Trout Town Brown Ale
Roscoe Beer Co.

Trout Town Brown AleTrout Town Brown Ale
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Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #370
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #27,530
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 8.16%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
24
From:
Roscoe Beer Co.
 
New York, United States
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Trout Town Brown AleTrout Town Brown Ale
Notes: This Brown Ale is a robust brown ale with rich chocolate notes and pronounced roasted flavors that pull through at the very end. This beer is dark in color but light in body, coming in 5.5% ABV, with just enough bitterness to balance the beer. ABV: 5.5% IBU: 35.3 SRM: 22.6
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 24 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of officerbill
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Now just called Brown Ale.
Dark brown with a hint of red. Malty, nutty, some burnt sugar, slightly sweet with a nice moderate hop bite on the swallow. A little on the thin side, but a good easy drinking, good friendly beer.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beaver colored brown with some red highlights. Clarity as clear as catskill creeks. Moderate off white head, rocky bottom and creamy top. Quite malty with tons of caramel and nuts on nose. Sweet caramel dominates taste, slight toasted nut and brown bread flavor. Some drying cocoa powder. Decent bitterness is noticeable but flavors are indistinguishable; floral and grapefruit. Overall impression is still on sweet side.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear cola-color with two fingers of off-white head that disolves rapidly to a thin cap. Sweet malty aroma with matching taste and malty feel. Solid brown.

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Photo of h4ger
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ah the promise of a good brown ale...Looks nice on the pour, A clean golden amber with a good head. The aroma has a nice malty characteristic, but the taste is kind of bland with a thin feel. I would pick this over other offerings but wouldn't go out of my way for it. (Note: Guessing at the bottle codes this may have been an older brew)

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

We crack a pair of bottles, pouring into our Hop City pint glasses. The beer shows a surprisingly light and ruby-red brownish hue for a “brown ale”, but ehh, whose keeping track?! Its head is luscious and pillowy, standing a solid one finger high. It is the color of hot sand, and stays for the majority of the tasting. Carbonation appears to be extreme, in the absence of any dense sediment or haze. The aroma hits with rose water and petals, dusted dark German wheat, distant stale caramel grain, watered brown malts, lemon zest, crayons, receipt paper, iron, crystallized ginger, fresh basil, sun tea, powdery floral hoppiness, and plastic sammich baggies. The flavoring is much thicker, sweeter, and hoppier than the nose would let on. The malts are dense with salt and caramel malt extract, while the hops pop with a grassy front. These blend between notes of burnt butter, parsnip root, gentian root extract, bitter fudge brownies, puckering black currant fruitiness, pencil and lead shavings, molded soy sauce, black pepper spice, cork, walnut bitters, and crumby plastics. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is medium, despite its look. The liquid gives a dry, tannic sheen to the mouth, leaving much room for natural salivation. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back decently.

Overall, we are glad to finally try some swill out of Roscoe, NY. We’ve made the drive past here, while travelling between families, more times than we can count. During several of our gas station pit stops in Roscoe over the past year or so, we’ve started to see signs for this local brewery. Having little time, or room in the car, in the past, we’ve passed up on the opportunity. Thankfully, on our most recent drip down to the NYC area for a wedding, we had the wherewithal to finally muster up and snag some. This beer really just met our expectations. We weren’t expecting anything flooring, so we were happily surprised to find an easily approachable beverage with flavoring that was good of mind. The “brownness” of it was thought through, and there was reasonable hop kick to boot. We’ve got another one of theirs in the fridge, and this only makes us that much more eager to see what that’s got in store for us.

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Photo of Billolick
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, without freshness/bottling date info

Pours murky darker brown, head is long lasting and lite tan in color. Leaves respectable low sheeting and a thicker collar.

Dark malts with a hint of chocolate on the nose.

Decent brown, with the expected caramel malts and chocolate note in place. Worth a try and would work in a pinch. Also could be a component of a marinade for chicken or pork...you can always find something to do with a brown ale....

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Photo of gongfu
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, medium brown color. Mild aroma of malt and caramel. These carry through to the flavor with accent on the caramel and a slight citrus hop kick at the finish. Very drinkable.

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Trout Town Brown Ale from Roscoe Beer Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 24 ratings