Brown Ale
Florida Avenue Brewing Co.

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Florida Avenue Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
English Brown Ale
Ranked #106
Ranked #26,149
3.57 | pDev: 11.48%
Nov 27, 2022
Mar 12, 2012
Notes: Formerly Betchy Brown Ale
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Rated: 3.59 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Nov 27, 2022
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured a copper brown body with minimal head. Slightly roasted malt aroma with hints of caramel sweetness coming through. Smooth, herbal, dirty dry hoppiness overpowers a minimal caramel sweetness and a dry, more floral/crisp finish than dry malts. Balanced beer but more of a hoppy brown ale then a standard brown with large malt base.
Aug 26, 2019
Rated: 4 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 3.62 by robotic_being from Florida

Sep 22, 2018
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can from Florida; Brewed and canned by Brew Bus Brewing in 2018.
Pours clear but very dark reddish brown. Good beige head.
A bit more earthy hops in the aroma than dark malts. This is reversed in the excellent flavor; although the hop load is still quite obvious, most of the bold flavor comes from a generous loads of roasted grains. Well balanced. Mildly bitter. Some very dark roasted grain evident but minimal burnt toast and no char.
Apr 06, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by spycow from Illinois

Jan 05, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by bb-magic from Florida

Oct 17, 2015
Rated: 4 by Jobin_24 from Florida

Aug 20, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by BeccaH from Florida

Jun 06, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Drew966 from Florida

Jan 30, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by Doublechar0517 from Kentucky

Dec 30, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by bushdere from Florida

Aug 01, 2014
Rated: 3 by NJBeer265 from New Jersey

May 22, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Apr 13, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by kjkinsey from Texas

Apr 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by olbubba from Florida

Apr 10, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Sandyw3 from Florida

Mar 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Lovely85 from Florida

Mar 03, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by nickfl from Florida

Mar 03, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Bartos from Florida

Jan 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by deebo from Michigan

Jan 11, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by BeerBeast from Florida

Dec 24, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by Kerne from Florida

Nov 10, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by KevieJames from Florida

Oct 23, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by slfuller30 from Texas

Oct 08, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by cyrushire from Florida

Sep 23, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by shand from Florida

Sep 21, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by TKEbeerman from Florida

Sep 06, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by RyanGoodman from Bolivia

Aug 28, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by mobrockman from Florida

Jul 19, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by johntfox from Florida

May 21, 2013
Rated: 2.75 by jlwelsh from Florida

May 14, 2013
Rated: 2.25 by beernads from Florida

May 11, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by mixed_master7 from Florida

Jan 03, 2013
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I'm not sure where the name comes from. I asked at the bar but the bartender just pointed to a sign with the name "Betchy" at the top and "Nut Brown Ale" below. She was kind of a Hawaiian-type lass laid across a few barrels, and I couldn't tell if it was an old ad with the Cold Storage logo added in atop the barrels or if they'd had it done. Perhaps "Betchy" is a real bitch. Anyway...

...a brown ale it is for sure. It's hard to determine what exactly the color was as the lighting in the tasting room isn't set-up for such activities, but it appeared a mainly clear russet or mahogany brown beneath a creamy head of tan froth. The head retention was pretty good, and it left some very nice lacing behind.

The aroma was like deeply roasted cocoa, and toast that was just about to burn.

The flavor offered more depth with chocolate and nuts, and creamy coffee, as well as a wide base of golden caramel. It was rich, but not sweet; and perfectly balanced. Some minor floral and grassy hops appeared across the middle and into the drying finish alongside a suggestion of roastiness.

In the mouth it delicately bristled with a fine-bubbled carbonation that warmed to leave its medium-full body somewhat creamy and smooth.

Overall, quite a nice brown ale. It's rich without being over-done, and the edge of dark malt roastiness gives it a unique quality. Well worth trying.
Sep 11, 2012
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Reviewed by PorterLambic from Florida

3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Arrives a deep, garnet reddish brown. Clear with a 1" head of light tan creamy foam perched atop. Retention isn't great but the lacing is.
Smell is roasted/toasted malts, caramel, cardboard and a hint of smoke.
Taste is toasty, almost burnt malt, hops, coffee and caramel (light).
Medium-full body with an astringency to it. Drying finish with a smoky/burnt toast/malt aftertaste. Light effervescence. Slight coating on the palate. Overall, a solid brew and one worth drinking again.
Mar 12, 2012
Brown Ale from Florida Avenue Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 36 ratings