Get Up Offa That Brown
Golden Road Brewing

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Style:
English Brown Ale
Ranked #62
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #32,747
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 9.92%
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
257
From:
Golden Road Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  62
SCORE
84
Good
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Photo of osheamatth
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good representation of a nut brown English Ale. Caramel, chocolate and hazelnut notes. Flavors come out better as the ale gets warmer as it comes of the tap too cold for this style.

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Photo of Amendm
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12-oz. can (11/13/18) poured strongly into a 16-oz mug yields a 1/2 finger of tan short lived froth with spotty lacing. Translucent, slightly hazy chestnut brown with red highlights, appears old copper penny color in front of light.
Smells of caramel and roasted malt, a little bread and yeast with very faint hops.
Taste begins semi-sweet and lightly bitter with the malt standing out. The middle features faint coffee, chocolate and roasted pecans. The finish is quick, neutral and slightly bitter with hops at their most noticeable level, still on the low side. A mineral aftertaste lingers.
Light body (a little watery) with low carbonation, soft and smooth feel.
True to style and enjoyable, could use a little more malt to the backbone.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Poured clear brown with ring of white foam. Smell was brown sugar, toffee, roasted nuts and vanilla. Taste had light breadiness to the base, plus a smattering of toffee encrusted nuts. Little of the sweeter end of brown ales, but delicious. Great mouthfeel, medium bodied with bready smoothness and a touch of cloying sweetness.

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Photo of pat61
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: brilliant dark brown with ruby highlights blanketed by 3 inches of light tan foam with good retention

S: A hint of fruit and hop rise from the glass

T: Rich chocolate, gain, some malt spice, some hop spice, and a trace of fruit lead the flavors

F: creamy with a medium plus body and medium carbonation

O: very drinkable, flavorful and not overly potent

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Stamped on can bottom is canning date of '08.15.2017'.
Clear, brown colored body. Hard pour produced a one finger bubbly head which quickly subsides to creamy cap, beige in color. Strings and spots of lacing left behind.
Aroma is subdued, smells of bready malt, caramel, chocolate, and vanilla.
Taste is roasted darks malts without bitterness but rather with a little sweetness, with a little dark fruits and chocolate coming in late. Slight vanilla tops it off. There is a little chocolate wafting about with a whiff of coffee. Pleasant to roll around in the mouth.
Medium mouth feel with good carbonation.
This is a solid brown ale with a roll call of attractive smells and tastes. I would buy again.

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

Tap pour with light tan head and dark brown semi-opaque body. Minimal thin lacing. Sweet bread nose, more caramel in the flavor. Feel is light. Decent.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 8/12/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, and dark fruit; with lighter notes of toffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, herbal, grass, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. A bit too fruity/yeasty, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roast malts and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of toffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark fruit, herbal, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal/grassy/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, milk chocolate, cocoa, herbal, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roast malts and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.5%. Overall this is a very good English brown ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roast malts and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very rich well rounded English malt complexity; mild fruity yeast and earthy hop balance. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On draft. Served in a pint glass. Pours a darker brown body, one finger white head with no retention, no lacing. Smell is a bit of nutty brown, slight boozy heat, not much else behind it. Weird. Flavour is fairly bland, slight nuttiness, a bit of caramel sweetness, slight boozy heat. Not much on the backend, though certainly not terrible. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, watery on the backend, though appropriately carbonated.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at Cliffhouse in LaQuinta....it poured a deep rich brownish amber with creamy off white head that left a nice ring lace. The scent had hints of malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with hints of sweet bread. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a very good beer.

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Photo of Gavage
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance; dark amber in color with 1 fluffy 2" head that slowly falls. Some lace develops.

Smell: light bread and nutty aroma.

Taste: bread, toasted nuts, some chocolate, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smoother and a touch dry at the finish.

Overall: an easy to drink brown ale.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a chestnut brown color with hints of red, and a 2 finger head that rapidly diminishes to 1/2 finger.

