Shotgun Wedding | Country Boy Brewing

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Shotgun WeddingShotgun Wedding

Brewed by:
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brown ale brewed with bourbon-soaked vanilla beans.

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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Rufus1
2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Twelve ounce can pours a cola brown with two fingers of tan head which lasts for about five minutes. Settles to a small rim with surprising lacing. I detected no vanilla on the nose. I did however detect one unusual smell that reminds me of either pickled beans or barrel fermented sauerkraut. (I am truly a country boy) Taste is a little to flat with to much carbonation which comes across slightly metallic. A touch sour. Overall a drinkable beer. It does not make me crave another which is one of my personal standards.
This could have been a bad can and I will try another one to be sure. If the next one tastes better I will do a review do over.

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Photo of godawgs
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Appearance: Pours with a brilliantly clear iced tea hue and capped by an inch of ecru foam; splashy lacing but modest retention

Smell: Toasted malt and nuts, with hints of toffee and tea

Taste: Toast and a hint of toffee, with an earthy, nut character; nutskin sourness, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The best thing about this beer was the color - don't think I have ever paid such a compliment to a beer before; supposedly, this beer was aged on vanilla beans but I didn't pick up any of that flavor

Thanks, SPLITGRIN, for the opportunity

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Photo of donaldgarner
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noooddle
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kuges
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Country Boy Shotgun Wedding Brown Ale aged on vanilla beans. 12 oz canned 1/5/17 poured into a pint glass at fridge temp. The beer is brown as promised with about an inch of tan head that recedes to a cap but holds. The aroma is vanilla with some chocolate and roast mixed in. The taste is kind of "brown ale lite" with vanilla added. I get a little chocolate on the end but also a bit of tang that would be more suitable in a porter. Mouthfeel is thin with sharp carbonation that leaves a barely perceptible metallic feel on the tongue. Overall, OK. I'm not sure this could have been better fresh but I might try it on tap if I had a chance.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tried at a chilis on tap. Pours dark brown with no head and no lacing. Smells smoky. Taste of smoke, vanilla with a very mild finish, very drinkable. Will find some to take home

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

Photo of dexterk1
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I tried this beer at Blinkers Tavern in Covenington. It poured a hazy brownish amber with white head that left some lacing. The scent had hints of brown bread. The taste was nicely balanced and very easy to drink. The mouthfeel was creamy with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a solid brown ale.

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Photo of sabitu
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of neenerzig
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The bar in the lodge at Ogle Bay my wife and I are staying at for 2 days has this beer in-tap. Served in a pint glass, this beer draws a clear light brown/dark Amber color with a slightly tan/off-white head that's about 1/2 inch thick when first served that settles to a thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with some swirls of foam on the beer's surface along with decent lacing. Aromas of roasted caramel malt sweetness is certainly present along with an herbal, earthy hop smell. The taste is pretty. Inch the same, with a somewhat roasted, caramel malt sweetness that gives way to an earthy, herbal, slightly resinous, mild hop bitterness. Good balance of flavors here, and the malts dominate the overall flavor profile here just slightly. As it should. Has a crisp, just slightly prickly, also smooth and frothy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish, and the tasted malt sweetness likes tonsitnon my palate for awhile after each sip. Easy to drink in the good way.


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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear, almost opaque very dark cola brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate chestnut brown colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy tan head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of chocolate malts and nutty (walnut) malts with light aromas of toffee sweetness. That is followed by just shy of moderate flavors of vanilla.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of chocolate + toffee malts with lighter flavors of nutty (walnut) + toasted malts with a light to moderate amount of toffee sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of vanilla. Light amounts of grassy hops towards the finish contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Very enjoyable - this brown ale was the perfect platform for showcasing the vanilla. Easy to drink and a nice post dinner beer (though not as sweet as dessert beer). I'm impressed that this is an exciting brown ale.

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Photo of Rdc67
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drone
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PDGreenB
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nutty with vanilla on the nose, rather sweet. Distinct peanut aftertaste. Great beer for dinner, could have a better mouth feel. Not quite silk, not quite cotton.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puftdank
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJonesAuD
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can with the Country Boy truck gracing its label. Dark reddish brown color with a nice on the pour settling quickly into a thin ring of lace. Aroma is quite nice with a semi roasted brown malt backbone and hints of vanilla and brown sugar. Flavor is as good as the aroma with the vanilla taking a more mild tone and the sweetness leaning to faint brown sugar and brown malt. Texture isn't too bad for its size, but I prefer brown ales to be bigger and thicker for my preference.

Shotgun wedding is a nice session brown though a brown ale isn't my choice of session ale. I prefer the big malt and sweetness of a brown ale. While my can review does improve a touch, Shotgun Wedding has so much potential as the brewers at Country Boy have as well. They are unbelievable craft brewers who will one day discover the thick sticky mouth feel the best of the best deliver and when that happens good beers like Shotgun Wedding will be hard to resist. It's still a fantastic beer, but it's texture could be much thicker. It's hard not to love Country Boy!

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Photo of ronn
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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