Gentleman's Relish
The Lone Pint Brewery

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Brown Ale - English
Ranked #45
Ranked #30,892
3.79 | pDev: 12.66%
The Lone Pint Brewery
Texas, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Gentleman's Relish uses Maris Otter malt as the base, augmented with dark crystal and chocolate malts. Whole cone English hops are used throughout the boil, imparting their characteristic smooth bitterness. The beer is named after an Englishman's favorite snack, an anchovy paste, typically eaten on toast.
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allengarvin from Texas

3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best-before date is over 2 years old. Not sure if I should want much out of this. It pours a dark, opaque brown, without hardly a hint of foam. But strong malt notes remain in the aroma, cocoa, perhaps lightly toasted. Very low bitterness to taste, with a fairly chocolate-like taste. Despite low bitterness, it's not too sweet and finishes medium dry. Good, soft, creamy body.

Sep 15, 2021
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An undated 16.9 ounce bottle of Gentleman's Relish pours a dirty brown, iced tea color with no head. It smells of chocolate and quite inviting. It has a mostly chocolate taste that fairly smooth and satisfying. Easy enough to drink. I would drink this again. So many are "dirty dishwater" tasting so this is pretty damn good.

Jan 11, 2021
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Sippinonsomedunkel from Texas

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice bottle that lets you know it’s there. Immediately was excited to pop the top on this one. Upon opening slight disappointment on pour just not enough head (like my marriage). Beer is creamy and dark with nice color. Medium intensity woody and nutty flavors (that’s what she said). Solid beer, not sure I would spend $4 on another single but it’s decent. Very similar to Cholo Stout offered by a local brewer. Good but not great. 82/100.

Dec 08, 2020
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Manta200 from Kentucky

3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Courtesy of frijoless.
16.9 oz bottle dated 2/24/2020 (8+ month old)
Pours a nice brown color with a khaki head with good retention.
Malty nutty taste, very drinkable.

Nov 04, 2020
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance -The beer is served a murky brown color with a tiny off-white head. The head fades very fast leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is rather strong of a brown bread smell mixed with aromas of molasses and some toast. Along with these smells comes a little bit of a cocoa and some light earthy smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a big brown bread flavor mixed with a light roastiness and some caramel and molasses sweetness. These tastes advance forward and are joined by some flavors of some nuttiness as well as a bit of earth. Toward the end of the taste the roastiness fades a bit all while the sweetness increase, leaving one with a thick brown bready taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was rather thick with a carbonation level that was rather low. For the brown bread flavors mixed with sweet the feel is quite appropriate and makes for a more decent but easy drinker.

Overall – A decent brown ale overall. Sit could have used a little more roastiness, but the flavors overall were pretty good. Well worth a try if you get the chance.

Mar 13, 2020
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Kevin30462112 from Arkansas

4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful dark brown with about an inch tan head that dissipated quickly. Light lacing. Smells of chocolate, coffee, caramel and nuts. Nice creamy mouthfeel. The chocolatey maltness hits your palate then the coffee kicks in. Nice hoppy background completes the flavor. Lone pint has another outstanding offering. Highly recommend!

Oct 22, 2019
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ChefHTX from Texas

3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look:Deep dark color unlike a typical brown ale, similar to a stout or porter
Smell: caramel, alcohol, toasted grain
Taste: cocoa nibs, medium bitterness, alcohol, light black licqourice, charred corn
Feel: light to no carbonation, syrupy, waxy

Taste and feel similar to a stronger heavier style, not reminiscent of a brown ale, seems more like an "imperial brown ale"

I like turtles

Jul 06, 2019
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ult_right from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A credible clone of Sam Smith's "Nut Brown Ale," this brew starts out rich and slightly tangy-bitter but then mellows into a nutty warm flavor. The constituents of its flavor, however, are more ragged than the English version, and it ends up being too sweet and therefore missing the complete experience of an English ale: gentle flavor, reasonable alcohol, and low biological impact. This brewery does great work but this beer is not one of their victories and, at $3.50 per, makes me want to spend the additional couple bucks to get the original.

Jun 12, 2019
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ross_a_roni from Texas

3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle - gifted from a friend as a Pascha gift.

4 pack of 4 pints; a generous amount of the stuff!

Smooth brown ale with a pleasant aftertaste.
Chocolate, maltiness with a little bit of a sour kick to it.

I'll seek it out again!

May 01, 2019
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Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Bean:

Caramel sweetness, brown malt, toffee, herbal English hop flavours. Very well balanced.

Smooth, creamy, soft, medium-bodied.

One of the best brown ales I've tried from the states to date, to be frank. Highly drinkable without too much sweetness.

