Boone County Brown | Bur Oak Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bur Oak Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
buroakbeer.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zeff80 on 06-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
9.76%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of thefluker
2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajs4bd
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown in color with minimal light penetration. There's a half inch of frothy brown on top. The aroma is a bit difficult to detect but I'm getting some sweet caramel malt. I'm tasting caramel and light malt. The mouth is thin and watery.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maedhros09
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Dark brown with cream colored head and lacing
Smell: subtle aromas - lightly roasty and nutty
Taste: roasty, nutty, lightly tart with some fruity esters. little bitterness.
Feel: light and nicely carbonated

Overall: This is a pretty well-crafted basic brown ale. Fairly subtle flavors and aromas, which makes it more sessionable. I suspect fans of the brown ale will appreciate this one, however there isn't quite enough to keep me interested.

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Photo of Suds
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a dark brown with crimson highlights. The head is soapy and off-white, leaving an intricate lace. The brew is poured from a twelve ounce can. Earthy, nutty, and lightl spice in the flavor. Balanced, without a lot of bitterness. Solid finish.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drewskihausen
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: a lot of head, "rootbeer burgundy" color, very foamy
S: caramelly smelly,
T: caramelly taste, a little bitter after taste
F: good feel, a little bitter after taste

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LambicLion
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whynot44
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy chestnut brown with ruby highlights and a modest tan head that subsides quickly leaving only traces of lacing.

The aroma is caramel malt with hints of chocolate and pine.

The taste is in line with the aroma, mildly sweet caramel, a bit of chocolate, a touch of citrus and a pine resin hop finish.

Light/medium bodied, fairly smooth and very drinkable.

Altogether a decent and enjoyable brown ale.

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Photo of elliott1184
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of holeinon3
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woggydoggy
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HarmonMW
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of morimech
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchase in St. Louis. Poured from a 12oz can. Chestnut brown with a small head that quickly settled. A little bit of spotty lacing is left behind. Nice combination of roast and caramel in the aroma and flavor that makes this exceptionally drinkable. Comes in at an ABV that also compliments drinkability.

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Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is bready, malts, nutty. Taste is dark breads, malts, some hints of coffee, smooth and tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an interesting twist of the style.

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Photo of zeff80
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful semi-opaque brown color with a small tan head of foam. It has a nice roasted aroma with a hint of bread. It has a mild bitter bite to go with sweet caramel and toffee flavors.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Taste: roasted chocolate malt, mild earthy, coffee/toffee notes. malty nutty nose. Dark brown and mostly clear, with a big foamy head with a lattice of lace. Medium/Full body. Creamy smooth on the mouth-feel.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is a really nice brown ale, perfect example of the style, bigger a little bit than a lot of them are, with a slightly more roasted malt base, just darker than the chocolate malt that defines the style. what makes it real unique is a cool amber middle which is just lighter than the chocolate malt, usually overlooked here, but adds some nice caramelized sweetness and depth, very cool malt complexion to it, but still insanely drinkable. hearty and satisfying (i really hate a thin watery one dimensional brown), but not heavy in any way. nice head and creaminess in a very toasty malty brown, with some light sweet chocolate and some bigger almost woody notes in there too. pretty in the glass but really easy going right from the can, its still real flavorful when its ice cold, but it does warm up better than most as well. my first beer from these guys is a nice one, its always cool to see a new brewery (new to me) pull off a classic style in such a rewarding way and with such distinction. at the end of the day its just a brown ale right? but its a really good one as they go...

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Photo of LukeGude
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brown ales aren't typically my favorite, but this one was enjoyable. On tap in Columbia, MO

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Photo of ElGallo
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Boone County Brown from Bur Oak Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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