Get Up Offa That Brown | Golden Road Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing
California, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by billshmeinke on 01-28-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
197
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
24.86%
 
 
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4
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 197
Photo of tone77
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark mahogany color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is nutty, malts. Taste is bready malts, light chocolate, nuts, smooth and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Rolling Stones Bar and Grill, LAX Airport Terminal 7

A: The beer is clear very dark amber in color (brown when viewed from afar) and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that left a thin head covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of nutty malts along with associated hints of sweetness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and yet a little thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice brown ale if you like a lot of nutty flavors with a touch of sweetness in the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of Catracho5
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass

A: Pours brown with a tan colored head, looks like dark soda, beer is clear, light comes through giving it ruby colored edges, decent amount of carbonation.

A: Not much on the aroma, hints of nuts, chocolate, caramel, very subtle aromas.

T: Like the nose, slight roasted nuttiness, some chocolate, caramel, middle has some some subtle bitterness, finish is more roasted nuttiness and caramel malts, very balanced and drinkable.

M: Light bodied with a dry finish, good amount of carbonation.

O: A decent brown ale, not as flavorful as others but despite lacking some aroma it has a pretty good taste. It's definitely drinkable and balanced, this would make a good session beer in the fall as the weather cools.

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Photo of Motleydrunk56
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a stone glass. Dark brown pour. Smell is slight chocolate and kind of a nutty smell. Not a bad taste but not a great taste either. There is really nothing to set this apart from any other brown. It's not bad but I probably would not revisit this brew.

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Photo of SensorySupernova
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown, can just barely see light through it. Creamy looking tan head that lasts a very long time.

Smell: Chocolate, caramel, roasted malts.

Taste: Follows the nose. Sweet malt backbone goes well with the caramel taste. Some bitterness and roasted flavor at the end.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thick with lots of fine carbonation. Feels creamy.

Overall: Does not seem like a brown ale - more like a porter, stout, or scotch ale. Whatever it is classified as, it’s delicious. The abundant flavor and substantial feel is great for a 5.5% ABV beer.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the LAX airport.

The beer is true to the style - pure brown with just a bit of light coming through at the bottom. Murky/hazy. Head is light tan and dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell is OK yet a bit faint. Some roasted notes and some bread come through.

Taste is somewhat watery but has some good bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt notes in there. Some bread as well, but rich roast character. Unfortunately, follows up with a somewhat astringent aftertaste, so not as smooth as I was hoping.

Somewhat interesting offering in an otherwise dull terminal beer-wise. Not complaining. Hit the spot on my layover.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin, light brown head that dissipates to thin patches. Aroma of bready and mildly toasted malt, nuts, hints of chocolate and oddly, alcohol. Flavor of brown bready malt, nuts, mild milk chocolate; finishing with malt, light chocolate and a hint of hops. Medium bodied. A pleasant, light brown ale with a good tasting malt body and light elements of nuts, and mild chocolate. Flavor is a bit on the light side, but has a good variety of flavors. An easy drinking light brown ale.

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Photo of loubar
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can from Whole Foods. Nose is inviting with faint coffee caramel and yeast. Taste opens with earthy tones, a hint of chocolate and toasted brown bread. Somewhat malty, good carbonation and semi drying close. All in all, not earth shattering but a tasty, very drinkable and exemplary brown ale.

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Photo of BigBry
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Rock N' Fish at LA Live, another good looking local pint.
Pours clear dark brown with a light beige head. Foam settles to a thick film, streaky lace, good retention.
Smell of roast malt, a bit nutty, some cocoa and chocolate aromas.
Taste has all the same elements, roasted malt, toasted nuts, and some more dark chocolate. Finishes slightly bitter like a strong coffee.
Good level of carbonation, medium body.
Overall, this is a very good brown ale with some great flavors.

Now, just to find this one in a can

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Photo of RyanK252
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep mahogany brown with a frothy light brown head that settles.

S: Bready, roasted malt, a little coffee, a bit earthy with a hint of smoke.

T: Roasted malt, earthy and bready, mild coffee notes, faint chocolate, maybe a touch of dark fruit burried in there, and little smoke on the back end.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Solid roasty brown with a healthy amount of coffee. Not bad.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours translucent dark brown with cola edges. The 1/2 inch tan head fades to a cap and thick ring on top and leaves thick strands of lace.

The smell is somewhat muted and consists of faint chocolate and coffee.

