Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of warmbier804
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours dark brown with hints of amber. Moderate amount of bubbles and a slight finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A toasty, nutty, and sweet malt forward aroma with hints of chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Upfront toasted malt with hints of chocolate, coffee, almond nuts, toast, biscuit, and yeast. Sweet hints of brown sugar and cream. Light hints of earthy hops. A very solid toasty Brown Ale aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely toasty, nutty, and sweet malt driven taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, and nuts. Toasted barley malt with upfront notes of chocolate, coffee, almond nuts, biscuit, toasted bread, and yeast. Sweet taste of brown sugar along with some cream. Subtle background notes of earthy hop bitterness. A very good nutty Brown Ale taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and smooth.

Overall: A very good take on a Brown Ale. Good malt notes of chocolate and coffee with lots of nuts.

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Photo of boogerisu
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of roostor07
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuebs
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle. Deep brown. Big khaki head. Smell is nutty and a little roasty. Some bready malts too. Taste is a little hoppy. Lightly roasted malts. A little nutty. Lightly bitter finish. High carbonation. Medium body. Straightforward brown ale.

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Smoove Opferator from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.
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