Excavator | Big Ditch Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Ditch Brewing Company
New York, United States
bigditchbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by papat444 on 11-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Blu Wolf Bistro in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a fairly dark brown color, with a small head, and a good bit of lacing.

Smells like creamy milk chocolate, light rye spice, and pumpernickel bread.

This is a bit watery, but still quite tasty anyway. There's a really nice creamy sweet chocolate flavor, some very light rye spiciness, and a big breadiness. It's definitely a brown ale- doesn't try to be anything else.

This is medium bodied, but finishes a tad thin/watery on the finish. It's super drinkable, however.

This is not too bad. It's not the best brown you'll ever have, but it gets the job done.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of nater919
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 360BeerReview
4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tests: Goes down mostly smooth and has a toasted Rye bread taste as well as a mild Coco or Chocolate taste. Finishes with a medium after taste lasting for 10 Seconds.

Look: Dark Brown with a nice tan fluffy head

Aroma: Toasted rye bread aroma with a hint coco.

Every gulp you take will fill your pallet with lots of tests.

360 BeerReview.
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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown with a lightly tanned head; good retention and some nice lacing. Aromas and flavors are appropriate to the style: sweet dark bread, caramel, some raisin, spicy rye, and earthy wheat. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. A nicely balanced and super drinkable brown ale

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Photo of DaveCash
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of generallee
4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMConrad9
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice Brown Ale with a hint of chocolate. Very smooth and to heavy for a darker beer.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kruggiero
4.63/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.87/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is a fairly bland brown ale. The rye compliment is nice, adding a spiciness to the beer but otherwise it is overly sweet and fairly tame for the style.

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Photo of deonreds
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RWLawman
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of citylifelover
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PeteyPints
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tomkob11
3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VikeMan
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith27614
2.86/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of craftaholic
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Excavator from Big Ditch Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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