The taste is of roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee, molasses and a hint of hazelnut.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is a very good brown ale with rich chocolate and coffee accents.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Pours two fingers of light tan head on a brown-red body.
The aroma has lots of roasted and toasted malt.
The taste is milky, roasted malt, nutty, mild lemon bitter. Great balance.
Smooth texture with low carbonation.
An excellent brown.

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Photo of kevanb
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a Golden Road Grand Opening tumbler glass.

The beer pours a medium burgundy color, hues of garnet, ruby and dark amber, fairly opaque but with a touch of clarity, plenty of bubbles dancing in the glass with a fizzy, but taut khaki head that has low retention but yields a fair amount of lace. The aroma is of lightly roasted malts, faint bitter coffee, light bittersweet chocolate, hearty bread and a bit of caramel, nice balance between the bitter and sweet aromas. The flavors mirror well, plenty of roasted malt, burnt chocolate, thick, rich dark grains, caramel, brown sugar and a nice flavor of roasted coffee bean, though I don't believe coffee to be an adjunct. Roasty, bitter, sweet, there is a nice balance and nice complexity as well. The mouthfeel is okay, it's a bit thinner than I'd like, carbonation is moderate but higher than expected, it feels a bit prickly, but it does coat the tongue well and the finish is very easy, a touch of dryness.

Verdict: A nice brown ale from Golden Road, definitely a worthy showcase of the style. It's quite sessionable at just 5.5% but brings forth all the requisite qualities of a nice, dark, sipping beer. I definitely enjoyed this one and would love to have this again in a cooler fall month.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby brown hue with a thicket of tan head, forms fine even lacing speckled around the sides of my glass. Aroma has a great malt presence, rolling cereal grains going on nutty character with some notes of dark fruits vinous or raisin qualities and herbal hops in the backend. Flavor has a smooth malt profile, herbal nutty upfront perfect cohesive light end of the complexity spectrum especially for a brown ale. Mouthfeel was medium bodied even smooth carbonation very nice drinking beer, overall something I'm glad that I got to try. Thanks again to my pal deford out in Cali he has some access to great beers especially in 16 ounce pounders like this one!

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Photo of lespaulrocka
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Has a nice brown and copper hue. Leaves a bit of lacing .. a one finger tan head that dissipates.

Smell: It has a very roasted/smokey, caramel, nutty and chocolatey aroma.

Taste: Has an upfront dark toasty flavor to it with a taste of hazelnut, caramel and finishing up with the chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Quite thick actually but very smooth when it goes down. It's a bit like a molasses texture to it.

Overall: Probably one of the best I've had so far apart from the only ones I've tried which were Nutty Brewnette and Newcastle's Brown Ale. This one is really great I'm usually accustomed to the taste of stouts. The texture is almost stout like .. this beer is not watery at all. Its leaves a nice coating in the mouth. Very sweet and full of flavor. I recommend others to try this out but I reiterate I haven't had that many brown ales but this is a good one.

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Photo of mjmadden
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours out of a 16oz can into a pint glass, the beer pours a nice brown/nutmeg color with a some extremely fluffy off white foam that quickly dissipates. The smell is a nutty and malty but the aroma end there and the taste is a bit more flavorful with flavors of nuts, toffee, dark bread, thick malts, and a slight coffee/toffee finish. Overall this is a good brown ale and I am glad it is something I got to try on my LA adventure.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a clear born with some ruby hue, two-finger off ww
Bite foamy head that retains decently, eventually reducing to a small layer on top

S- slightly nutty with some caramel malt aroma, fruity esters, a hint of chocolate, subdued for the most part

T- roasted smoky malt brings out some caramel and chocolate flavors, slightly smoky and woodsy, finishes dry with a char-like bitterness

M- medium body with prickly medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- nice nutty notes mixed with some caramel and chocolaty malt flavors

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Photo of pkalix
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

