Knox Brown Mountian Ale | Tree Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
treebeer.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by wordemupg on 12-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
10.33%
 
 
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of LDuke
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trosevear
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Dark brown with a nice poofy white head to that that leaves a small amount of lacing down the side but no head left on the top.

S: Very nutty with a slight hoppy smell to it.

T: Nutty with a fair amount for hop presence almost overpowering amount of hops to it. Leaves a great hop taste in your mouth but nothing you would expect from a brown ale.

F: Full bodied flavour and carbonation to the beer.

O: A pretty decent beer but I don't know if I would want this a full time line from them.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A really solid american brown. Not enough hops for the hophead family, but that's fine, they don't get in the way of the underlying malts. I'm always happy to see this on tap!

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Photo of MilkLeg
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my go to hoppy brown ales.

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great things are brewing in Kelowna's Beer Institute. I am quite impressed with their recent attention to hops and creating a wider variety of beer. Knox is a nice, mildly hopped brown ale. The chocolate malt is just enough to take this beer to the rich side of the brown ale spectrum.

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Photo of FadetoBock
2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sathanas
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Damacdon
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imfinished
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joesi
2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

MASSIVE BITTER HOPS AFTERTASTE.
That's pretty much all there is to say that's important.

I don't know if I had a bottle from a botched batch or what, but what I had was very overpowering with bitterness. It was the most bitter thing I've ever had; I don't see how it could be 50 IBU. It it reminded me of like eating leaves of a random tree (not sure how similar most trees taste like though), quite unpleasant.

The smells are nice, and the initial taste is great; There's lots of different flavors and such, but a fraction of a moment later the bitterness kicks in and everything dies. This could have been a nice beer if it wasn't for the extreme hops aftertaste.

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Photo of RStansel
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 650ml, it looks a bright, reddish-brown in the glass, with barely off-white head, good retention, moderate lacing. Hops and malts toe-to-toe on the nose, but the hops are throwing jabs and the malts are on the ropes within seconds. Medium-plus bodied, with a pine & grass-laden, drying finish. Too much hop bitterness here for a brown ale.

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Photo of hoppylaura
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mack
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachT
4.42/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mongochutney
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Exeter
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Knox Brown Mountian Ale from Tree Brewing
3.68 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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