Left Field Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale | Left Field Brewery

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Left Field Eephus Oatmeal Brown AleLeft Field Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Field Brewery
Ontario, Canada
leftfieldbrewery.ca

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Oatmeal Brown Ale is inspired by the seldom thrown Eephus – a risky and unexpected high-arcing pitch that catches the batter off-guard. This American Brown Ale finds its sweet spot with dark, dried fruit aromas, a touch of bitterness and spicy woodiness, and a surprisingly creamy smooth taste.

35 IBU

Added by Sammy on 03-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
8.74%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of eberesford
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dense creamy persistant head over a dark brown, almost black dense body. Aroma toffee and dark fruit. Taste toffee, molasses, some toast. Hops unobtrusive good balance. Full mouth.

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Photo of woolerhillbilly
4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid brown with all the character you would expect. Flavour profile is loaded with cocoa and coffee notes, leafy green hops and toasted grains that linger on the finish. Smooth on the tongue and easily sessioned. Well done.

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Photo of Simon212
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ikidunot
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NightINgale
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thehyperduck
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle from the LCBO; no bottling date. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a deep, clear chestnut-brown colour with brilliant ruby red highlights. One finger of light beige-coloured froth is situated atop, which proceeds to wilt steadily over the next five minutes or so; a thick, creamy collar remains in place afterwards, accompanied by a messy ring of lacing and a soapy, bubbly cap on the surface. On the nose, I am getting notes of milk chocolate, molasses and toasted nuts, with suggestions of coffee, oatmeal and plums. The hops also come through with some earthy, herbal qualities.

An exquisitely well-balanced brown ale. The malts figure in strongly from the outset, including flavours of toasted nuts, toffee and oatmeal, accented with notes of roasted grains, cocoa and coffee. Hints of dark fruit mid-sip, which is where the tables start to turn and the hops really get a chance to strut their stuff thereafter. Moderately bitter, with earthy, herbal notes and perhaps a touch of pine; finishes with a malty, roasty aftertaste that fades within a few seconds. Medium-full in body, with light carbonation levels and a silky-smooth, generous mouthfeel, which is presumably thanks to the flaked oats. Ridiculously easy to knock back, unlike an actual eephus.

Final Grade: 4.12, an A-. Left Field's Eephus is a beauty of a brown ale, with its combination of nutty-sweet flavours, roasted malts and tempered hop bitterness proving to be genuine crowd-pleaser. The sinfully satisfying texture is merely gravy on top. I don't drink brown ales as much as I used to, but if I could find Eephus locally then you could bet yer ass I'd be back in line for more - and I'd encourage other BAs to sample this one too, if given the opportunity.

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Photo of RobbieG
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark brown/black, solid one inch head with good retention.
Aroma: oats, straw
Flavour: toasty oats and bitter bur nt malt flavour, earthy hops
Mouthfeel: creamy, medium body, medium carbonation
Overall: very solid brown ale, not too complex but satisfying. Would buy again.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 ml bomber served cold into a Guinness Pint glass. Purchased from the LCBO for about $7 CDN.

Appearance - big tan head with a finger and a half fluffy cap. Good retention and decent lacing around the glass.

Smell - oatmeal, with a slight coffee and vanilla aroma. Not a huge aroma but generally quite pleasant.

Taste - some oatmeal, traces of coffee and a general bitterness that is pervasive throughout the beer. Some vanilla and possibly caramel sweetness but really minor.

Mouthfeel - smooth and slick, rather velvety and full bodied.

Overall - good beer, more of an oatmeal stout than a brown ale, but classification scruples aside, a good beer with enough oatmeal flavor to make this tasty.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samallison
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squeezyq
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from the lcbo for around $3.

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Photo of JahTurbo
3.07/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of polloenfuego
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first chance to taste something from this brewery. Pours darkbrown. I taste a little bit of smokiness, and this beer reminds me a lot of Wellington County Dark. I hope I can sample something else from Left Field soon.

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Photo of nullbort
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darnzy
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hunterjames
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for around that $3.00 mark or so. Served at 7deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high light brown head that lasts for nearly 5mins before film out. Very dark brown colour and filtered clear.

S- Nice malt but has a touch of metallic scent to it.

T- Nice light roasted malt flavor. Nothing sticks out at you and it's a balanced brew. The oats are lost other than at touch of the expected bitterness

M- Bit creamy and dry at the end. Expected from this style.

O- Pleasurable brew. Nothing great but nothing offensive. Have a few for later as I do like oatmeal stouts. Wish I could find one with that thickness I crave.

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went well with........ Grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with onions, tomatoes and butter on top the bread that crisps up nice and brown.

Enjoy

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Photo of WeizenMike
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rukeli76
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Left Field Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale from Left Field Brewery
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