Runa | Masia Agullons - Cervesa Artesana

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Masia Agullons - Cervesa Artesana
Spain
masia-agullons.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GONZALOYANNA on 07-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
13.71%
 
 
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2
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

an incredible brown ale here, my first from these guys, and a beer that is amazingly unique, i wish the label told us more about whats in it. i find it hard to believe its just a straight up brown ale, there is some curious addition to this, maybe a wine grape, maybe even the grape leaf, it has that almost medicinal botanical nature to it for a flash, but also some fruitiness in the malt. no chocolate at all, its not that kind of brown ale, and almost tastes like an oud bruin without the sourness. this has a little bit of wild character to it, rustic, but more interesting yeast than funky stuff, possibly wood aged, its just a very mature beer. light in color and body and carbonation, but all of that seems to add to its intrigue for me. really old worldy stuff and super high quality, i love the unique yeast strain and the complexity it adds. raisin, red wine, black tea, and and burlap sort of earthiness. bone dry to finish, but still with a fruity ending note, its got a ton going on, but drinks easy. reminds me of some of the non sour italian stuff. cant wait to try more beers from these guys, this was super impressive for a brewery i had not heard. super different, i loved it.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
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 ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
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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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of rudzud
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
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 RBorsato
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of rfgetz
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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 Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
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 BeerLover99
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark brown cloudy, finger khaki head,
fine lacing

S: malt, caramel, nutty, grain

T: nutty, caramel, roasted malt, smooth finish

M: med body, smooth/creamy mouth

O: Surprising gem! 2nd Rare Beer of the Month
Club selection, great to see artisan/craft beer
exploding in Europe. Would highly recommend.

QUITE GOOD, WORTH TRYING!

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Photo of LakerLeith
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of DonFrap
2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
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 cadaugherty
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
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 RoamingGnome
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a CBS snifter.

A) Deep dark brown, with a massive khaki colored 3 finger head. The top of this looks like a milkshake. The retention is excellent. Lacing is fantastic as well.

S) I first noticed a bit of yeast, which surprised me. Then it was a multigrain, nutty, earthy aroma, with a light hops presence.

T) Roasty, darker malt character, earthy tangy flavors, grains and nuts. A bit of the yeast I picked up on the nose, and some hop bite on the backend.

M) Pretty rich and fairly smooth. There was moderate carbonation. The aftertaste was okay, lingered a bit. Kind of stuck to the palate.

O) My Spanish beer experience was previously limited to pounding Estrella Damm in Barcellona. This was a very solid brown ale right here. I would likely buy it again if it were more readily available. If you have the opportunity, give this one a try.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
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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Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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