Oaktown Brown Ale | Calicraft Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Calicraft Brewing Co.
California, United States
calicraft.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by scottfrie on 07-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
114
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
17.14%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of casapy
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrisjws
3.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GFD400
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MIrvine
4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of remingtonsteele1987
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've only had this beer on draft, and it's a nice all around beer. It's a very dark brown with very little head. Definitely has a burnt espresso aroma with the same flavors along with bitter chocolate. Although it's dark, it has a light to medium body and finish.

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Photo of bump8628
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zander4dawin
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Fluffy head, dark brown ale, thick creamy texture, dark chocolate notes, with coffee, grainy oatmeal cookies, and powdered sugar. Pretty tasty, mostly enjoyed the texture of the beer.

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Photo of Vlaminck
3.96/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Covocali
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BradExtreme
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Minivan
4.34/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smokey, medium body and awesome

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is dry cocoa, roasted malt and wood.
The taste is burnt wood, chocolate, milk, and pine bitter at the end.
The texture is crisp and thick.
Tasty and enjoyable.

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Photo of alwaysplayin
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScurvyDogs
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of AnHeroicHippo
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of the_benskii
4.11/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tomb_ride
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bradschafer
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
2.42/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

While I have to say this is more flavorful than the average Brown Ale, I wish it wasn't. There is an intense back of the throat catch that is very peculiar. Severely roasted grain, burnt oatmeal, and a bitter finish.

Why is this so bitter? There is a little resiny and piney hop flavor, but mostly it's a bitter harshness that burns the throat.

Innocuous appearance-- clear brown color with a modest head. Spritzy on the tongue. Undrinkable. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Beer Revolution in Oakland.

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Photo of Wcwalden1
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
4.37/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my go to Brown Ales very tasty.

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Photo of TJYellowDog
4.76/5  rDev +36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very delicious brown ale brewed and bottled in CA

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Photo of HungarianCount
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Reginato
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of ironchefkook
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Oaktown Brown Ale from Calicraft Brewing Co.
3.5 out of 5 based on 114 ratings.
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