The Eleven Brown Ale | The Native Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
The Native Brewing Co.
Florida, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by StevieW on 07-17-2003

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by SaCkErZ9:
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer seems to have an identity problem. Not the actual beer, but where the beer comes from. None of the bar keeps where I tasted this beer knew much about it. Their website say it's Ft. Lauderdale, the bar tenders say anything from Oregon to Maine to Orlando.

This is a very good ale. Unfortunately this type of beer is a very hard sell in Florida. It simply does not match the weather. Pours dark copper, with a pale almost tinted head, similar to a nitro pour. Very nutty smell, effervescent walnut (thanks The Elbow). Very nice taste heavy caramel and chocolate-a nice balance one after the other. The beer may have lacked freshness (see above) it was a little bite(y). Very drinkable-the one time I wish it where "colder" in Florida.

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Photo of StevieW
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a local beer of sorts, it is made by Fresh Beer, Inc. In the Ft. Lauderdale area. They sell it in kegs only to local pubs and restaurants. I recently had it at the Food Shack in Jupiter, FL.
Opaque medium brown color. Nice creamy full brown head. Moderate nut smells, some faint very faint roasted malt and hints of chocolate. Some slight chalkiness, is the only setback. Nice rich roasted flavors, medium body, very refreshing for the most part. It is good to see this beer being offered in more Florida locations as an alternative to usual AB products. Rated against beers available in Florida is very good and worth trying. If you rate it against all other brown ales, it's better than average. I have had probably 4-5 times now, and each time I have enjoyed it.

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Photo of 6thomas3
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Preface: BEST ENJOYED BEFORE 12/2011 on the label

Appearance - Solid dark brown with ample carbonation bubbles traveling upwards, frothy head with a mixture of brown and white hues that has modest retention leaving behind adequate suds on the side of my glass; once viewed against a light source the appearance changes to a more amber red hue that fades towards the top

Smell - Malty notes with a charred wood aroma infused with chocolate and pecans

Taste - Light bodied blend that has an all most undetectable bit of hops and sweet malt flavor that conceals just the right amount of alcohol

Mouthfeel - A pleasant and refreshing mouthcoating leaves a sweet aftertaste; uniform slipperiness and smoothness transition into a thin desirable sheet of wetness

Overall - Great potential for a session beer and highly recommended if you enjoy the English Brown Ale style

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Chaosfiend
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of atlason
2.33/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brewed by shipyard brewing co for native brewing

Served in wine glass

A: shallow, fizzy head w no lacing

S: toasted malts, toffee and caramel, slight herbAl notes

T: steely, not very flavorful, very dry. Completely at odds with the nose. Generic hoppy malts on side of tounge. Aftertaste is steely. Perhaps this one is overly attenuated ?

M: thin with medium carbonation, too tinny on the balance.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of chickenflea
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average brown. Some nuttiness to the taste. Malty but with some metallic notes that appear after warming. Texture is watery. Color is on the reddish side for a brown. Good head and retention. Fair lacing. Average aromas strength but with nothing offputting. Low carbonation. Keep working at it Florida Beer. It is nice to see you available in more locations.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
2.92/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brittmb29
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Drinking in a pint glass, poured from a cold 12 oz bottle

A- Brown body with amber edges light tan ring head that stays down the glass w/ no lacing. a common looking brown ale, lacking in head.

S- most noticeable is nutty from roasted malts but hoppy spice is in the background, overall a light smelling ale

T- Very hoppy brew brown ale, carbonation on the tongue distracts from initial taste and is followed by the spicy hop flavor. some malts balance the hops but it they still dominate the flavor. ends oily hop and roasted aftertaste on the tongue.

M- Carbonation is what makes the mouthhfeel, as bubbles burse on the tongue with every sip giving it a creamy faux-medium body. some palate dryness from hop character.

O- could definitely be a session beer but I'm glad i bought this beer single, for me it is too hoppy a brew if i'm wanting a brown ale. I prefer for a more balanced malt while appreciating the bitterness as well. However i see how this would be a hit with the hop-headed brown ale drinker.

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Photo of bigdeuce
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

The eleven brown ale is a pretty good microbrew. It has a nice sweet malty taste to it. The only problem arises with it being a little too thin. I had to re-review my assessment of the eleven brown because after further review, I found it to be a pleasant experience.

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Photo of roadhouse
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recieved this courtesy of AgingWarrior. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appears a dark copper-brown with a one inch off-white head that sinks down to a skim. Leaves good lacing behind.

Aroma is has caramel malts, some nuttiness, a bit of chocolate, and some clean English hop aromas.

The taste starts with some sweet caramel flavors, a bit of butter toffee, and midway through a very light chocolate followed by some earthy and mildly spicy hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied very nice and creamy.

One of the better English style Brown Ales that I've had. Nice sweetness is balanced by that light chocolate nuttiness and some hops at the end, good stuff.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of clayrock81
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a leather-couch brown with one-finger head that dies quickly and leaves some lace. Decent smell of caramelized and other sweet malts like cocoa, and has some roasted malt as well as minor citric hops. Smooth, creamy, light-to-medium bodied. Nioce sweetness to the taste as it passes over easy, almost slick. Nothing exceptional here but this is a sweet drink with caramel and chocolate malt notes (light on the tongue) balanced with some hops for an easy-drinking beer that has a nice, dry finish. Not bad at all; sessionable.

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Photo of Drew966
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Eleven Brown Ale pours a fairly light brown with a nice sized off white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. There is a sweet malty aroma that has a touch of nuttiness to it. It has a nice, sweet, malty, nutty flavor that is fairly pleasant. I'm fairly impressed, not bad at all.

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Photo of PopnLoads
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thin head on a slightly hazy deep amber body without much lacing. Aroma of toasted and caramel malts, nuts and hints of chocolate. Flavors are similar but with a nice sharp earthy hop presence. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This is a very complex brown ale with a nice degree of hoppiness. One of the better beers from this brewery.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, reddish-brown body circled with a thin ring of bubbles.

Smell: Aroma of toast, roast, caramel, and nuts. Yes sir, it's a brown ale, alright.

Taste: Flavor of toasted nuts with a small hint of roast and a restrained caramel sweetness. Light spicy hops, low bitterness. Drying finish with a lingering nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Sure, it's designed for easy drinking, but in a world filled with brown ales, this one is just so-so.

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Photo of jucifer1818
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Cburcky
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The Eleven Brown Ale from The Native Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 25 ratings
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