Helltown Mischievous Brown Ale | Helltown Brewing

BA SCORE
3.94/5
89 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Helltown Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
helltownbrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OWSLEY069 on 08-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,204
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
89
pDev:
11.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of HollyHops
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of thecheapies
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sturdy mahogany color with a head that gushed over the glass and left little trace behind.

Toasty and malty sweet nose with a spritely hop presence. Toffee, molasses, and scorched earth with the flair of floral British hops. Light notes of chocolate and herbs. Smells great.

Bolstered by a strong elixiry malt base, Mischievous carries sweetness past bitter roast and earthy hops with cocoa notes and brown sugar. Still has that English toffee nuance that works well with the rest of the beer pushing drier flavors of grain, toast, and herbal bitterness. Floral hops are boosted, more so, than typical of an English Brown Ale. Tasty.

Low carbonation, but a good bit of body to it. Soft and giving.

A very good beer for the style. Appreciating this very much on a languid Saturday afternoon, over lunch.

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Photo of VitoFerrante
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of 57md
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a chocolate brown with about a finger of head that dissipated quickly. There is a malty and bready nose – exactly what I might expect in a standard brown ale. The flavor is hearty with a mild and slightly sour bitterness on the finish. The light roasted malt character is pleasant and makes for a solid, but not exceptional brown ale.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had at the blue dog.
Came too me very much looking like a stout. Deepestbrown black with a tall mocha head dense and long lasting with plenty o' lacing.
Aroma was roasted malts fruits caramel sugars. Maybe some hops.
Taste was good. It was full bodied smooth and easy drinking. Lots of roasted goodness in there with hints of fruits and nuts.
My first from helltown and I'm happy to say not my last.

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Photo of jp312
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Tatartastic
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Cazlo
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of GreenJetta912
4.91/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In a pint glass-Pours brown.... I was expecting that. half finger of head, not much lacing. appearance is normal for brown. slight red edges to the beers color.

Smell is toast. like a fresh honey wheat bagel in the toaster. brown sugar sweet, slight coffee note.

Taste: Wow, who knew a brown ale could taste this good? Extremely quaffable but with a shitload of flavor. At first its slightly toasty, a little brown sugary sweetness and then a lil' tiny roasted m alt starts talking to ya. I could have one of these for breakfast.

Finish is perfect. a little bit of coffee on a maltly sweet canvas. Leaves you begging for more. MMmmmm, get in my mouth.

Overall: I'm a hophead. Before I had this beer, I always told everybody I didn't like any example of the style. This is the only brown ale I've ever had that I actually enjoy. It's a tad more roasty than other examples and much more depth. It's Awesome in every way. Doesn't look all that impressive but who cares?

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Photo of MikhailStout
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Seaba
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker than expected, very dark red held up to a light.

Smells a little roasty, malty, nutty. Certainly seems that an English yeast was used.

Tastes of caramel, minimal coffee, slight sweetness.

Lighter on the carbonation side, very drinkable/session-able. Very smooth

For a brown ale this is very good, would buy again.

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Photo of kbuzz
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of 2x10
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark brown, with a small head that dissipated instantly. Grabbed this straight from the brewery garage from a growler straight into a tulip glass.

It was extremely fresh with a small amount of carbonation. Very drinkable with a toasted nut, caramel and light coffee flavor. The taste did not linger but the coffee essence continued throughout. This goes down way to fast and tastes too good! I could probably drink the whole growler (if I could stand-up). This could easily become one of my favorites, if the draft version at the local pubs tastes as good as this.

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Helltown Mischievous Brown Ale from Helltown Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 89 ratings
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