The Whale | Community Beer Works

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87
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48 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Community Beer Works
New York, United States
communitybeerworks.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Whale is a smooth yet complex beer, packed with flavor yet easy to drink. We layer distinctive English brown malt and two types of chocolate malt to create aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate and a surprisingly deep roast.

Added by trxxpaxxs on 04-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of twillingthenoz
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SkeletonBitch
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h8r
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SenorBiggles
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill from the brewery (free with the purchase of a steel growler, which was nice). A complex, well-balanced brown ale. I don't think I have anything bad to say about this one. Big coffee and roasted nut flavours, and just enough sweetness to balance everything out. I'd love to see more brown ales like this made where I am in Ontario.

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Photo of LakeEffectSteam
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djhovajk
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dante23x
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclejazz
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of masonstorm
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wortman1998
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dd43
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fishguyac
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinylrooster
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of kjrod20
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Hauckstadtjr00
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Fairly dark but not completely black. Poured into a snifter from a growler from Amherst consumers. Spotty lacing throughout with a thin head.

S- Nice smell! Roasted smelling malts with coffee and a nutty subtleties.

T- Roasty nutty taste comes through for a very tasty brown ale. Not too sweet, well balanced. Not overly malty either. Good finish, with a nice aftertaste, nothing bad sticking around. Good beer.

M- Smooth beer, not too heavy but definitely not too light like Guinness. No flemmy or sugary feel.

O- Good beer! Nothing amazing needing to write home about but definitely going to try another before it's gone. I recommend to anyone looking for something similar to a porter or a brown ale. And you can almost never go wrong buying local.

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Photo of tsp247
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of timmy2b
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a goblet purchased from the guys at the Farmers market. Dark brown/Amber color. Very small amount of off white head. Smells hazel nutty with a light amount of malt in the background. Tastes fairly nutty leaving a slight nutty aftertaste. Fairly light in the mouthfeel and it does not have a lingering taste at all. I enjoy this quite a bit and will be getting it again.

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The Whale from Community Beer Works
4.05 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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