Chucktown Follicle Brown | Holy City Brewing

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3.67/5
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Chucktown Follicle BrownChucktown Follicle Brown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Holy City Brewing
South Carolina, United States
holycitybrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kylehay2004 on 05-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,898
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
173
pDev:
12.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 173 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is a well made brown ale, sturdy and super nutty as they go, more flavorful than many, but it didnt hit me like their porter did, as unique and rather complex for the style, and radiating quality. this is a step below that in all categories, and coming in from a hot day, this probably wasnt the right beer to start with, as it has a lot of body and some sweetness too, and drank a little heavier than i probably needed at the moment. that said, it has a nice chocolate malt complexion, plenty of earthy toasted depth, and some yeast character here as well. i get roasted almond, dry cocoa powder, bran muffin, and just a little molasses sort of sweetness in the middle. there arent much hops here, but this isnt english to me either, its bolder than that. a long flavor arc, it keeps on going, really stretched out, nice in the style. i had this with some spicy bbq shrimp and then some creamy shrimp and grits, and this worked fabulously in both contexts, a great food beer for sure, but i still think i like their porter better on their dark side though...

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Photo of poppopintheattic11
4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bmarkalan1970
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrietbeerqueen
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NattaBoy
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpolewan
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmsfish
2.51/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CMEG
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an under-rated beer! I am not really a brown ale guy. This beer is surprisingly tatsty, and has a rich flavor that surpasses most browns I have ever had. Look is solid, hazy brown - makes it look like a beer with substance. The smell is pretty light. Does not actually give you enough anticipation of the taste- hints of hops and malt -wanted more! Taste is wonderful. Solid, roasted malt taste- very full , with a solid, lasting bitterness that is rare in a brown ale. Mouth feel is exactly what i'd expect from a good brown - not too light, and not too heavy! Overall, I would buy this brown again and again. Wish it were available in my neck of the woods- if it's on your shelves you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this down in Hilton Head at the house my bestie rented. It poured a deep amber with slightly off-white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had bitter hop. The taste was bitter leaning and closer to sour dough. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall it was ok...not sure I'd go out of my way for it.

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Photo of trygelski1
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a snifter glass:

Look: Pours a dark brown with about an inch of head! Lacing is present with ok retention!

Smell: Plenty of roasted malts, caramel, and even some hops popping thru!

Taste: Taste follows the nose for me! This has a bit more hop bite than most of the other browns I have had!

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Decent brown ale but nothing outstanding that would make me want to grab this again! Glad I picked up a bottle while here in Hilton Head to give this a try!

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L - Dark brown, with 1 finger of head and some lacing

S - Slightly hoppy, roasted malts. Everything is light

T - roasted malts and hops, but nothing dominates

F - Light carbonation, not much going on here

O - An ok brown, but not going into a regular rotation

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Photo of cb8282
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guppy314
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a can in Charleston, SC. Pours as a hazy brown with a one-finger tan head. Aroma of caramel and hops. Taste is a nice balance of sweet malts and a tangy hops. Some nondescript citrus tastes. Body is a bit watery; not horribly so just not great.

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Photo of JayQue
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good Brown Ale. Pours a dark mahogany color from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Lots of ruby highlights coming through on the glass. Medium size tan frothy tan head with good retention and frothy bands of lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt and some fragrant hops. Taste is more of the same, a mostly malty beer with some nice aromatic/floral hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, goes down real easy even at 6.8% abv. The hops presences makes this anything but a "boring Brown Ale". Well worth a try.

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Photo of NAGamecock
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gigoat
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrisroarshack
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dasotelo50
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterLambic
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, dark brown with a good sized head that leaves a bunch of lace while it recedes to a persistent film.
Smell is roasted malts, tea, light hops.
Taste is roasty, Darjeeling tea (nice) brings in floral and light smoke notes. Balanced nicely.
Body is a bit weak, effervescence is reasonably restrained. A good, solid brown ale. I like it.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcghost
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rmank
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Chucktown Follicle Brown from Holy City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 173 ratings