Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Gingerbread Brown | Triton Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Gingerbread BrownGingerbread Brown
53 Ratings
Gingerbread BrownGingerbread Brown

Brewed by:
Triton Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by robwestcott on 12-10-2011

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of pezhead_79
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Always a solid winter time offering at the brewery. They have started to bottle this but it just doesn't work well. Maybe I've just gotten some poorly stored bottles from local stores but I prefer this direct from the source.

 227 characters

Photo of BEERchitect
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

With a host of spices at their expense, Triton brewers say that you don't have to hit the cooler weather along. Equipped with a sturdy brown ale with the spice medley to emulate gingerbread, those gloom winter days couldn't be brighter.

Their Gingerbread Brown pours the expected bonzen-brown with tawny golds at its margins. A rapidly building head collapses quickly but before that offers a rich bakery scent of molasses, ginger, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg for that unmistakable medley that is gingersnaps. The sweetness grips the early palate with toffee, caramel and toasted spice cake for extra measure.

On the middle, the bulk of sweetness is lost to toast, coffee, cocoa and spice as the supporting malts dissolve to relegate its scant character to that of cola. Still, its spicy trail leads to a strong ginger presence with its peppery bite and its floral taste. Toasted breads of coffee cake, spice cake and a nutty pecan flavor rounds out the finish while a coffee-like bitterness begins to show.

Medium-bodied but strongly astringent, the spices lay a peppery tannic bite and a light papery texture with wood spices and a tinge of grape skin. A spicy aftertaste reaffirms the flavor of gingerbread with an aftertaste of cola nut.

 1,243 characters

Photo of rsquared59
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasted_Youth
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neckbracesub
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ksoden1186
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Frankenstein897
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of shirtless_mike
2/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of craft_shannie
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of wrentmore
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of RCLOHR267
2/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of bzach
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of secondtooth
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour a ruddy ruby, rather than a straight brown. I get a nicely-sized tan head. Lace is unremarkable, though.

Nose is spice -- notably cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Very definitively a holiday-styled ale.

Taste is more of the heavy spice character, with spicy ginger seeming most prominent. Allspice and cinnamon follow. Body is light, but taste is heavy. A solid winter warmer.

 397 characters

Photo of BSuter
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Jho3325
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer has a slight haze and is very dark brownish amber in color with a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high light beige head that died down and left a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of ginger are present in the nose along with notes of allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and nutty malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the spices are a bit more prominent.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer smells a lot like a gingerbread cookie and is a nice ale for the holidays.

 624 characters

Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of menacho1
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of roger617
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Gingerbread Brown from Triton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 53 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.