Runa | Masia Agullons - Cervesa Artesana

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Masia Agullons - Cervesa Artesana

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GONZALOYANNA on 07-09-2011

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by BDIMike:
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3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color that turns a light brown when held to the light. There is a lot of carbonation that creates a huge tan head that sits on top of the beer.
Smell is clean, however, not much going on. A good nutty smell with malted barley, too.
Taste has a very malty and nutty base too. Dark roasted malts and a bit of coffee notes.
Mouthfeel is almost perfect. A good amount of crisp carbonation, but a velvety smooth finish. A really nice balance.
Drinkability is great on this beer. A nice balanced beer with a great mouthfeel makes me want another sip every time I put it down. Very rare and very nice find from Spain.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of LakerLeith
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy dark brown in color. I poured with a three finger high beige head that has good retention properties and gradually died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of dark malts in the nose along with some hints of coffee.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some hints of burnt malts and a light amount of carbonation.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very easy-to-drink but flavorful Spanish brown ale.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a dark and murky brown with large 3+ inch tan head. Excellent retention and nice lacing.
S: Light caramel and toasted malts. Citrus and grains. Hint of chestnut, toffee, and fig. Quite pleasant.
T: Toasted caramel malt with a quick offset of sharply bitter hops (a bit off-putting). Chestnut and grains. Hint of light roast coffee. Wish this was a bit better balanced.
M: Light body and creamy feel. Initially smooth, then quickly turning sharply bitter with a dry finish.
D: Started off extremely promising, then settled into just above average. Still, a nice Spanish brew. Decently drinkable and solidly sessionable. Offers a lot for 5% ABV. Would probably do better paired with a meal.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle served in a Pint Glass.Enjoyed on Jul´11
Pours dark copper in color, bright brown to the light. Haze body & yeast in supension. Light beige froth, big bubles & moderate retention. Some lacing flakes left on sides. Dark malts, subtle hoppy profile & hints of chocolate on nose. Slightly notes of dry nuts & smooth bitternes on palate. Medium body & correct carbonation. A very very low citric underneath character yields to toasted malts & mildy caramel on the aftertaste.Finishes as beggings, a very well balanced malty & hoppy flavor & aroma. Diacetils are not shown. Very good drinkability. Refreshing & not fat at all. A perfect spot of the Style.

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Photo of rfgetz
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown, some red highlights, good cap of off-white froth, gone quickly. Whiffs of lightly burnt caramel, roasted nuts, crusty dark bread. Taste brings these basic brown ale components along. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. While i keep seeing how basic and straightforward this brown ale is, i like it more as each sip goes on because sometimes you just want something solid and not overly complex.

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Photo of throwback
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an extremely dark brown in color with some light garnet red notes at the edge of the glass when held up to the light. The beer has a three finger tall dense light tan head that reduces to about a finger tall head evenly covering the entire beer. Excellent head retention properties are observed. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly astringent (perhaps light alcohol presence) along with moderate notes of nuttiness and some caramel malt sweetness.

T: Toasted malts with some light amounts of caramel malt sweetness. Lighter hints of coffee bitterness (possibly from the dark grains) along with chestnut and some sharp earthy hops. Very light hints of burnt malts.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodide with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very interesting and enjoyable but a little too intense to be an easy drinking beer. I enjoyed the different bitter notes but it took quite a while to sip this glass.

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Photo of RBorsato
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of trebbates
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of cadaugherty
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dumbocastillo
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A medium brown pour with a ridiculously huge and fluffy light brown head. Fades very slowly. Leaves big tufts of fluffy lacing everywhere. Perpetual island of foam remains for a very long period.

S: A bit of toasted malt with some nuts and toffee. Hints of earthy hops.

T: Lots of toasted malt and toffee. Some bitter cocoa in there. A bit of bitter earthy hops and maybe even some herbal hops throughout and into the finish. A bit of nuttiness lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Surprisingly medium-bodied given the low ABV and the high carbonation. A bit grainy.

O: Overall not a bad brown ale. Fairly light and simple but otherwise a tasty take on the style.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out a deep brown with a bit of a flash head that leaves no lacing behind.

Smells and tastes like a blend of chestnuts, hazelnuts, roasted and toasted malts, a touch of cereal graininess and a light garnish of herbal tea with a touch of mineral sharpness at the finish.

Texturally is where this brew really shines. Lusciously smooth, silken, and creamy for a 5% brew.

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Photo of mscott1975
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of DonFrap
2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

Photo of rudzud
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a very, very dark brownish hue that was hazy enough to prevent seeing through. Good thick, creamy light brown head caps this beer and fades to leave a thin blanket.

S - Aroma is quite nutty, good dark malts, some earthy notes, super super faint hops, and maybe a touch of bitter coffee on the finish.

T - Taste is similar to the nose just with a touch more of the burnt malts on it. Definitely finding coffee here balanced nicely by that rich, darker malt character and faint nutty flavour.

M - Mouthfeel is a hair to carbonated for my liking, still though, keeps it nice and light.

O - Overall, a solid brown ale offering that I see on the shelves regularly in my area.

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Photo of weazal
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

SMELL: Immediate bright, sweet white raisins with a deeper chord of caramel-y booziness. Has the nature of decadent baked goods. Toasted barley and acidic coffee and sweet toffee. Somewhat mild in potency, but noticeably unique and pleasant. Smells very similar to a stout.

TASTE: Dry and tempered, the flavors roll larger later on until they wash down your throat. Extremely drinkable. Starts a bit clear and watery upfront, but then a stout like bitter sweetness swells up and just as quickly dimishes leaving you ready to sip again. Eminately quaffable though perhaps too light on flavor. Mostly grain flavors, some plum, and mild sugar sweetness at the end. Really, fairly straightforward and clean. Reminds me of German styles.

Pleasant if you're in the mood for an easy-to-drink darker beer, but not special enough to warrant much effort.

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