Shotgun Wedding | Country Boy Brewing

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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.

Added by kaips1 on 05-08-2012

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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by Buschyfor3:
Photo of Buschyfor3
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz draft served at Louisville's newest craft beer digs - the Crescent Hill Craft House

A: Looks the part of a classic brown ale - dark mahogany with ruby highlights; interesting with little head off the tap and no retention - just a slight collar of tan colored foam; minimal lacing.

S: Lighter than anticipated on the nose; some caramel sweetness; faint hints of vanilla and the lightest of a chocolate undertone manage to break through the soft bready/nutty malt profile as the glass warms; to be honest, I didn't get a lot off of the nose of this one, but it could be a result of the plethora of fantastic smells coming from the kitchen just 15ft to the right of our seats at the bar at Crescent Hill Craft House.

T: Assertive maltiness up front in the form of warm bready flavor; vanilla appears late, breaking through with a hint of sweetness along with a light chocolate note; vanilla rises as glass warms to room temp; finish is slightly drying with a toasted bread and a nutty note tailing off while a kiss of vanilla just lingers beyond the swallow to draw you in for the next sip; not overly sweet but with a nice balance between malt and the vanilla on the finish.

M: Fine carbonation breaks through the initial oily feel on the palate; finishes with a nice, frothy crispness; interesting juxtaposition of a darker beer with a much lighter-bodied feel than its initial looks would suggest, but it works for me.

O: A solid brown ale from a great local brewery, and one that I'm glad to have had the chance to try given its limited availability. The vanilla note peaks through late to add a nice, slightly sweet twist on a classic style, making this one supremely drinkable brown ale. If you find this on tap, take advantage of the opportunity.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Country Boy Brewing - Shotgun Wedding. 4.8% ABV. 12oz can poured into a pint glass.

Look: Dark maroon body, appearing reddish through light with lots of floaties. Small amount of white lacing on top, before shortly ending up as a ring.

Smell: Tons of vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar, with a malty backbone.

Feel: On the thin side, with some carbonation to give it some weight.

Taste: Sweet vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar, with some malts. Finishes sweet.

Overall: This was one of my favorites when first getting into craft beers, and I've been waiting for it to get canned. Out of the can, it's just as good as on tap at the brewery.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Marshall Hall of Fame Cafe

Pours deep brown with some light shining through, small head. Smells of brown malts, brown sugar, earth and caramel. Tastes of brown malts, caramel/toffee and a hint of vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium body and carbonation, crisp dry finish. Nice sessional me brown that pairs well with food

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Photo of Knight77
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good aroma. Really had me hopeful! Took a sip and initially was impressed, then it just kinda dropped off. Every sip is similiar, initial rush of flavor, then just whimpers out.
Still quite drinkable. Just so much promise initially, with no follow through.

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Photo of sabitu
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shagator
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of juicebox
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Dinkel
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of amstokesdb9
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Lajohnson413
4.83/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in Lexington.
Small, weak and sticky off-white head over a dark red-orange-brown body.
Smells great, with penty of vanilla mixing with toasted malts. Smells very sweet; candy sweet, so its a relief it is not as sweet as suggested. Still, a bit too sweet for general consumption, but a good option as a dessert beer.

Low carbonation and near medium body; perhaps a bit under-carbonated. Smooth.

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Photo of JoeBarham
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Excellent job at K.I.S.S. & delicious! I feel too many beers try too hard. This beer does not!

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Photo of jmrybak
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of weonfire
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BDeHart
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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 norinco
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of prototypic
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlockman
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty thin and watery with not much head nor flavor to boot. The vanilla notes were imperceptible, and this beer was incredibly light and very session able.

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Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. A dark amber brown color with a small white head. Has a nice cocoa flavor and aroma. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a clear glass. Has a dark bronze/coffee appearance, fluffy tan head that dissipates quickly, little lacing.

Smells of toasted malts and toasted nuts, hint of tea. Sweet vanilla notes, faint bourbon, caramel, and brown sugar.

Tastes much like it smells. Tastes like toast, along with some sort of cola flavor, toffee notes, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and some chocolate. Altogether a very nice light mix of things. Feels smooth.

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Photo of Bmonster
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of needMIbeer
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Shotgun Wedding from Country Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 220 ratings