Knox Brown Mountian Ale | Tree Brewing

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Knox Brown Mountian AleKnox Brown Mountian Ale

Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by wordemupg on 12-28-2013

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 27
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 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 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 joesi
2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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 biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, part of the current Tree mixed pack.

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, frothy, and quite bubbly beige head, which leaves some nice broken cloud lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly abates.

It smells of biscuity caramel malt, saltine crackers, wet ash, a touch of bitter coffee, and very light citrusy, herbal, and leafy hops. The taste is more gritty, dry bready caramel malt, burnt coffee grounds, a hint of bittersweet chocolate, and peppy leafy, herbal, and grassy hops.

The carbonation is active, but agreeably restrained, the body an adequate medium weight, and smooth enough amongst a growing flintiness. It finishes fairly dry, the biscuity, grainy malt, char, coffee, and hops all campaigning forcefully for the cause.

A rather enjoyable brown ale, with enough multi-varied bitterness, and hop presence to make me stand up and take notice. Not a big hoppy version of the style though, but more subtle and drying, which emboldens this with a fair bit of staying power. Give 'er a try, if you can.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into pint glass 27/12/13

A dark amber with enough clarity to see the other side of the glass and bubbles throughout, two fingers of light brown foam leaves a thick collar followed by some random patches

S coco, some herbal and citric hops, faint burnt coffee and some dark nutty toffee

T slightly more hops then the nose, and slightly burnt malt balances things out nicely, mimics the nose well but the intensities pumped up, tastes solid

M medium bodied and stops just short of foamy, a little slick after the fact with some chocolate, coffee, and faint fruit linger for a while

O this one tastes a little darker then it looks, well rounded and drinkable, pretty solid effort from Tree

a few tweaks and this one would be something special, worth a try for sure and a welcome addition to Tree's lineup

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Knox Brown Mountian Ale from Tree Brewing
3.68 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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