The Quill | Relic Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Relic Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WillieThreebiers on 10-25-2017

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by lic217:
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4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sulldaddy
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a cold draft of this brew while out for dinner tonight. Served cold in a classic pint glass. The beer is a chocolatey brown color with some light passing through my glass. A minimal khaki colored edge layer of foam rims the glass. Aroma is chocolate malt and some toasted grains. I also get roasted notes and some toffee. Not really much of a hop profile here, a nice nose on the beer.
First sip reveals an average body with a smooth texture and fine tingly carbonation.
Flavor is similar to the nose with lots of toasted grains and some bready yeast notes. A bit of dark chocolate and toffee mix together and again not much of a hop profile with maybe a little bit of a earthy or light spicy note, but malt is the show here. The toffee notes linger on my palate and this beer drinks very easy. A nice change of pace for Relic, as they are cranking out IPAs. A well made brown ale that is worth trying if you find it.

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Photo of jaxon53
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mike22ne
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can, no date.

Look is a medium dark brown with a reddish edge, with a thin beige head that fades into a ring.
Smell of malt and yeast, light caramel and toasted dark bread.
Taste is pretty nice, caramel malts and nutty toffee, cracker and bready grains. Earthy hop bitterness.
Feels good, light-medium body with moderate-high carbonation. Dry finish. Lively and very drinkable.

A nice brown ale. Relic makes lots and lots of IPAs, so it's nice to see an under-represented style done well too.

Edit: it is packaged with yeast so a can or two that I've had for several months is pretty over-carbonated.

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The Quill from Relic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 7 ratings