Tejas Marrón
Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
American Brown Ale
4.14 | pDev: 9.9%
Apr 28, 2019
Nov 13, 2014
Notes: Imperial Brown Ale, A big, hoppy brown ale brewed with brown sugar

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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Closer to darker amber than brown. Clear. Moderate head. Lots of streaks for lace.

Quite hoppy for the style. Like fresh crushed hop cones. Not much from the malt.

Like the smell, it's very hoppy. The body is relatively thin (like the style) with a higher carbonation. The malt is well hidden as is the alcohol except a very minor presence late in the aftertaste.
Apr 28, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

Jan 23, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Mar 22, 2018
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Reviewed by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

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.
Mar 06, 2018
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

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.
Jul 12, 2017
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Reviewed by ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

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.
Jun 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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!
Jun 13, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by LoudRed from Massachusetts

Jun 05, 2017
Rated: 4.22 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

May 13, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by xtonytx from Connecticut

May 03, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

Jun 15, 2016
Rated: 4 by MRVermont from New Hampshire

Feb 11, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey

Dec 27, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by bmf5581 from North Carolina

Nov 23, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by Irishace9 from Illinois

Nov 20, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by zotzot from Vermont

Nov 08, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by NelCet from Massachusetts

Oct 31, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by vfgccp from New York

Oct 09, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Stum-pub from Connecticut

Sep 21, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by nomdegar from Vermont

Sep 16, 2015
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

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.
Aug 30, 2015
Rated: 4 by chippo33 from Vermont

Aug 18, 2015
Rated: 1.86 by apasternak from District of Columbia

Aug 12, 2015
Rated: 4.63 by ALC82 from Iowa

Aug 03, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by Dewback4 from Pennsylvania

Jul 06, 2015
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Fairly standard appearance for a brown ale; a bit clear, a lighter, nut-brown color, and a nice tan head with good retention.

Hoppy both on the nose and on the palate. Juicy, citrusy hops. Definitely presents as an IPA, with a darker, roastier malt body.

Lovely beer with exceptional drinkability.
Jul 05, 2015
Rated: 4.71 by Subdoc from Connecticut

Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by KRG from New York

Jul 01, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by Troutmen from Indiana

Jun 28, 2015
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Reviewed by Herky21 from Iowa

3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
It has a nice aroma, citrus/fruity american hop-like aroma and what smells and/or tastes like pounds of fuggles hops. It is earthy and has a dirt/yeast flavor that builds and is a bit off putting.

I won't rate this as a brown ale because it isn't one. It is probably a brown IPA if you want to give it a style. The beer appears extremely turbid and murky, not quite dark enough for a classic brown. The mouthfeel and flavor miss what a classic brown ale is as well.
Jun 21, 2015
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Rated by Bobloblawlawblog11 from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Smells like an IPA, but tastes like aborwn ale. Really interesting
Jun 15, 2015
Rated: 4.74 by sierratwohearted from Virginia

Jun 08, 2015
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Reviewed by marcfromphilly from Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Label says brown ale but it's a damn good DIPA. drinks like second fiddle with extra malt and brown sugar. Fantastic beer and even more powerful brewery. Between this and second fiddle, these two are enough to launch this brewery into the same category of alchemist and Lawson's. Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing.
Jun 03, 2015
Rated: 4.26 by JC333 from New York

May 30, 2015
Rated: 4.49 by WoostaBia from Massachusetts

May 27, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by VBWharfRat from Virginia

May 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by Mulzicus from Vermont

May 06, 2015
Rated: 4.66 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

Apr 21, 2015
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