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Kona Brown | Perrin Brewery

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Brewed by:
Perrin Brewery
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by chinchill on 08-12-2013

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103
Avg:
4
pDev:
50.75%
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"Kona is smooth and dry, neatly hopped, has caramel appeal and a dash of sweetness".

Clear, deep, dark mahogany in color, with a fine tan head and very good lacing.
Not much except coffee in the nose. At first, it seems like the taste will follow, but a substantial roasted malt component soon kicks. It eventually fades leaving a lasting coffee aftertaste. I liked this beer, and the coffee component in particular, more than their Single Origin. Single Origin, however, is a more unusual brew.

O: Recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you like coffee you'll like this beer. I tried both the Kona and the cask Kona. The regular was a little bit too carbonation for my taste, so I enjoyed the cask Kona more. It's a light (not heavy) beer that I liked better than Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter, which while a porter, is similar in flavor.

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Obviously a Brown Ale.
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Very strong coffee flavor, too much for my liking and I really like coffee.

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Coffee bomb... Which is an improvement over earlier renditions.

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