Drift Line | Kane Brewing Company

116 Ratings

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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4.73/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a growler at the Brewery yesterday and can't say enough good things about this brew and Kane in general. Pours dark black with hints of red. Nice foamy head and wonderful aroma. Extremely complex flavor that's go's on forever. I will be visiting Kane more often going forward. Outstanding brew. Jersey is about to become a go to in our craft beer world.

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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown body, reddish highlights, topped by a creamy tan head. Dense but not thick lacing.

Cafe au lait aroma is highly inviting.

Taste has good chocolate, milk, with maybe some dark mixed in. Coffee follows, with a little cream in it. Oatmeal rolls in next. Finally an earthy hop overlay before all the flavors melt together in the afterglow.

Smooth and light mouthfeel, not heavy, but no holes or prickliness either.

The oatmeal is a really nice touch, raising this brown ale up a notch.

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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
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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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
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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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Could be my top brown ale. On tap at the Annex in Asbury Park. Great taps here. Fast burgers, able to get a table.

A Pours like a stout, with a 1 finger tan head, but not enough lace or retention. Ruby highlights in the pitch brown body.

S: Nutty, with breakfast highlights: coffee, malt, cereal, nuts, prunes. Porridge.

T: Roasted malts along with a nutty cream overtone. Some sweet coffee. Roasty nuttiness, with cocoa dust.

F: Medium bodied and carbonation. Pretty creamy and chewy. A roasty nut bar of a beer. Fresh.

O: As good as any Brown Ale including Smutty Nose.

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Drift Line from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 116 ratings
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