Wall's End | Northgate Brewing

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45 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Northgate Brewing
Minnesota, United States
northgatebrew.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Northern English Brown harkens back to the beer that started it all - a brew that we simply couldn't keep in the keg. Smooth, Sessionable, Malt focused, English hopped. Refreshing enough for summer drinking, substantive enough to enjoy in the winter - we love this beer year-round.

Added by Jason on 01-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of nmann08
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Northgate Brewing Wall's End English style Brown Ale. 4.8% ABV. 19 IBU. SRM 22. 16 oz.

Appearance: light brown coloring, clear, off-white head above, leaving somelace.

Aroma: caramel, nuts, some toffee, some cocoa, a likeable malty nose.

Taste: Sweetness first, with hop bitterness cleaning up swiftly thereafter. Just bitter enough to balance. Tasty malt profile continues to deliver on the palate. Actually a little more than balance, spilling over just a touch. Medium bodied. Drinkable. Likeable. Just like a brown ale oughta be.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of beige head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A toasty, sweet, and bready malt forward aroma with hints of caramel, chocolate, and nuts. Toasted barley malt with hints of caramel, toffee, chocolate, grains, biscuit, nuts, and yeast. Hints of cream. Mild earthy hop hints. A pretty solid Brown aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a sweet, toasty, creamy, and bready malt forward taste with notes of caramel, chocolate, and nuts. Toasted malt with notes of caramel, chocolate, toffee, biscuit, grains, nuts, and yeast. Sweet notes of cream. Light backing presence of earthy hops. A nice creamy taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, silky, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid session version of a Brown Ale. Nice toasty malt notes with a light creamy body.

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Photo of morimech
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DIPAFAN
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsprain1
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsp77
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from can into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Chestnut brown with good sized head and a trace of lacing left behind.

Smell: Chocolate, bread, cherry. More of a dry and spicy aroma than a sweet one.

Taste: Strong malt backbone of chocolate, bread and some light fruitiness. Surprisingly isn't sweet. Some counterbalance in the form of spicy, earthy, floral and nutty notes at the finish.

Feel: Moderately low carbonation. Fairly light body but ridiculously smooth and creamy for a sub 5% beer. Mostly dry finish.

Overall: This is definitely one of the best English Brown Ales I have had. Very impressive. In fact, Northgate seems to excel at authentic English Ales, which is hard to do properly and adds a lot to the Minnesota beer scene.

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Photo of herman77
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of einman
3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sparx1100
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This Ale came on tap. It looked hazy brown and had a slight reddish hue to it. Smelled nice and malty with a hint of mild bitter hops. This ale had many different taste phases to it, starting off with heavy malts followed by a taste of bitter, roasty hops reminiscent of a winter ale. There was a nice roasty finish that lingered on the palate. Despite all the different flavors, this ale felt medium-bodied to light.

Would I buy this beer again? Definitely.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery and was so surprised by how much I liked it, decided to pick some tallboys up a week later to make sure I wasn't imagining things...so, from a tallboy into a nonic.
Pours a slightly murky umber with a big foamy 2 finger khaki head that subsides after 2 minutes...some lacing. Nose is bready, a little chocolate (but not sweet), some nuttiness and also some kind of earthy spice...very nice.
Taste is really good, following the nose with even more layers of malty goodness, and again, some light spice and also gentle floral hops. I am getting a little yeast on the end, though, which seems out of place (didn't get this on tap). Mouthful is really good. Medium carbonation, lively on the tongue, substantial body, but also nice and creamy.
I hardly ever look for Browns, but this could convert me. I'm curious to do a side-by-side with Bender.

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Photo of Dave2234
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigAl18
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of kguard
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of kraticus41
2.25/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Didn't taste like a brown to me.

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Wall's End from Northgate Brewing
3.86 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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