Davy Brown Ale | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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126 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
California, United States
figmtnbrew.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 06-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
126
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Photo of markcarriedo
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good dark beer thick flavorful

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of Beerucee
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perfect brown in cold mug. In orcutt.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of BeerGainz
4.51/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of DocJitsu
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, medium brown color with a quickly attenuating, even. The aroma consists of dark roasted malt, notes of chocolate, and coffee acidity. The mouthfeel is magnificent. Perfect balance between the carbonation and creaminess perfectly accentuate the woody chocolate, ripe, dark fruit, and coffee acidity flavors. Neil loves this beer. So do I.

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Photo of BeerManDan
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice medium dark brown with a reddish hue, little tan foam and some lace on the side of the glass. The smell of roasted malts and mild hops with a hint of chocolate had a pleasant aroma. The taste was of dark roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate and a kind of nutty flavored finish. Not overly bitter or sweet. A nicely balanced brown ale and a pleasant find. Would buy this again when in the area!

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of ericj63
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Offa
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very enjoyable brown ale.

Dark chestnut brown, medium pale tan head slowly shrinks to foamy ring and wisps, some lace.

Aroma is nice rich chocolate toffee caramel and rich whole wheat bread.

Taste is balanced, firm sweetness but not too sweet, similar in bitterness. It has caramelly whole wheat toast.

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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of HoppyMoth
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured form an undated bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful dark ruby-amber red with a nice 3/4 inch head that doesn't last long but leaves nice lacing.

S: Not a giant aroma, but the nutty - caramel malt and hop is obvious. I might pick up a light chocolate smell and it reminds me a little bit of a porter.

T: Impressed, a beautiful balance between the bitter hop and toasted caramel flavor. There is a hint of a sweet aftertaste that turns slightly bitter as it lingers (in a good way).

M: Light bodied, very smooth and creamy with a perfect level of carbonation.

I'm really loving this brown ale and I'm headed back to the store tomorrow to stock up for my trip back to San Francisco. I'm not usually one to pick this style of beer off the shelves, but it's made me think I might be missing something. In the end it really reminds me of a lighter, more refreshing porter or stout.

Really looking forward to trying more of these beers soon - especially that Stagecoach Stout that took gold! I hope they get distributed to Berkeley...

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Photo of Lard_City
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cola brown coloring. Nice malty aroma. Malty with a good balance of hoppy sweetness. Milt boozy finish. Very nice.

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Photo of tempest
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I wasn't impressed by Figueroa's hoppy options, but this is a lovely brown. The malt character spans the distance between roasted barley, with a hint of smoky cocoa, to toffee and dark bread, with a caramel finish. Though one quibble: the aroma doesn't stack up to the flavor's complexity. It's not that heavy, medium weight, and an excellent example of how to make a malt-forward beer.

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Davy Brown Ale from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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