The Smoked Brown
Anspach & Hobday

The Smoked BrownThe Smoked Brown
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Anspach & Hobday
England, United Kingdom
American Brown Ale
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3.77 | pDev: 13.26%
Dec 25, 2016
Dec 12, 2014
The Smoked BrownThe Smoked Brown
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Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.41/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled and bottle conditioned
Pours a dark chocolate brown body with huge foaming tan head
Roasty chicory aroma with coffee notes
Smokey nutty flavour
Nice solid mouthfeel
Solid new world brown
Dec 25, 2016
Rated: 3.46 by Tdenham from England

Apr 05, 2016
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Reviewed by LantGladstone from England

2.62/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
BBE June 2016, abv 6%, 330 ml bottle from ales by mail

Appearance (Look) = 6%
brown clear, head is yellow but substantial

Smell = 24%
malty weak hint of hops. no smoke

Taste = 40%
mild. not much going on. some hops. faint malt. no smoke. some spice. a bit like a better quality newcastle. not really my favourite style

Mouthfeel (Feel) = 10%
somewhat watery

Overall = 20%
it was ok. it isn't really my style. I was hoping for some interesting smokiness. tastes a bit like an English pub ale which honestly don't do much for me.
Dec 12, 2015
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Reviewed by CwrwAmByth from England

3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
R: dark brown/black like a stout, with a tan head
N: intense smoke, chocolate, coffee
B: sweet smoke, bitter chocolate, intense carbonation cuts through the creamy, full texture, lingering hops on the finish
Oct 02, 2015
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Reviewed by ARoman from Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
On tap, poured into a stemmed tulip. The aroma is that of mild smoke with grape jelly, and a blend of chocolate and caramel late. The hue is a rich, dark maroon shade with small suds in it's brown head that retains moderately well with a mild lacing. The taste is a medium sweet and medium light bitterness. The creamy texture is slightly sticky with a thin, fuzzy carbonation and a medium body consisting of flavors of smoke, molasses, chocolate, nuts, and dark fruit. The finish is fairly clean with a bright quality of smoke and spice turning to grape juice and leaving an aftertaste of smoked, bitter coffee and dark chocolate with some nuts. it's mildly cloying and lingers for a bit.
Sep 16, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by shivtim from Georgia

Jul 18, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by HurrahBeer from England

Feb 14, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by samEBC from Belgium

Jan 14, 2015
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Reviewed by soulgrowl from England

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75
Hazy tea-brown, with a sandy tan head and lots of fluffy lacing. Smells... brown and smoky. In a good way. Rauchbier bacon-esque meaty smoke, peanut butter cups, toasted brown bread with a thin spread of Marmite. Also slightly fruity – cider and raisins, mostly.

Tastes more fruity and hoppy than it smells, with overripe pears and rum raisins at the forefront, with Scotchy smoke, brown bread, and mocha in the background. Ends on a funny mix of herbal hop bitterness and sweet, lingering smoke. I can't help but recall the flavor of smoking a joint. Which isn't a bad thing. Soft carbonation and a lush-yet-dry mouthfeel works very well with the flavor. Possible food pairings: BBQ meat, sweet Thai meat dishes, quail and similar birds, souvlaki, blue cheese.
Dec 12, 2014
The Smoked Brown from Anspach & Hobday
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 9 ratings