Hound Of Barkerville Brown Ale | Barkerville Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barkerville Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada
barkervillebeer.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rdo on 08-11-2014

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#36,477
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
10
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 3
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Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

650ml bottle, nice British literary reference-heavy brewery, one that complements Alberta's own Dandy Brewing in that respect.

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick amber hue, with a rising tower of puffy, weakly foamy, but certainly bubbly beige head, which leaves some at once stellar and yet goofy webbed lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet grainy caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, day-old coffee, faint sour milk, a stale generic nuttiness, wan dark orchard fruit, and a touch of plain noble hops. The taste is surprisingly sour fruity caramel malt, wet white biscuits, well-faded mocha notes, pithy bar-top nuts, and the same uninspiring leafy, weedy, and earthy hops from the nose.

The bubbles are fairly restrained in their wandering and probing frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, a certain pithiness seeming to push the override button shortly after the get-go. It finishes trending dry, the flat biscuity malt 'character' not really justifying its chops, and everything else just blindly ganging up to achieve said result.

Not a particularly enjoyable brown ale, overall, that sourness hardly hearkening back to London's brewing days of old, but rather your PWB neighbours to the north - sorry, but it's true. Don't know exactly what went wrong, beyond the kind of egregious prices we're paying for these bombers, one province over.

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Photo of CWVegas
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of souvenirs
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Red brown with two fingers of brown head. Smells mildly of caramel. Taste is surprisingly sweet. Toffee, and maybe a little bit of chocolate. Crisp mouthfeel.

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Photo of ILOVEHAM
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BigBry
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml bottle, brought back from recent trip to Vancouver.
Pours a dark, amber orange with a short beige head. Good retention, thin lace rings.
Aroma starts sweet, toffee and caramel.
Taste has the same caramel malts, well balanced flavor.
Body if medium pushing towards full, creamy and smooth.
No huge 'wow' factor, just a solid, good tasting Brown Ale.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZachT
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maclean25
3.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hound Of Barkerville Brown Ale from Barkerville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 10 ratings