Brown Cow Brown Ale | Carson's Brewery

Brown Cow Brown AleBrown Cow Brown Ale
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Brown Cow Brown AleBrown Cow Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Carson's Brewery
Indiana, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RblWthACoz on 10-21-2013

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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by Arherring:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Photo of Ben7773
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Dinkel
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of navband
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of dsauter
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMK1018
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of secondtooth
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice ruby-brown, with a thick and sudsy head of off-white bubbles. Lace is detailed and lovely, too.

Aroma is chocolate malts up front, with a little woodsy spice (cedary, almost). But it's the chocolate that gets me front and center. Excellent!

Taste is deliciously malty chocolate and a hint of bittering hops at the finish. It's like a rich bittersweet cocoa tone. I also get a touch of a slight burnt flavor, as well as the wood hinted at in the aroma. All-in-all, a distinctively complex, flavorful, and an excellent (even noteworthy) brown ale.

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Photo of ordybill
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Slight toasted malt aroma, with a floral backdrop
Appearance- Pours a nice brown color with amber streaks. Has a nice thick off-white colored head.
Taste- Has a malt and nut flavor, I am not floored by the flavor. It is OK
Palate- A heavy bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- A slightly better than average beer.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of KYGunner
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good chocolate malt upfront before turning lightly nutty. Some light grain and barley is present but hard to find. It's a bit overly crisp and watery to finish.

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Photo of beardown
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this fine brown from a 12 oz bottle in a pint glass. This brown ale pours a brilliant lightly hazy copper brown color with a firm light tan head that dissipates to pooling foam and GREAT lacing. Nose of chocolate malts, caramel malts, bread crust, and light herbal hop notes. Flavors are light chocolate malts to the front, sweet caramel malts to the sides and back, and a light bittering hop to the rear. Smooth lightly coating mouth feel leaves a light coating on the tongue of bready moderately roasted malts and grains and a light bittering hops aftertaste mingling with sweet malts. Very nice offering for this often overlooked and snubbed style of ale. Would make a great session ale as well. Looking forward to trying other brews from the brewer.

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Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of travis875
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. A new one to me from Carson's Brewery, out of Evansville, Indiana, acquired a single bottle of this stuff from the local Binny's as part of a mixed six pack.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours more an extremely dark ruby than brown. Looks very nice. Four big towering fingers of beige froth that stays a while. Some yeast sediment seen lurking near the bottom of the glass.

S - A creamy, earthy, nutty aroma. Notes of chocolate, brown bread, brown sugar, & vanilla. A simple, yet pleasant smelling beer.

T - Taste follows the nose: a very robust, nutty brown ale. Lots of chocolate malt, notes of cocoa / vanilla, brown sugar, and some crisp yeast presence. Mild hop fruitiness is noticeable, but fades as the beer drinks on.

M - A smooth & creamy mouthfeel. Medium-bodied with excellent carbonation.

Overall, a very nicely made brown ale from Carson's Brewery, one of the best examples of the style that I've had in recent memory. Definitely recommended.

Carson's Brewery Brown Cow Brown Ale -----4/5.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Brown Cow Brown Ale from Carson's Brewery
Beer rating: 56.2% out of 100 with 121 ratings
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