Lazy Bird Brown | Birdsong Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birdsong Brewing
North Carolina, United States
birdsongbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bung on 01-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
15.59%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of ManBearPat
4.89/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of michaelnj
4.62/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice tasting with nutty overtones.

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Photo of BMESSER88
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bushman71
4.58/5  rDev +23.1%
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 zachthelaxer93
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sporklift87
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Onenote81
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xzymurgist
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
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 Samputnam14
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of greencovesteve
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleckpa
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evan35
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Volsdawg10
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DWheeler379
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of marine1975
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of 13tido
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ranger60
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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 Spaceman_Jer
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daktah
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
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 Bung
3.83/5  rDev +3%
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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Photo of Jamato14
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of nater919
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Lazy Bird Brown from Birdsong Brewing
3.72 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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