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Beach Road Brown Ale | Offshore Ale Company

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Brewed by:
Offshore Ale Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by smcolw on 12-18-2011

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by ElijahRivera:
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3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle with not freshness date. Consumed on October 3, 2013.

A- Nice, light tan head recedes slowly leaving full lacing. The body is deep brown, mahogany almost resembling cola, and full of tiny carbonation.

S- nutty, malty, chocolatey, and there is some nostalgia for my Martha's Vineyard days in there too.

T- Flavor starts sweet and malty with the nutty and dark cocoa notes found in the aroma. Then it finishes with just enough bitterness to balance the brew provided by some subtle earthy hops. The balance definitely leans toward the malty side, but not too sweet or anything close to what I would describe as cloying.

M- Mid to full bodied. Really mellow and smooth. Not much of a hop bite, but it has just the right amount of small tingly carbonation.

O- Everything a malt forward American brown ale should be. Very easy drinking with no surprises. Not super exciting, but has all the comforting flavors one wants and expects in a malty brown ale. I would really enjoy pairing this with some fall comfort food like roasted squash, root vegetables, and chicken seasoned with cinnamon, allspice, and brown sugar.

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Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at New World Tavern, Plymouth

Appearance: red-brown in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: toasted malt and nut

Taste: toasted malt, nut, leather, with slight hops at the end

Mouthfeel: medium-light bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet start with a bitter end

Overall: Offshore makes some really amazing beers. That said, this nut brown which is a bit leathery is more in the middle of the pack of nut browns I have had. It is very solid and certainly a beer to have every now and again. However, it just did not blow me away like some of their other offerings.

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Photo of wattoclone
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brown ale with fragrant sroma of nuts and maple. It hits you with the nutty slightly sweet taste up front with maple, caramel, burnt toffee notes and a hint of butterscotch finish. This is very smooth brew, the best craft brown ale I've had to date.

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Photo of jmerloni
3.12/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Dark brown with bubbly beige head that is pretty large. Recedes quickly, however, and does not lace well.

S - Bready malts. Roasted java, chocolate, yeast.

T - Mild flavors all around. Not as robust on the tongue as it is on the nose. All noted flavors as were detected on the nose but not very full.

M - Too much carbonation. Medium bodied. Mostly dry.

D - A decent beer. Wouldn't get it again, however. A little too boring.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 1/24/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a large foamy off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, maple, caramel and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of maple, caramel and a touch of chocolate that are quickly followed by a hearty roasted malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a nice brown ale to drink for a while.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of jlindros
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Been a long time since I've had a nice nut brown, and a surprisingly cool night for the first time in a couple weeks. This brewery is fairly underated, and can made some decent beers.

Pours a smaller fizzy bubbly head that fades at a med to quick pace, little lacing falls quickly too, very dark brown mahogany color with very little light getting through.

Nose brings lots of sweet malts, candy like, toffee and nutty aromas all over, little touch of caramel and butterscotch candy like. Lots of toffee candy, nutty malts, toasted brown malts, almost a bit syrupy, and even a faint hint of cocoa.

Taste brings more sweetness, lots of candy, caramel, plenty of toffee and nutty flavors, quite nutty, lots of toffee candy, even a touch of butterscotch candy as well. Then some bitter earthy slight spicy hops come through, a little bitter hop note to balance. Plenty of toasted brown malts, a little syrupy. HOps turn a touch soapy on the back end which is a bit of a shame. Never would have guessed it was only 20 IBUs as the hops come out a bit more than they should. Finish is a bit sticky sweet, candy, toffee, syrupy, etc, nutty as well, a bit more bitter earthy hops.

Mouth is med bod, lighter but decent carb, touch syrupy.

Overall not bad, a bit sweeter than I expected, even for a nut brown, nice nutty and toffee flavors though, nice brown malts, hops come through nicely at first, but turn a little soapy like unfortunately. still fairly enjoyable beer, and pretty solid.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of smcolw
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good initial three-finger head. Dies slowly, leaving plenty of ring lace on the glass. The color is deep, dark brown where only a minimal amount of light passes.

Plenty of milk chocolate aroma. Very sweet, like a cocoa that has cooled off.

This is far more dry and far more bitter than the smell indicates. The malt has become unsweetened cocoa and the hop is really pronounced, particularly in the aftertaste. The body is surprisingly thin and the carbonation is high. To sum up, think bitter dark chocolate with an astringent swallow.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justmebro
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the source. Thick light tan head stayed throughout, with dramatic lacing. Good mouth feel. A very pleasant drink

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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