Davy Brown Ale | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

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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:
32
For Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of McD0uche
2.71/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured bomber of Davy Brown into a glass:

A: Pours a medium brown that allows plenty of light through. Visible carbonation. This stuff looks just like rootbeer. Head is about a finger thick. Medium retention, very pronounced lacing.

S: This stuff smells very organic. Earthy comes to mind. Roasted malts persist.

T: Taste isn't very strong. Similar to the smell, it tastes very earthy with some hints of roasted malts. Pretty bitter. Ends on a boozy note.

M: Oily, with light carbonation. Kind of a wet finish.

O: Overall, I wasn't all that impressed with this one. There's definitely better stuff out there.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There is nothing special, tastes like any other brown ale slap-a-label-on-it brown ale

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Franberry
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22ounce bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

appearance: Pours a dark brown with a very light beige head (less than an inch). Surprisingly not too carbonated.

smell: light and nutty. Not too much character coming from the nose.

taste: slightly bitter on the mid-palate with caramel and toasted nut notes. Mildly sweet with a long finish.

mouthfeel: light, easy to drink, clean.

drinkability: a good brown ale from a very young brewery. A little lighter than my usual taste, but is smooth and easy to drink.

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3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dry toasty, and borrowing a page from IPA, this Cascadian Black Ale does all things that American Brown Ales do but with a racy smack of hops for extra measure.

Deep brown in color, the beer doesn't try to hard to look black- but does release a creamy tan head that caps the beer with firm retention and random lace. The beer looks like a substantial Brown Ale.

But sharp hop aromas project notions of citrus peels, fresh-cut grass, and pine needles. Backed by a stern malt base of heavy toast, cocoa, coffee, nuts, and a tinge of campfire and grape; the ale is as much Brown Ale or Porter as it is IPA.

Semi-firm sweetness of burnt caramel, toast char and walnuts set the stage while wood coffee grounds and cocoa powder become the earthy elements that reign in the hops. At the middle, hoppy citrus taste is dry and more of the pith and peels of oranges and grapefruits than the juicier pulp. As the beer finishes, it becomes dry with smoldering bitterness and light sourish bite.

Medium bodied, the malt textures are lifted by zesty carbonation and helps to deliver a quick and dry finish. Mild warmth and slight grain-derived astringency bring rise to the bitter resins that continue in aftertaste.

As a very hoppy dark ale, there's a lot of hop-malt embattlement going on, but in the end, the hops win. But the beer's conflicting tastes keeps the palate confused but also intrigued right down to the last drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap for the 2nd Anniversary event at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, nuts, and a slight fruity aroma. Taste is of roasted and toasted malt and roasted nuts. There is a medium roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good brown ale with some very roasty flavors.

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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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