Drift Line | Kane Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by xnicknj on 11-26-2011

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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by FickleBeast:
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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at George street alehouse in new Brunswick. Arrives in a pint glass with a finger of foam. Rings of lace coat the glass as I drink.

Aroma is fairly mild but you do get a whiff of citrus hops and pale roasted malt. Flavor is a nice malty brown sweetness with a moderate dose of happy flavor and bitterness. This is nicely balanced with the hops breaking through to announce this is an American style brown. Awesome smooth creamy mouth feel.

Kane is consistently putting out great beers and this is no exception. Maybe a touch more mild than other offerings, but a flawless representation of the style.

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My least favorite beer from Kane thus far, and somewhat disappointed to be honest. After absolutely falling in love with their Head High IPA, the Drift Life Brown Ale didn't live up to my hopes/expectations.

Pours dark brown color with ample tan head. Lots of malts, chocolate roasted aroma on the nose.

Taste is coffee, caramel with little citrus from the hops. My problem is that the flavors are light, and weak. Body is too thin and overall it's a very boring ale.

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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler purchased 9/17/16 at brewery. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: Good light tan 3f head with long retention, lacing, ring, cap. Beer is a very dark brown.

S: Coffee and roasted malts mostly. Maybe some cocoa.

T: Roasted malts dominate. Some coffee. Unsweetened cocoa. Bitter chocolate. Roasty nuttiness, for lack of a better term.

O: Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Pretty chewy, if that makes any sense. Good construction.

O: This is the brown ale we've been waiting for, I think.

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Drift Line from Kane Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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