Lazy Bird Brown
Birdsong Brewing

Lazy Bird BrownLazy Bird Brown
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Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #535
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #35,798
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 15.22%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
82
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Birdsong Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 82
Photo of JimKal
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The brewery clarifies this as a brown ale. To me it tastes and feels more like a porter ( a good thing as I really like a nice porter). Pours a dark brown with a smallish tan head that leaves fairly quickly but leaves some nice lacing on the drink down. The small head counts toward my mark down on looks. The taste is strong on the roasted malts with some bitterness from the hops coming into play in the background. I really enjoyed this beer and will be buying it again.

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Photo of Billolick
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can....PKGD 5/16/18..so a few months in the can, shouldn't be a big problem with this brown ale.

Pour about medium brown/quite dark auburn, lasting mocha cap and leaves some nice looking fields of fine lacing on the glass. Delicate and nice looking brew.

Some nuttyness and caramel on the nose.

Pleasing Brown ale loaded with more nuttyness, again light caramel, toffee, milk chocolate....fresh tasting and flavorful - quite enjoyable stuff....dont sleep on in when in its disro area...

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Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can at the Suwannee Music Park.
This strongly flavored brown ale has high loads of dark roasted grains and hops. Above average bitterness for style. Hints of burnt toast, bitter chocolate, and dark dried fruits.
Smooth, medium-full body and near medium carbonation.

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Photo of Reef
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can
Not quite opaque dark brown like cherry furniture. A finger's beige head which shrinks to a persistent ring and islands. Curtain lacing.
Dark malt, toffee, cocoa aromas, bread note.
Nutty, with some hop bitterness up front. Dark malts, coffee.
Hoppy element integrated well with the nutty malts. Carbonation is long lasting. Semi-sweet aftertaste.
Enjoyable. Hard to resist opening another one.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pretty light, not even quite the mohogany they suggest. Very clear, too. Nice creamy khaki head. Bright hops dominate the nose; not much in the way of roastiness. Those hops are also quite prominent in the flavor, though you do have that rounded off a lot by the thick creaminess of the mouthfeel. Overall, an ok beer, but one that does not represent what I'm looking for in a brown.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown. Thick, short, tan head that lasts a little while fading to lasting cap.

Smells caramel malt, roasted malt and earthy hops.

Tastes roasted malt, bready, light coffee. Followed by an earthy bitterness. Finish is dry with a roasty and earthy linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Bushman71
4.58/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So the Birdsong rep was at Growlers and offered to buy me one, so I obliged. I tend to get locked into IPAs so this was a nice change up. Some hops but some coffee/caramel taste as well. I had another one, on my own dime.

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Photo of hman43
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is cloudy brown.

Aromas of smoked and roasted malts.

Flavors of roasted malts, bit of coffee and a slight bit of sweet citrus

It has a fairly smooth finish.

Overall is is a good brew that is fairly simple, but the combinations work well together and brings out the quality of the brewing process.

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Photo of ranger60
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a 6 oz taster at Dandelion market in Charlotte, an under-rated place not even listed yet on Beer Advocate...

Looked and tasted more like a porter than a brown ale to me. Very dark with a nice mocha colored head. Good roasted notes in the aroma, and immediately upon tasting, strong roasted coffee notes come through. Good mouthfeel, excellent overall.

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Photo of Daktah
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sir Ed's. Pours a dark, slightly hazy, brown with a finger of light tan head. The smell is mostly roast malts and some biscuit/bread smell. Some sweetness is there, though it's muted. The taste is solid - perfect balance of sweet caramel and earthy hops. A little more of that biscuit flavor (almost like some of the New Belgium beers, but not nearly as pronounced). Mouthfeel and body of this one are great; more substantial than I expect for the style, almost like a less creamy porter.

Overall a very solid beer, and one that I'm happy to see becoming a standard at area bars and restaurants.

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Photo of xzymurgist
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a bit confused by the previous reviews of this beer. The only negative comment out of 2 reviews is about a hairspray aroma. I've had this beer on 4-5 occasions and can only conclude that the hairspray came from the reviewer's environment. This is one of the better brown ales that I've had and I've researched this style extensively. It has a good balance among chocolate/sweetness/roast characteristics. If you like brown ale, you definitely need to check this one out.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured a deep dark red-orange brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, spices, roasted malt, and subtle hairspray. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and bread. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Hairspray on the aroma again!? Oh shit…. I have gotten this aroma before in brews from the past and absolutely hated them. However, this one wasn’t too bad surprisingly. The hairspray aspect stayed in the aroma luckily and left a really well balanced roasty and bready flavor to enjoy. There was also a little bit of bitterness mixed in with the dark chocolate aspect lingering around. While not my favorite from the style, it was still above average.

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Photo of Bung
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tap at Birdsong.
Leather brown pour. Good layer of white head.

Aroma, toasted malt, molasses, some herbal notes, hops.

Taste, Matches aroma. Toasted malty caramel. Earthy tones, leather peat. Tea, cocoa, some hop notes. Almost a little coffee roast in the finish.

Heavy side of light bodied. Moderate carb, drinks very well. I'd get it again.

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Lazy Bird Brown from Birdsong Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 82 ratings