Tejas Marrón | Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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4.14/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
fiddleheadbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Brown Ale, A big, hoppy brown ale brewed with brown sugar



Added by ThatsThatDude on 11-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,883
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
101
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
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2
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18
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of byronic
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look is medium brown with ruby tinges. About a thumb and a half of head, that breaks fairly quickly and leaving a cap and collar that is short lived as well.

Smell is predominantly hop forward, tropical led and then you get the typical nutty scent of a brown. There are also sweet notes to the nose.

Taste is quite nice, hop forward like the nose, and then some sweet and nutty malts coming in. The overall taste is gives a nice balance of hops and those typical brown ale components. A very nice tasting beer.

Feel is medium in weight with average carbonation. There is a creaminess to the feel that adds to the enjoyment. Nice hop finish.

Well, it took me a while to get a hold of this one, but it was well worth the wait. A fine example of an American Brown, and I would certainly have more of this, if I could get my hands on it.

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Photo of cbutova
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft at The Hangar, Amherst, MA.

A- Light brown body from the draft to a pint glass. A foamy cap ascends to a cm high with fairly good retention. Wide belt leaves a sheet of lace that is followed by webs below.

S- General tropical and fruity hops joined by toasted nutty malts, brown sugar, bready cereal grains and toffee. Malty but doesn't hint at sweetness.

T- The hops open up quite a bit with peach, mango and stone fruits complimenting the brown ale somewhat malty base. Notes of dank weed, passionfruit, pineapple, tangerine, melon and slight bubble gum. The brown malts give toast, nutty and slight cocoa hints.

MF- Smooth and creamy medium body. The carbonation level is on the high side and it ends with a smooth dank herbal bitterness.

A great way to combine the Brown Ale style with a hefty dose of hops. Some of the freshest and most distinct stone fruit flavors I have ever found in a darker beer.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Murky, citrusy, subtlety sweet. Pint poured at the Salty Pig. Gotta say right off the bat - this is one of the uglier beers I've encountered, right down there with Deciduous from Trillium. Both are super-hopped browns so maybe this is just how it goes. Looks like watered down iced coffee - murky, muddy, brown - with a thin head. From there, though, the beer shines. Citrus, roasted malt, sweet coffee and herbal tea on the nose. Taste is citrus (papaya, tangerine) and pine on top of a slightly sweet iced coffee-base. Feels light on the palate which is surprising considering the big ABV. No heat or bitterness. Nice and smooth. Don't judge this book by its cover.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance was a cloudy to murky/muddy brown color with a thin cap of a little white foamy head that stiffened and slid off at a gentle pace. Not much lace.
The aroma had an absolutely wonderful blend of sweet to bitter grassy hops over top of a nice semi-smooth caramel/toffee malt base. Fine level of nuttiness to soften the aroma ever so slightly.
The flavor blended finely from the hops to the malts to glide nice and smooth on into the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, maybe a hair under with a pretty nice sessionability about it. Didn't seem like 8% to me, but that didn't bother me.
Overall, since I'm a fan of brown ales and even the hoppy ones, I loved this one and thought it was legit and a half! Looking forward to more growlers of this guy!

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Photo of LoudRed
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AirBob
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 7irondave
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xtonytx
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MRVermont
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmf5581
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Irishace9
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NelCet
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stum-pub
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nomdegar
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cpetrone84
3.32/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is faintly hazed brownish red with lots of off white head. Nose is heavily hopped, a touch oily and a ton of citrus. Flavor is extremely hop forward also, again oily hop and tons of citrus, slightly resinous but not in the bitter sense. Feel is overly oily, moderate carb, and softer feel.

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Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of apasternak
1.86/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of ALC82
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dewback4
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Tejas Marrón from Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 101 ratings