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Sandpiper | Rinn Duin Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Rinn Duin Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States | website

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Danza on 01-23-2014

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 26
Reviews by MadCat:
Photo of MadCat
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Nice unfiltered brown color, short tan head. Leaves good lacing

Smell: Nice bready malt character, some floral and spice notes

Taste: Biscuity bready malts. Toasted nuts.

Mouthfeel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: Very good, I feel this represents the English Brown ale very well. Will be getting more of this, especially when bottled

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Photo of 1nf1n1te
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Overall, this is one terrific brown ale. It has nutty and biscuit-like notes. Drinks very smooth and is definitely sessionable. If you're near Tom's River, NJ, definitely head down to Rinn Duinn and try this out. It's a fantastic offering from a brad new brewery.

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Photo of shoretaxi
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of puboflyons
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz bottle acquired in trade from a non-BA member. Sampled on June 28, 2015.

The pour is a slightly murky brown color under a modest, lasting tan head.

Check out all of those sweet malts and brown sugar elements on the nose. Backyard moss too. Thin hop character but it smells very sweet.

Medium body.

The taste is very sweet and there is a modest hop profile that comes in on the backside. Molasses too maybe. Yeasty funkiness.

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Scstroud827
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lobotomy
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of flyingmick
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of mikeg67
3.07/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle. Pours brown with tall, long lasting, fluffy, off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of dark fruit, coffee and toasted malt. Body is full and crisp. Taste is of toasted, nutty malt, herbal hops, coffee, chalk, dark fruit and brown sugar. Finish is long, astringent. OK brew to try it once.

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Photo of Joeshmoe
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Hoplander
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of TopherBreski
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Tons of foam on the pour and I hate foam. But great taste.

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Photo of brend2b
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Robtaf
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a half growler into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

Appearance: Nice brown hue (as it should be) Fluffy head and great lacing
Smell: Nutty and bready
Taste: A mouthful of bisquitty, nutty goodness
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, a little thin
Overall: Good representation of the style. Easy drinking. Overall a very solid beer.

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Photo of lknox511
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of WhiteLight68
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Urk1127
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

-tan three finger head, dark brown in color
-Like a belgian yeast smell, subtle bitter chocolate
-Follows the smell
-Effervescent, crisp

-this was an ok beer i like others better but would still drink this.

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Photo of gr0g
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12 oz. bottle, unfortunately the space for the "bottled on" date is blank. Quite murky as expected from an unfiltered ale. Just about two fingers of foam leave some sparse lacing. Earthy aroma, roasty and a bit chocolatey. Hops contribute some floral notes, and even a bit of earthy dankness, which is a bit unexpected for East Kent Golding and Target.

Earthy and malt-forward on the palate, though there's enough bitterness to push this more toward the American end of the brown ale scale (playing to the home audience, perhaps). Some roasted grain character and other malt complexity comes through just fine, though. The soft, non-prickly carbonation is appreciated. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brown ale. It's good to a see a Jersey brewer tackle what seems to be an underappreciated style, and do it well to boot.

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Photo of Gww1864
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of lauries444
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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