Handsome | Yellow Springs Brewery

very good
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Brewed by:
Yellow Springs Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tastymug on 05-31-2013

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by ddedhed:
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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

I'm trying this on tap at Local Roots in Powell, OH. It poured an opaque dark with ercu head that is leaving a lace. The scent had sweet bread vibe. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. Rich chocolate malt and roast ever present. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall I thought I was drinking a stout...but man this is a fantastic brown and can't believe this isn't rated higher.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz pour in a nonic glass at South Park Tavern:

Appearance: Very dark brown approaching black. 1/4" dense tan lead with lots of find strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Cocoa powder and lots of roasted malt.

Taste: Very rich in roasted malt with come chocolate and coffee notes. English bitter finish with some herbal notes to it. Quite strong for an American Brown Ale - approaching stout character in roasted character and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, a bit of a dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: A very tasty and full bodied brown ale. As I described in the taste, this beer is approaching stout territory, and if I hadn't known it was a brown ale, I might have mistaken it for a stout. Very drinkable and I easily wanted another one, but I got distracted by other things on the South Park menu.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Working off a 1oz sample pour for this review, but this beer got my attention.

Great smell. Lots of caramel. Very rich tasting. More than most brown ales I've had.

Do yourself a favor and get you a pint of this really well done beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy, dark brown and has some lacing as you drink.

Smell: The nose is subtle but there are definitely notes of coffee.

Taste: Follows the nose with a sweet flavor and definitely notes of coffee and perhaps a little smoky.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied, well-balanced and crisp and carbonated.

Overall: This was my favorite of the four Yellow Springs brews I sampled; it's nicely flavored and well-balanced. Very drinkable.

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Handsome from Yellow Springs Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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