Peanut Butter Jelly Time | Catawba Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
catawbabrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
PBJ Time Ale is a "light brown" ale featuring subtle British hopping during the boil. This ale is aged on raspberries and real peanuts to give it layered bread, peanut, and jelly flavors. It is a PB&J in a glass!

Added by Axnjxn on 02-10-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
126
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
14.62%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 126
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Photo of oberon
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not normally into "gimmicky" beers but had to try this and am glad I did.On tap at Sticks and Stones.Poured a ruby tinted ruddy brown with a minimal head.Big raspberry notes in the nose with underlying peanut,very much like pb&j.Flavors like the aromas are packed with jammy raspberry flavors with the underlying but somewhat assertive roasted peanuts.Damn this beer is cool,it's light and drinkable and the flavors didn't get old to me.

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Photo of JW_WNC
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of asquiressr
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a unique ale, and if you like Peanut and Jelly sandwiches, you may find this to be very delicious.

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Photo of juicebox
3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.64/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really great seasonal brown ale featured by Catawba Valley Brewing! The aroma of both peanut butter and raspberries are predominately present on the nose and those same tastes are gently left ever so slightly on the palate thereafter.

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Photo of HopAttack3
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KingEdward
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.97/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ryanstewarr6
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Surprising appearance: turbid and reddish-brown. Reasonable off-white head with OK retention.

The aroma is less surprising: raspberries first, followed by peanut butter. There aren't any notable tertiary scents.

Flavor follows, bringing peanuts up front, followed by a strong wave of raspberries. Other than a slight grassy earthiness and some breadiness, there isn't a whole lot else going on. This is a one-trick (or two-trick, if you count the raspberry and peanuts separately) pony.

Light-medium feel; lively; smooth. Very drinkable.

Let's put it out front: this beer is a gimmick. That doesn't mean it isn't made with care and craft, but they're shooting for a specific profile that's gimmicky. They nailed it, too. I can't imagine reaching for this beer, honestly, which isn't to say I didn't enjoy it - it's to say I don't see the niche this beer fills. A very impressive experiment.

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Photo of Damian74
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of riotontheroad
3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

aroma is absolutely on point! unfortunately, the taste doesnt follow through.

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4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dailyminefield
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of aleckpa
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent balance between raspberry and peanut butter. You also get some crustiness. It literally tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but nothing too overpowering.

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Photo of esley
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbmiche
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gerasimos
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Peanut Butter Jelly Time from Catawba Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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