Wasatch Bobsled Brown Ale | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch Bobsled Brown AleWasatch Bobsled Brown Ale
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Wasatch Bobsled Brown AleWasatch Bobsled Brown Ale

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Utah Brewers Cooperative


Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Bitterbill on 03-15-2005

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 26
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Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown with a freshness date.

LOOK: Clear reddish brown, good lacing

SMELL: Caramel, dried grass, nutty, yeast, faint fruitiness, herbal, toasty

TASTE: Smooth, crisp, toasted husk, biscuity, mild caramel, wet, brown bread, dry finish

A solid brown, not a problem knocking a few of these back. Could be an "American Mild Ale" as well but few would get that. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of Hugh37
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of HalfFull
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear ruby with a half inch of bubbly off white foam. No visible carbonation in the glass and it took a bit of work to get much of a head on the pour. Retention is somewhat short but the beer does keep a light surface ring of foam and throw off light lacing.

Light roasted malts on the nose and a hint of hops. Bit of lightly sweet caramel is more evident after the head settles. Hop notes take some effort to unearth and dissipate quickly after a spin. Somewhat smoky after some exposure.

Roasted malts arrive on the tongue as well but don't offer much complexity. Wasn't really expecting much in that department given the light ABV yet there is little unfermented body either. Finishes with rather dry and has a lingering smoky aspect that I didn't find too endearing. The drying nature of this beer keeps me from seeking another.

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2.46/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Clear medium dark amber body, head dissipated quickly

Smell: some roasted Malt, slight earthy notes, foul yeasty bread

Taste: roasted malts, foul yeasty bread, slight bittering hops, watery finish

Mouthfeel: Light and carbonated

Drinkability: Drinkable, but a pass for me. This one had some extra time to let the foul tasting/smelling yeast to settle out.

Used burgundy style glass beer at 55F

Born on: 1/18/11

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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of DrunkenMonk
2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bobsled Nut Brown Ale has a thin-to-medium, beige head, a fair amount of lacing splotches left on the glass, a very clear, red-brown appearance (although, the website says it’s unfiltered), and a few bubbles ascending. The aroma and flavor are muted, but you will pick up some sweet, candy-like toffee in the aroma, and mild, roasted, semi-sweet bread crust and low-level bitterness in the flavor. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Bobsled Nut Brown Ale finishes crisp and plain. No off aromas or flavors, though.


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Photo of Laklimell
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of im4beer
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Zorro
2.77/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear brown colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smells of molasses, patent malt and coffee. Curious strong tea scent to this one.

Starts out neutral flavored with a long coffee after taste. Fair chocolate and caramel flavors.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall it is just OK.

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Photo of rmtaggart
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of MFMB
3.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

If it looks good, smells good and feels good then it must taste good. I purchased one of this beer in a build your own six pack and enjoyed it enough that I bought a case of it the next time I was at the store

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Photo of Dwkasper
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jwc215
3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Wasatch for including it in a trade:

Pours brown with a thin, lasting, creamy off-white head that leaves some trailing lace.

Nutty, some caramel. Mild, but pleasant enough.

The taste is of caramel, a bit nutty, some balance to the sweetness. A mild brown ale. Something a bit odd about the aftertaste - can't quite put my finger on it.

Thin for a winter brew.

Not much to say about it other than a mild brown ale, but glad I had a chance to try it - Thanks John!

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Photo of Cramerican
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Eric908
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Wrex68
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of flexabull
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear brown/dark amber color with a rather weak head.

Beer smells like cola, and sweet carmel malts.

Flavors are biscuit like, grain, and some carbonation up front. There is a touch of sweetness and dryness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is too light for a brown. It's not bad though, considering the low ABV.

Once again Squatters/Wasatch has gone a good job at making a drinkable beer that manages to squeeze under the 4.0 ABV. Not bad, but nothing special.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.57/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nutty chestnut color with a rapidly diminishing head. Opacity is 60% and at it's strongest the head was 1 finger.

Aroma is of roasted nuts. A little caramel malt.

Taste is nutty, focused on peanuts, acorn, walnut, chestnut. Toffee follows gently and the finish is roasted nut and bitter coffee-blonde ale notes.

Feel is underwhelming like most brown ales, but within spec. Light bodied, easy and slightly bothersome carbonation, wet finish with no parch.

Overall, it's underwhelming...but the nuts are an enjoyable focus. A great brown if you like nuts in your ale.

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Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.25/5  rDev +30%

Photo of McAfee85
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sixpoint
2.83/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pretty average beer. I did not pick up the nice malty complexities one would like to have in a nice brown ale. My sample poured with a small head that did linger as I drank it. The mouthfeel was thin, a bit wafery and a slight bitterness from the hops. I did not pick up much malty sweetness or caramel flavors, and as a result, I found this brown ale to be rather bland and uninspiring. Perhaps I'll have more luck with their other beers...

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Photo of Brewman7284
3.5/5  rDev +7%

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Wasatch Bobsled Brown Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 52 ratings