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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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tony210
3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: dark brown with a big foamy head that slowly recedes to nothing.

Smell: lots of yeast, some swtto malt and toffee, some coffee.

Taste: a good brown ale, not my favorite style, nutty, creamy, touch of coffee, pretty good.

Feel: ample carbonation, medium bodied, well constructed.

Overall: again, not my favorite style, but Kane made it fresh so I had to try it. Nicely done beer, worth a try.

Growler from the brewery
3.75 rating

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3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from growler into tulip glass

Pours a chestnut brown color with some brighter reddish hues. Thinner tanned head fades out into some spotty lacing with wispy film on top.

Nice roasty, nutty malt character in the nose. Oatmeal with bread crust and light sweetness from dark chocolate.

Nutty and bready up front with a light sweetness. Chocolate and caramel with a decent oatmeal maltiness. Medium backbone, not overly sweet. Finishes a little dry.

Medium body, decent carbonation, pretty smooth and easy on the palate. Another nice beer from Kane - I'm excited to see what's next.

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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a growler from the brewery.

Drift Line pours a stout like black with only ruby red highlights at the edge of my glass. The mocha colored head shows nice retention. Smells of subdued roast with a touch of chocolate. Faint herbal hop scent.

Nice smooth mouthfeel from the oats. Begins with a chocolate and slightly sweet flavor that gives way to a moderate level of roast and slight hop bitterness. Well balanced brew.

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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From 11/16/13

a - Pours a black color with one inch of dark tan head and low carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.

s - Smells of coffee, roasted malts, toasted malts, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate. Light cream as well. Very nice nose; a decent amount going on and everything smells great.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, burnt malts, toasted malts, and light bitter coffee. A step down from the nose, some bitter notes throughout the taste.

m - Thin, light body and low to moderate carbonation. No heat and easy to drink, but too think for a stout.

o - Overall a decent brown ale. Not my favorite Kane offering but a solid brown ale that could be good for people new to craft beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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