No Veto English Brown Ale | Three Notch'd Brewing Company

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87
very good
47 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Three Notch'd Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
threenotchdbrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Give me liberty, or give me death! Our tribute to Patrick Henry, who not only left his mark on Virginia history, but was also one of our most beloved Founding Fathers. Henry led the opposition to the Stamp Act, but he was also central to arguing in a Virginia court against the King’s right to veto colonial laws. The Crown’s veto was nullified in his efforts and his argument was the first notch in a young Patrick Henry’s career. Cheers to the break from the Crown, Patty! Hope you enjoy our English Brown Ale as a tribute!

This Northern English Brown Ale is filled with a variety of English malts giving it great caramel, nutty, toffee flavors with a touch of chocolate and even espresso. The English Hops offer the perfect balance to the complex malt sweetness, providing a earthy/grassy hop finish.

Added by Sludgeman on 11-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
8.04%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of MattXT
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of obywan59
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours fairly clear and brown in color like weak coffee. a substantial head from a hard pour leaves thick sticky lacing.

Aroma of toffee, caramel, and coffee.

Taste is roast malt. Nutty, with a hint of bitter chocolate. Sweet, but not overly so. Light acidity. Hints of dark fruits in the aftertaste.

Light to medium in body. Oily. Lightly syrupy and drying in the end.

Overall, a smooth easy drinking beer. Well balanced, everything seems to work together.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timothybarney
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 88caprice
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at a new restaurant.

Overall, good, but a little unusual as compared to other EBAs I've had.

Murky, brown. Almost no head. Some lacing sticking to the glass.
Faint aroma of malts, toffee, and caramel. A hint of toasted marshmallow and alcohol.
Taste follows the aroma, but with with a sweet/acidic effect you might get from dried fruits or figs.
A medium body, moderately carbonated.

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Photo of Vylo
4.64/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidHume
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fitz284
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vabeerguy
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a nonic glass. Very nice brown color. A nice malty taste but not overly sweet. A very good brown ale. I will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of garymuchow
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice malt complexity to the aroma with soft cocoa powder with a bit of caramel. A bit of neutral yeast.
Dense tan head with a darker body holding garnet in the light. Rather clear.
A nice rich brown ale. The aroma jump out in the taste with a boldness that moves to an extended dryness on the finish. Some soft bitterness that seems to have some malt character. Just small hits of earthy/herbal hops.
Smooth moderately light feel. Takes on a hearty quality.
This is a well done brown ale.
A toast to Patrick Henry and a toast to cjgiant for sending me this fine sample

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Photo of cjgiant
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle
Pours a little dark for the style, perhaps, but definitely brown side of dark brown. Head is light in comparison, but lasting at the time and a little bit sticks above the surface as lacing as I drink.

Nose is maybe bordering on porter with its roasted notes early. The boldness of the nose indicates more American than English influence, but there's a more toasted note (more than nutty) behind the bolder notes.

Feel if bold, but definitely lighter than expected from the nose. Lot more dark and burnt toast notes. Very faint hints of nut, but a definitely brown ale bitterness (clean to woody) is a key component to this beer. The resulting lingering taste invokes a little nutty impression again. Again, more toast than nut in this one, but never much roast that would push it into porter style in my mind.

Love this beer, though I debate if the fullness and boldness is perhaps a tad out of style.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours light brown, very quiet, small cream head with much lacing.

Smells are cocoa, hints of coffee, perhaps a chocolate cake.

Taste follows some of the nose, toffee and cocoa. Breadiness and fruitysweetness like a sugar coated fig or date. Delicate, nothing harsh. Some burnt flavors, like a overcooked chip cookie.The burnt lingers into the earthy finish. Little hopiness.

Little heavy on carbonation, and not enough maltiness for my liking to balance sweet.

Very good english brown

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Photo of RyanByorick
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drink_like_a_wahoo
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light brown body with two finger foamy head that left lace patches. Aroma has plenty of malts with toffee, caramel, bready and nuttiness along with this roasted edge and tiny amounts of dark fruits (really just figs) in there. Smooth, medium bodied beer with a sticky caramel sweetness (I really don't get chocolate other than a few sips) and there is balance from a dry, breadlike crispness and finish. Pretty easy going brown ale to relax with.

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Photo of MisledTitan
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigbutter
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LaneMeyer
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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No Veto English Brown Ale from Three Notch'd Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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