Shake Your Money Maker | Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment

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Brewed by:
Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment
California, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Honey roasted peanut and fresh coffee aromas arise from the glass of this deliciously balanced brown ale. Dark Chocolate, hints of vanilla and nutty undertones are evident mid-pallet, while roasted coffee beans round out the finish.

Added by J_ale on 10-06-2013

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 8
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Photo of chinchill
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery taproom In San Diego.

Pours dark red-brown with a good tan head.

Aroma: sweet malts and hints of dark fruits.

Flavor: sweet malts. Hints of dark fruits, coffee, and hops.

O: a nice. slightly robust version of the style. Worth trying.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drepreciado
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Knothole
4.81/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

They may have changed the recipe, but my glass off the tap smelled of vanilla and cinnamon; reminded my of apple pie. The flavored were subtle and delicious. Add to that it was a nitro tap, and was smooth, smooth, smooth. They set the bar high with this one; it's hard to beat!

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Photo of GMan310
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

its a ok beer not a huge fan of brown ales. love the picture though

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Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of irthesteve
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of wulfie85
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

I love a good brown ale and this is exactly that. Pours brown and smells exactly the way a brown ale should. Goes down very smooth.

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Photo of TheBoog013
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of speedvagen
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Pete_Simpson
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of mjsargent
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of MickeyHops
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
2.79/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Clear dark red-brown with a modest foam in the Duvel tulip. There's a faint whiff of vanilla and yesterday's coffee. Lots of burnt flavors and the faintest malty note.

This must be one of the driest American Browns I've ever tasted. It gets rather sharp as you sip. There is a slight nutty taste. Very spritzy on the tongue, and I don't mean that in a nice way. It's more of a flavored club soda.

Overall, this is plain and straightforward and austere. The bitter aftertaste leaves me wanting a beer chaser, of something else. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the brewery taproom.

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Photo of Choke
2.06/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Smells like baby vomit.
Tastes like hookah.
No kidding.
And for some reason it's ok, if you're into that kind of thing.

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Photo of kemoarps
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark murky cola-ish brown. More brown than cola though. A good finger of fine creme head.
Nose is sweet and nutty. Almost a tart note towards the end. Almost a touch creamy.
Flavour follows suit. Brown sugar and nuttiness. Maybe a hint of molasses as well. Creamy mouthfeel and an acrid bitter finish. Lingers
A bit bitter, but otherwise a really solid brown. James would be proud?

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Photo of beertootsie
5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just learned they won some gold medals for this one, I can see why. Absolutely delicious Brown!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled on 7/8/15.

Pours a murky super dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, brown sugar, nut, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, nut, caramel, brown sugar, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but there is a yeast presence in the taste that gives this one a bit of a weird aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jefewyatt
2.8/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Had this on tap at Deli Stop.

Appearance is a dark brown, caramel colored where the light shines through. Good head but no retention. Decent lacing down the side of the glass.

Not much of an aroma. A faint scent of peanut.

Flavor falls a bit flat. A slight roasted flavor. Tastes bright and slightly bitter. Tastes nutty and dry on the finish.

Mouthfeel is balanced, good body and a medium amount of carbonation.

Overall this beer doesn't deliver a whole lot of flavor. I prefer a brown that's a little more aggressive than this. Not a bad beer.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fox227
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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