High B- / WORTHY

Apr 22, 2019
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TH28 from Florida

4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. No apparent code dating. Appearance: Deep dark brown, opaque, with slight touch of ruby on the edges. Thick pillowy khaki head and nice lacing. Aroma: Chocolate, nutty, toasty maltiness with some cherry and apple as well. Taste: Starts with a rich malt sweetness that is caramel, nutty and chocolatey, then shows complexity with some cherry and dark fruit notes. Dries out on the back end, and moderate bitterness is enough to balance the rich maltiness. Mouthfeel: Relatively heavy bodied for the style, with a surprising creaminess. Moderate carbonation. Finish: Dries out thru the finish and leaves a very nutty and toasty maltiness. Malty. Overall: A damn good take on an English Nut Brown. Malt character dominates, with a wonderful complexity of the typical caramel, nutty, toastiness, with a unique dark fruitiness. This beer definitely has a heavy body and creaminess that typical but browns, which makes the beer feel bigger than it is. Dries out and remains balanced despite the rich maltiness and body. Really well done.

Mar 04, 2017
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BillRoth from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on Nitro at the brewery. Smooth delicious sipper. Roastiness and depth of flavor. Some malt cocoa and coffee hints to the caramel base. More complex than I expected. Very pleasant exceptionally well made brown ale

Jul 18, 2016
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puck1225 from Texas

4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Like other Lone Pint beers this is a treat! On draft into a shaker pint. Smooth, creamy mouth feel. Excellent light head with beautiful lacing. The taste was a bit sweet and quite malty. This is what I think an English brown ale should be. I will get it again sometime, like I do with most Lost Pint brews.

Oct 07, 2015
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3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you didn't know any better you would think you were accidentally poured a porter. Small Champlain like bubbles with a thick creamy head. Coco and coffee overtones with a strong malty base. Excellent beer. This little brewery in Magnolia has something special.

Jul 25, 2015
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BigRedDog from Indiana

3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy brown. Nice fluffy off-white/tan colored head that hangs around for quite awhile.

Smell is slightly nutty, with decent caramel smell. Toffee is present as well. Fairly standard smell for the style. As the beer warms a slight coffee smell comes through.

Taste begins slightly sweet with a nice roasted almond and hazelnut. Caramel malts begin to dominate. Toffee moves in mid-palate. The nutty flavors dominate the finish and linger.

Mouthfeel is fairly creamy, but I enjoy it quite a bit.

Overall a good beer. In a style that doesn't get much love I do really enjoy this beer.

Nov 30, 2014
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with a thin foamy head. Very little head retention but decent lacing. Nutty aroma that is slightly chocolate. Nutty dark malty taste with slight bitterness and a somewhat chocolate aftertaste. Tried this one at a concert and would like to try it at the brewery to see if this rating changes.

Oct 19, 2014
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pgfault from Texas

4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: medium to dark brown, quite cloudy. Poured into a pint tumbler with one finger head that quickly dissipated.

S: roasty with a slight hop aroma. No sweetness to the nose.

T: I haven't had an English brown ale for some time, but the Americanized version is expectedly drier with a very slight hint of hops. That's the case here. The primary flavor that hits you is the dark malt, similar to a porter, but lighter up front.

M: it's summer, and I've switched over to Kolsch, Hefe, & IPA. However, this brew has a somewhat lighter mouthfeel and is quite drinkable on a hot summer day. Carbonation is on the low side, but the cloudyness gives it an interesting and pleasant mouthfeel. It has a pretty dry finish that hangs around for a while.

O: I'm impressed with Gentleman's Relish. It's a good drinking beer, regardless of the season. I couldn't find much wrong with it. This would probably pair well with brisket or other smoked meat. My only suggestion would be to take the ABV up a little over 7.

Jul 10, 2014
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour is deep brown with a light kahki head . Good retention and lacing
Nose is caramel. Chocolate malts. Hint of roasted bread crust
Taste is chocolate, molasses, caramel.
Appropriate carbonation.
Good beer.

Oct 18, 2013
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Premo88 from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on tap at 3rd Floor in midtown Houston

L: black ... or almost; just a hint of brown; nice solid tan head with some stick

S: piney hops on top of malt; super sweet

T: hoppy sweet; darker than typical brown ale but with the same nutty flavor and malty sweet finish; there's plenty of hops up front; burnt finish at times

F: good carbonation but nothing exceptional

O: a cool, Americanized version of the English style with a lot of hop bite; what makes it work for me is the fact that it's malt backbone helps it remain true to the English version ... lots of malt sweetness. a very interesting brew and one I wouldn't mind trying again.

Jul 24, 2013
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champ103 from Texas

3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Moon Tower Inn.

A: Pours a dark brown color. A two finger white head forms, and recedes. Light lace is left behind.
S: Toasted malts, light grains, some caramel sweetness, and a nutty finish. Not bad at all.
T: Follows the nose with toasted malts, bread and biscuit, grains. Some sweetness and a distinct nutty flavor. Simple but enjoyable.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Fairly smooth and soft. A nice beer to drink. I finished the pint, and quaffing a few if no other options are available.

I do enjoy this. No frills, and easy to drink. Just not a lot going on for me to come back to often if there are other options. Still it went good with my dog from Moon Tower.

Feb 09, 2013
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Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 130 ratings