Attic & Eaves Toasted Brown Ale | Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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131 Ratings
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Attic & Eaves Toasted Brown AleAttic & Eaves Toasted Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
Massachusetts, United States
slumbrew.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
An autumn brown ale with distinctive toasty flavors from an assortment of roasted malts and grains. As a seasonal, limited release beer, its nutty characteristics offer a great companion to colder climate cuisine. A bright hop finish from Cascade and Fuggles balance the toasted grain notes to create a new expression of autumn brown ales.

Brewed with Toasted Buckwheat, Maris Otter, Victory, Brown and Chocolate malts. Balanced with a bright hop finish from Fuggles and Cascade.

Added by PeterIngemi on 11-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
26
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by PeterIngemi:
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass.

A: pours a deep deep brown almost black with a slight ruby mahogany hue around. The edges when held to the light, very dark for a brown Ale. I get a finger and a half of toasty looking head After a moderate pour. Nice head retention and a bit of lacing... Good looking beer.

S: nice dark toastyness, with notes of chocolate and dark coffee. A nuttyness comes out more and more as this brew warms. Nice smelling brew.

T: this is very tasty... Nice toasty chocolate notes mixed with nutty and coffe like flavors... Very well balanced and delicious.

M: heavy creamy mouthfeel for a brown ale, this seems to have a heavy porter or almost stout like mouthfeel, with nice moderate creamy carbonation, and a dry nutty toasty finish.

O: this beer is delicious.

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More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of woodchipper
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of far333
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opaque mahogany colored with ruddy highlights. A light brown frothy head lingers long, and remains for the duration of the glass. Aroma of roasty malt, charred bark, cocoa, raisin and root beer.

RIch flavor of darkly roasted malt, cocoa, brown sugar, espresso, and raisin. Firm bitterness from roast malt, plus some floral understated hops. Full and rich mouthfeel. Really good beer.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JMS1512
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of PopGun
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JamesStreet
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of xos
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevincredible
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a deep brown color with a finger’s worth of light off white foamy head that fell off at a good pace. Mild stringy lace. The aroma had some roasted nuts, light toast, cocoa powder, light earthiness. Some grassy hops. The flavor blended the sweet to the roast and followed into the aftertaste pretty nice. Quick malty and roasty finish. The feel was centered around a medium body with a fine sessionability about it. Gets somewhat creamy along my tongue. ABV might have been a bit high for the style but still gets it done just right - good job to the brewers. Overall, pretty well done brown ale worthy of having again.

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Photo of ericvillhauer
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of trevorpost
3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DJoe
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tarps68
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DomingoOrtiz
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of B-J-B
2/5  rDev -50.4%

Lots of roast and very little else. Almost like a thin stout. Not my thing.

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Photo of dd43
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is the most porter-like brown ale I've ever had. Pretty tasty stuff. Do not make the mistake of drinking this at fridge temp, it wants to be at least 10 degrees warmer than that to allow the roast, toasted nut and bitter chocolate notes to open up.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Lovely aroma that's sweet and toasty with notes of milk chocolate, hazelnut and coffee. Slightly musty with a noticeable alcohol fume.

T- Enticing flavor that reminds me of peanut brittle. Quite complex too as milk chocolate, mild anise and a coffee aftertaste all make appearances. Alcohol is there but manages to mingle with the rest of the flavors nearly perfectly resulting in high drinkability.

M- Slightly creamy with mild carbonation and quite a full body for a brown ale.

O- I can see why this is Slumbrew's highest rated beer. Very tasty and intricate for a brown ale. A higher ABV and good sweetness are also big pluses.

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Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark brown in color—closer inspection reveals that it is clear dark red when held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high light brown head that died down, leaving patches of bubbles that covered nearly the entire surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the overall taste is very nutty and also has some hints of roasted malts. No sweetness or toasted malt flavors are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has to be the nuttiest brown ale I ever tried. Although the nutty flavors are very dominant, there seem to be a variety of different malts used that lends complex flavors of different nuts and makes things interesting.

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Attic & Eaves Toasted Brown Ale from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
4.03 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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