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Birdman Brown | Alcatraz Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Alcatraz Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Viking on 11-10-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 5
Photo of JamesS
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came to the table a nice dark brown color with some good initial head, although no lacing to speak of. Good scent, a nice heady and deep malty aroma. Excellent taste, too, nutty and deep, a very earthy flavor, dark and smooth. It goes down easily for such a deep beer, as well.

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Indy location.

Poured a rediish brown color with medium off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Well balanced aroma. Medium flavor of malt, coffee and small hops and a medium bittersweet finish of average duration. Medium texture with soft carbonation.

Solid drinkable brew.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a sampler: This beer is a dark brown color with a medium thick beige head. Thin, sticky lacing. The aroma is very nutty with a touch of brown sugar. Very smooth body with a tasty roasted coffee, nut and malt blend. The only downside is the flavor is not very lasting. The finish is nutty and has a lightly bitter aspect to it. This is a pretty good Brown.

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Photo of hotstuff
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This Brown Ale poured a medium sized tan head with small bubbles. This brew had excellent lacing and the body was brown in hue. It had a mild coffee aroma and a smooth flavor from start to finish. At the same time, this brew was thin and watery in my opinion. I much prefer their Porter to this particular brew.

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Photo of Viking
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark reddish brown body with no apparent CO2 trails. Not much head, and it faded quickly. Very light aroma from this beer, which disappointed me. Smell of toffee and coffee was good, but very thin. The taste, however, is wonderful. Very rich blend of toffee and lightly roasted coffee. Hop bitterness is present, but it's job seems to be to balance the sweet malt. Smooth, creamy brew. Excellent session brew.

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Birdman Brown from Alcatraz Brewing Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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