Big Rock Fowl Mouth | Big Rock Brewery

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Big Rock Fowl MouthBig Rock Fowl Mouth

Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery
Alberta, Canada

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by schnarr84 on 01-16-2014

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle poured into pint glass 24/1/14

A clear light copper with lots of little bubbles but very little for head and zero lace

S sweet malt, some fruit I can't place, some old pennies, dry cereal, pretty basic

T tastes like Trad with slightly more hops and metallic notes, leaning towards a bitter but a little boring, just a hint of spice

M leaning towards medium, pin prick bubbles work well creaming it up almost to the point of foam, sweet malt and metallic notes on the finish

O OK but I wasn't overly impressed, has some "bitter" aspects but also has Big Rock written all over it,

They take a small step forward and then a small step back, just tastes like they through some extra hops into a batch of Trad

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Photo of biboergosum
3.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml (really, 341ml wasn't small enough for y'all?) bottle, silly cartoon imagery of a chicken spouting PG-level, obfuscated profanity. Had a few equally slimmed-down 'pints' of this last week with the Big Rock marketing intelligentsia at their Edmonchuk release party.

This beer pours a clear medium bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of lazily puffy, weakly foamy, and yet crazily creamy off-white head, which leaves some broad swaths of hovering invading mothership lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of neutered biscuity, grainy, and bready caramel malt, muted generic orchard fruit, a bit of hard water flintiness, and rather sedate earthy, leafy hops. The taste is plain bready, grainy caramel and pale malt, a heavy Trad-influenced middle section, ethereal strained fruit, and even more understated earthy, weedy hops. Extra Special Bumpkis, here, ladies and germs.

The carbonation is light and mostly just easily frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit tacky in its middling smoothness. It finishes barely off-dry, the house malt holding fast, wondering what all this fuss about extra special and hops was really all about.

Not a bad beer, per se, but I'm getting tired of using that particular caveat about this brewery's offerings, when they profess to be creating so much more. And not really anywhere near the standard-bearers for the style, the biscuity, hoppy notes just not there to qualify it as such. Sigh, disappointment may weigh large, but hope taking a bigger hit hurts a lot more. Blimey, indeed.

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Photo of jcubz
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of headlessparrot
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Get some of the funk of the Big Rock yeast out of this, and it's a very, very good beer--crisp, dry, nicely floral and herbal hop present with a very solid malt backbone. Good colour, decent (not great) head retention, good body.

It's just that damned yeast, which is funky and strange, slightly metallic and slightly medicinal and weirdly plastic-y (?), and ultimately overshadows the malt and the hop presence of this otherwise very nice beer

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Photo of philmen
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can, picked up directly from the brewery.
Pours a clear, amber color with a thick tan head. Chunky lace, good retention.
Smell of some caramel malt, biscuit, grainy, and some earthy, leafy hops.
The taste starts with the caramel malt, then some hoppiness at the end.
Pretty restrained flavor, but I guess it is closer to the style, its not meant to overly hoppy.
Light to medium body, smooth mouth feel, dryish finish.
Not a bad beer, but doesn't really stand out.

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Photo of Mousel
3.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcCraft710
2.4/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of PJT
3.27/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of rogerdandy
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of sherpahigh
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of speedonthis
2.56/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Beer-chick07
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

This beer is taken out of retirement. Being brewed again now! Will be available until October

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Photo of jpower
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A while back Big Rock reps were shelling out this card stock list of new brews to expect in 2014, the first of which would appear to be the swearing chicken, billed as featuring East Kent Golding hops. I snagged a six-pack and hoped for the best. The brew looks OK, somewhere between dark gold and light bronze, with a quickly-breaking but initially majestic white head. Aroma was subdued for my liking, I had trouble smelling that peachy, earthy East Kent fragrance and instead got a washed-out dried fruit and leaf vibe, along with a generic sweet dark malt note. My sense of smell kinda sucks granted, but a more olfactory-gifted friend agreed that the aroma is underwhelming to say the least. Enough of this noise, let's taste it. I do get some pleasant vanilla and brown sugar malt notes, a mellow nuttiness like pecans perhaps ... The malts remind me a lot of Trad (seems to be the consensus) and there is this background rummy sweetness. I still can't taste the fucking hops though ... Sure, they are more prominent than in a brown ale and there is a little of that earthy English spice going on. Compare this to a legit English ESB, though, and it falls decidedly flat. I get some diacetyl which actually works with the overall sweet malt vibe. I also get this macro-brew flavor that I have trouble putting into words ... Cheap yeast? I dunno. Slightly buttery mouthfeel but the body is thin and the carbonation is high, with a dryish nutty finish. This is disappointing after Big Rock offered a few solid brews in the "Family Jewels" mixed pack. I might politely suggest that this brewery focus on mastering basic styles before they move on to such decidedly different offerings as "Druid Gruit". I have this cousin in BC who loves to talk smack about Big Rock and at this point all I can do is stand there slack jawed and take it ... Or perhaps counter than Granville Island is no better. In any event, this brew is not horrible, but 7 times out of 10 I fall into this damning via faint praise pattern with Paul's offerings. I wish it were different.

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Photo of Ramjet62
2/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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Big Rock Fowl Mouth from Big Rock Brewery
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 27 ratings