La Brea Brown | Fossil Cove Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fossil Cove Brewing Co.
Arkansas, United States
fossilcovebrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by capnamerica on 03-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
16.22%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of TonyPerkis
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Love this beer. I find myself craving it.

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Photo of zacnock
4.91/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cambabeer
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kdubzz
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

One of my go-to's in Fay-town. Pours a deep amber-brown, see through with a very small, off white head. Smells like a caramel apple, quite sweet but not overly much so. The taste is light, dominantly sweet, with apples showing up again, and a bit of plum or some other dark fruit. A bit of a hop character that lingers just a bit at the end. An interesting take on the style. Still smooth and somewhat malty, but that fruitiness sets it apart. Perfect mouthfeel, medium with medium to light carbonation. Overall, this is a very solid Brown that might be a bit too sweet for some, but suits my palate perfectly.

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Photo of Hogbrew02
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 50StateBeerTour
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, brown color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of hops, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of caramel malt, hint of nut, and slight hops. Overall, not bad, but average at best.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
2.95/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Watery, unimaginative, fake-caramel taste. Truly a run-of-the-mill brew.

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Photo of South2NW
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kds2437
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillet
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of infinitebruner
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

June 19, 2015

Draft, nonic pint

A – Deep brown but still clear. About an inch of khaki foam, which has fairly long retention, about a centimeter lingering for several minutes.

S – Rich bread crust, very prominent. Clean, almost lager-like. Hops are light, herbal, and slightly woodsy. A bit of caramel. Slightly caramel, but not off-putting.

T – Again, very prominent bread crust with some caramel malt. Hops are subdued, herbal and a touch of floral. Moderate hop bitterness. Also some metallic flavor, still not quite off-putting but not entirely pleasant.

M – Moderate carbonation with a medium-light body. Moderate hop bite. Mostly dry to very dry, especially on this finish.

O – This beer has a lot going for it, but the metallic aroma and flavor appears to be a flaw. Otherwise a fairly clean, easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMaus
4.48/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If you're in the Northwest Arkansas area, seek out this beer. Perfectly balanced brown ale and by far the best in the style I've ever tasted. Subtle sweetness and fruitiness impeccably balanced with the light hop bitterness.

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Photo of BartStockland
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

The folks at Fossil Cove use a Belgian yeast in this beer to create an interesting version of the traditional American Brown Ale. This is a consistently good and very approachable beer.

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Photo of BlackBeerDown
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of WKrieger
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of Elicoleman
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of LukeGude
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of caduceus
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of CraigTravor
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of rtrasr
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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La Brea Brown from Fossil Cove Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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