Tejas Marrón
Fiddlehead Brewing Company

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From:
Fiddlehead Brewing Company
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - American
ABV:
8%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 9.9%
Ratings:
103
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 28, 2019
Added:
Nov 13, 2014
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  18
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: Imperial Brown Ale, A big, hoppy brown ale brewed with brown sugar

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Photo of smcolw
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by smcolw from Massachusetts

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
 
4.08 by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts on Jan 23, 2019
 
4.16 by byronic from Canada (ON) on Mar 22, 2018
Photo of polloenfuego
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

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

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

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

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
 
4.31 by LoudRed from Massachusetts on Jun 05, 2017
 
4.22 by AirBob from Massachusetts on Jun 04, 2017
 
4.02 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jun 03, 2017
 
3.84 by 7irondave from Massachusetts on May 13, 2017
 
3.77 by xtonytx from Connecticut on May 03, 2017
 
3.81 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts on Jun 15, 2016
 
4 by MRVermont from New Hampshire on Feb 11, 2016
 
4.14 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey on Dec 27, 2015
 
4.06 by bmf5581 from North Carolina on Nov 23, 2015
 
4.18 by Irishace9 from Illinois on Nov 20, 2015
 
4.06 by zotzot from Vermont on Nov 08, 2015
 
4.54 by NelCet from Massachusetts on Oct 31, 2015
 
3.92 by vfgccp from New York on Oct 09, 2015
 
3.75 by Stum-pub from Connecticut on Sep 21, 2015
 
4.03 by nomdegar from Vermont on Sep 16, 2015
Photo of cpetrone84
3.32/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

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
 
4 by chippo33 from Vermont on Aug 18, 2015
 
1.86 by apasternak from District of Columbia on Aug 12, 2015
 
4.63 by ALC82 from Iowa on Aug 03, 2015
 
3.63 by Dewback4 from Pennsylvania on Jul 06, 2015
Photo of Roguer
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

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
 
4.71 by Subdoc from Connecticut on Jul 04, 2015
 
4.24 by KRG from New York on Jul 01, 2015
 
4.35 by Troutmen from Indiana on Jun 28, 2015
Photo of Herky21
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Herky21 from Iowa

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
Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Bobloblawlawblog11 from Minnesota

Smells like an IPA, but tastes like aborwn ale. Really interesting

Jun 15, 2015
 
4.74 by sierratwohearted from Virginia on Jun 08, 2015
Photo of marcfromphilly
4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by marcfromphilly from Pennsylvania

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
 
4.26 by JC333 from New York on May 30, 2015
 
4.49 by WoostaBia from Massachusetts on May 27, 2015
 
4.33 by VBWharfRat from Virginia on May 15, 2015
 
4 by Mulzicus from Vermont on May 06, 2015
 
4.66 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire on Apr 21, 2015
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