Drift Line | Kane Brewing Company

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109 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
kanebrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by xnicknj on 11-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmacnuts
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Act25
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Photo of dsa7783
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Office in Summit. Pours a deep, dark, mahogany hue with moderate frothing. Nut brown aroma with chocolate and espresso nuances. Light and drinkable.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
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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4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

"4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (727) - - SEP 24, 2015
**
09/24/2015
On tap at blend. Smooth smooth beer. Dark black pour. Very black for a brown ale. Creamy off white head. Taste is Very Malty. I get brown rice, brown bread.

Very Nice.
**

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njcraftguy
4.73/5  rDev +19.4%
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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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev +2%

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