The Brown Note | Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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86
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399 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Kentucky, United States
atgbrewery.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The brown ale to end all brown ales. Enjoy it, because there is no longer any reason to drink another. You’ve reached the pinnacle. A healthy blend of traditional British malts give this popular style a semi-sweet, biscuity, slightly roasted flavor. Oats thicken the mouthfeel, and a handful of specialty malts add complex chocolate, toffee, and caramel notes. The hops are mostly traditional, earthy British hops, but we cocked it up a bit with some Cascade late in the boil just to show those snooty Brits that we don’t approve of that Constitutional Monarchy crap.

Added by mrfrancis on 04-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
399
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
106
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 399 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of caitlinw94
4.88/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nage37
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

four and three-fourths out of five

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Photo of Jasonchair
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of ta_hagen
4.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of seanzig
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This brown has perfect balance. Rich yet still soft and goes down easy

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Photo of AB71
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This (per the label) is actually an American Brown Ale. A vastly unrepresented style. Great beer, albeit a bit too pricey.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Brown Note - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse. Poured from the bottle into a nonic tumbler, this brew's head is two fingers thick with lateral lacing, and a dark brown transparent body.

I smell nicely toasted malts and heartier grains.

Tastes like a nice balance of the roasted malts, to where the caramel taste is just on point here. Not too heavy on the senses, right on the money.

Mouthfeel here is smooth and clean.

Overall, I'll give The Brown Note - Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse a 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of BoomKentucky
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ordybill
4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. The appearance is a light brown color with reddish highlights. The head is small and white. The aroma is malt and coffee. The flavor is coffee and a yeasty dough. This is an excellent beer and the bottle art is a riot. The cap is all black

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Photo of AngryDutchman
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - drank it out of the can, which is horrific.

Smell - sweet, malty. Very promising...

Taste - really great, smoky-malty, not too hoppy, not overly sweet. Balanced and that isn't always the case with brown ales. No fruitiness, just very clean.

Feel - pleases my tongue. Not overly carbonated, which I prefer.

Overall - I would definitely seek this out again. Cudos to Kif for picking this for the variety case. Just keep the ugly side of the can turned away and you'll be fine.

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.46/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic Brown Ale. Really drinkable all around.

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Photo of Leever73
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of firkingroovin
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DangerDawg
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigWhale
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, nice nuttyness, roasty. The taste is really nice, malty, roasty, very nice touch of chocolate/toffee. Medium body, with a very nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is my first from this brewery, and it surprised me, very nice brew.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Chestnuts. Rocky tan head.

S: Brown shuga, cinnamon. Very sweet. Toffee. Sugar roasted pecans and apples.

M: Med-High carb. Dry finish, med body.

T: Roast malts. Burnt caramel. Tart cranberry and espresso.

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMama2014
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good brown ale. Would drink again.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great English brown. Really imaginative, adventurous, and well thought out.

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The Brown Note from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
3.83 out of 5 based on 399 ratings.
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