Aromas of stale milk chocolate, raw nuts, cacao, and earth.

Flavors are of cocoa, pumpernickel, earth, slight metal, woody walnut, and a faint suggestion of malted milk balls.

Feel is carbonated, slightly chalky, light-plus bodied, with a dry finish.

Overall, this beer isn't up to par with the rest of their line, but I still think it's a decent beer. $7.99/6 pack was an insane deal for the islands, I couldn't not get it. Now I just gotta drink the rest before I head back eventually.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with a smudged date on it

Dark-ass amber, sudsy head that hangs around and laces the glass. Smell is nutty and grainy. Taste is very nutty, with chocolate malt and a hint of medicinal hops.

Very mediocre brown

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Photo of Act25
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rolling Stones Bar and Grill, LAX Airport Terminal 6, not much good beer here.

a) Pours clear dark amber with low visible carbonation. flattish thin head and not much lace.
s) aromas of nutty malt and little else. grain.
t) more of the nutty malts and too sweet, no hop savor.
f) medium-bodied and yet thin with a low amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice brown ale if you're stranded at LAX.

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Photo of Suds
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew, from a twelve ounce can, is a maple brown colored liquid with a slim tan head. The aroma is a nice mix of malt and hops...nutty, solid, a bit of fruit, and a little alcohol. The flavor is balanced in sweetness with a peppery bitterness and a little roasted malt underneath. Full in body.

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Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at LAX killing time during a flight delay
looks dark, smells nice, caramel malt. Flavor is sweet with a little nuttiness, but lacking in hops to balance - could use a little more earthiness. Overall, pretty good

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Photo of Alt-malt
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from a 12oz can that was poured into pint glass. The beer pours a deep dark amber brown and leaves just the thinnest of heads. Not much in the way of smell, aside from some faint hints of molasses. More flavors come out in the mouth, notes of caramel and molasses which are backed by the presence of malt. A fair amount of nuttiness plays around in the mouth. Also present is that typical metallic taste of English ales. The feel on the tongue is medium, owing to the decent amount of malt offered by this beer. Overall, a very pleasant traditional style English brown ale, though not incredibly complex, it is a good example of the style that can be easily enjoyed.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with a fingernail of creamy brown on top. The aroma is of caramel and molasses. I'm tasting caramel and dark malt. This is coming off a bit on the sweet side for my liking. The mouth is smooth and creamy.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 6-pack $7.49 Times Supermarket
Dark Brown color like Cola
Medium mouthfeel
medium-light carbonation
Caramel, roasted malty taste, smooth, creamy, slighty watery
Overall an ok easy drinking beer. Nothing exciting about it so I would drink it and be fine with it , but not seek it out and there are a lot of other beers I would buy before this one.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Hawai‘i Bowl shaker pint glass
From: A Hard Rock Hotel hospitality suite
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received Dec. 13, 2016
Consumed: Dec. 18, 2016
Reviewed as: American Brown Ale
Misc.: Canned on Feb. 4, 2016

Had plenty of these, especially the week of the Las Vegas Bowl, but this would be my first time reviewing it. Liked it OK, giving it a 3.75 on Untapped. Although #CraftAdjace, it was certainly better than the other options in the suite. Not excited about having this canned way back on Feb. 4, 2016, but still need to review it.

Poured a medium brown semi-clear color with three fingers of light khaki-tan frothy head. Light bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Average watery lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled English roasty malts, toffee, caramel, nutty malts, cocoa, hints of brownie and brown bread. Pretty good on the nose. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste followed the nose. Got those English roasty malts up front, followed by toffee, caramel, cocoa, nutty malts, light brownie batter, brown bread, biscuit and malt chocolate. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long nutty finish. (Feel - 4.00)

This was even better than I thought with this review. Just a very good American Brown Ale. (Overall - 4.00)

3.99 | 89 | B+

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Photo of tone77
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
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 -1.6%
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 Brolo75
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
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 -1.9%
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 +17.4%
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 -9.7%
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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