felt like some brown ales today so I grabbed this one of a few, even though I swore I wouldn't drink anymore of their stuff.
nice looking color of brown, actually, a beautiful nutmeg-red color.
foamy head of little subsistence, larger bubbles, and settles quite quickly. smell is total adjunct. corona aroma, corn. some minor nutty aroma and a little bit of malt.
same for the taste. bland with a slight aftertaste and bitterness. some chalkiness on the tongue. an okay brew if you're sitting at their brewery and drinking but certainly nothing special. much, much better browns out there. cool can.
as unbiased as I can be, but it's not a great tasting brew. the color is beautiful, but the taste is bland and gritty.
my only opinion of Golden Road, aside from the three or so brews I've now tried, is that I thought they were a huge bully by threatening the Golden Rod Brewery in Nebraska as trying to spin off from them and confuse Golden Road's consumers. close in spelling, maybe, but a rod is WAY different than a road and if either cannot make their consumers aware of the difference than they are uncreative idiots and, frankly, I think I've seen it in Golden Road's three beers so far. but whatever. I mean, they're in NEBRASKA, for pete's sake! chickensh*t, if you ask me. and is the reason why everyone is coming up with such retarded and long names for their brews these days. take a note from a REAL CLASS ACT like RUSSIAN RIVER and AVERY. they both had the same named brew and they laughed it off and made a COLLABORATION BREW to make Golden Road look like bullies. i'm done.

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Photo of Zorro
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear brown colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smells strongly of coffee. Patent malt and coffee and toasted grain. Perfume of hop scent that is quite floral.

Starts out mildly sweet with a big coffee taste. Flavor is more like a milk stout and is quite mild. Taste isn't as complex as the smell

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is pretty tasty, what it lacks in complexity it makes up for in just plain user friendliness.

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Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint. Pours out a medium red brown with a nice inch of off-white head. Great lacing.

Nice nutty start to the smell, toffee and a bit of mint follow. Bit of cocoa at the end.

Smooth nut bread start to the taste. A bit of toffee and a slight hint of minty and citric hops, very slight. Goes down pretty smooth, little too heavy on the carbonation.

Very nice brown ale. Good for summer evening drinking.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

LAX. On 5.21.13

A - Served a medium brown with a smaller light tan head.

S - weak smoked malt with some Carmel tones.

T - Carmel, subtle vanilla, roasted, smoked malt.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Muted and weak. Some vanilla and roasted malts.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(another one on tap from City Beer Store, SF - saw it a bunch of other spots in town)

This is a solid American Brown.... nice, dark chestnut color, clean, bit of spongy head w/o endurance.... the aromas suggest day-old brown bread, perhaps a touch of esters to brighten it up, but little-to-no hops (that's what I like in this style!).... A roasty, tough-crusted brown bread does come across on the palate with a slight dark, hardwood flavor as well - all malt here, enough caramel to add some complexity and, again, no hoppiness of note, perhaps a touch of its bittering.... wonderfully clean-drinking with more than a little gummy, crystal-malt roundness in the body....

Not a bad brown ale at all! Malt-dominant, as I prefer.... I still feel it needs a little more malt complexity (they took it this far...) and more of a lasting, dirty finish....I may have to sample this again when I'm out that way.

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Photo of mactrail
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a ruby brown in the St. Bernardus globe with a nice swirl of low-altitude foam. Creamy carbonation is a nice feature. The smell is a double take-- sweaty horse blankets.

Dark malt flavors enlivened with some bitterish hops is the short version. This is more charred around the edges than the usual sweet caramel sorts of Brown Ales. The smell keeps intruding, but there seems to be some peculiar nutty flavor in this. Pear skins and raisin bread toast with a bitter twang in the aftertaste. This is actually much more interesting than the run of the mill brown, especially with the moderate alcohol content.From the 16 oz can purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the first canning ever on the 16th of Jan 2013.

A reddish brown with a dense, light brown head that falls off to a disk leaving little lacing, this looks decent. The nose has an initial whiff that is strongly reminiscent of cheerios, but once it's had time to breathe, aromas of cocoa puffs, toast, caramel and earthy hops appear.

The palate opens with a blend of sweet caramel, cocoa, toast and a grainy astringency. Honeyed whole wheat toast, a little bit of sugar, both of which are pleasant, are offset by the grainy bitterness that isn't. The mid-palate is sugary and watery, and the finish is mildly sweet, moderately bitter and a little astringent. Light in body and arguably over-carbonated, this feels decent on the palate. A decent effort.

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Photo of charlzm
3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on cask at the Pub at Golden Road on March 20th, 2013.

Slightly murky mahogany colored brew with a creamy, three-finger off-white head. Lots of tiny little bubbles moving ever-so-slowly up through the beer. Lots of sticky, clinging sheeting throughout the drink-down. Beautiful.

A slight peppery aroma. Grapefruit and bready malts mingle with subtlety.

Flavor is smooth and mellow, perhaps too much so. Brown malts and lots of melanoidin. Trace bitterness (tastes charred) on finish.

Slightly chewy and thicker than medium-bodied.

The appearance was the best thing about this beer; perhaps being on cask blunted the flavors too much?

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