Kclinger's Brown Ale | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by sulldaddy on 02-09-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Edwin:
Photo of Edwin
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed by Weyerbacher and served on tap exclusively at Kclinger's Tavern and Publik House.

Appearance - Pours a dark brownish/amber color with an off-white head that dissipates quickly. little darker than I thought it would be.

Smell - Smells of some grains, and an assortment of nuttiness on the nose. Some caramel or sweet notes throughout.

Taste - Tastes very good. Not the strongest Brown Ale out there, but definitely a good flavor. Nuts, caramel, maybe some malty notes on the tongue as well.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth and easy going down. Not too offensive to the tongue and no real bite. A comfy brew.

Drinkability - This is a relatively small beer by comparison, and is served at Kclinger's as their least expensive draft. If you find yourself liking this, it can definitely be an all-night beer.

Overall - Weyerbacher should brew a beer of this caliber more often. Glad that it has Kclinger's name on it. A nice offering and one that should definitely be sampled.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at Klinger's as the first beer of the night. This is a typical English-style brown ale that's quite authentic and would serve quite well as a session ale if it were served a bit warmer and in an Imperial pint glass!

It's clear, dark chestnut body is capped by a thin lid of beige cream that holds fairly well and leaves some minor lacing at the outset of the glass. The nose is restrained as expected, but there is a touch of chocolate and coffee, possibly from brown malt, along with a toasty and nutty character. Its light/medium bodied and delicate in the mouth with a fine-bubbled, restrained carbonation that lets it slip away almost without notice. The flavor is fuller than the aroma suggests, and it again delivers the typical brown ale characteristics of toasty, chocolate-suggesting malt with a bit of nutty and toffeeish diacetyl and some subtle berry-like fruitiness from the yeast. A very thin thread of leafy hops runs throught it, and it's delicately balanced by a low-key bitterness. It finishes fairly quickly and drying with just a mild residual nutty/toasty/caramelish maltiness lingering shortly. Stylistically, it straddles the lighter northern style and darker southern versions, but it's still spot-on; and (with the exception that Klinger's has far too many other beers to pass up!) it does offer great drinkability!

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Photo of akorsak
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a serving of Kclinger's Brown Ale, still freshly served at Kclinger's in Hanover, PA (may Etters RIP).

Appearance: The ale has a light brown color, barely translucent. There is a bit of head.

Smell: The ale has a nutty aroma from the malts and not a lot of hops.

Taste: The ale's nutty malt flavor is good, with a decent complexity that is not too strong. The hop character is well restrained here.

Mouthfeel: The malt body is a little thin, but it manages to hold up fairly well.

Drinkability: The beer is a passable representative of the style.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Phatz
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good, typical English Brown Ale. I really enjoy this style so I enjoyed this beer. Trying to be a bit impartial I would have to say it is not exceptional within the style but for a beer the was commissioned by a third party and so forth I was very pleased.

Appearance: Brown - chestnut body topped with a beige head.

Smell: Clean aroma with toffee malts and the typical brown ale nose.

Taste: Brown malts (slightly toasted), toffee and a sprinkle of nuts run across the palate. Very simply easy and quite straightforward. The nice thing about simplicity is that anyone who knows they like this style will know what to expect and probably like this beer. There is more flavor than Newcastle but it has the same target market.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I would have hoped but this light body certainly makes it a drinking beer.

Drinkability: I have typically enjoyed brown ales and this is no exception. I found it very easy drinking.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew is part of the flight of samples I order at Kclinger's. It is a house brew contracted out to Weyerbacher Brewing and served only at KClinger's locations.
The beer is clear brown with a beige head on the surface. The head fades during my sample to a thin layer on the surface.
The aroma is mild but hints of chocolate come through and also a little toffee.
The beer has a slightly creamy texture with soft carbonation. Slightly thin body.
The flavor is identical to aroma, mild overall with chocolate and toffee dominating. No real hop presence to be found.
This is a very easy to drink beer and Ive heard that it goes for $5 a pitcher easily worth that price!

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Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of tgbljb
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had as part of sampler tray at Kclinger's publik House. poured an amber-brownish color with moderate head. Smell was mild with a slight nuttiness. Taste matches the smell with slight hints of nuts and caramel. Left a pleasant taste in the mouth. Nothing outstanding, but would be a nice session beer.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Fish113d
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: Only available at Kclinger's Tavern or Publik House, and brewed actually by Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

From a tap, so it's served pretty chilly, this ale pours a chestnut brown w/ two fingers of whitish-tan head that ends up being pretty clingy and creamy in texture. Taking a huge whiff from the pint glass it's served in, I get grainy malts, an aroma of applesauce (yeah, really!), and hints of caramel; maybe a slight cinnamon twang also. Taking the first sip, it is pretty mild in flavor w/ apple flavors on the tip of your tongue that move back the palete w/ the slightly sweet caramel coming though on the swallow. Also some slight earthtone hops pop through on the finish as well. Light-bodied with mild carbonation and an overall smooth finish round this one up, and no alcohol at all felt. Overall, not a bad ale, and I got about what I expected.

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Photo of francisweizen
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Several small samples were had (along with some much better goodies) at the Weyerbacher open house a few days back. Probably the only place to try this, unless you make the drive out to Etters/Harrisburg, which I plan to do soon, not for this beer though, mind you. This is a light brown colour with a nice tan head that actually seems to last for a while. The aromas are muted, but consist of lightly roasty brown ale malts, slightly grassy hops, and a touch of buttery British flavor notes. Taste is vey light, with just a touch of malt and hops, and a dirty after taste. Mouthfeel is light bodied, drinkability is just average. Not horrible, but certainly not great, I had a few hops infusions after this to get the taste out of my mouth ;-)

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Photo of ski271
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a tinge of orange, and has a small, light tan, foamy head that quickly diminishes to a thin film. The smell of moderate roasted malts with a light hops presence to balance it out. Nuts, caramel, chocolate, and a hint of herbal hops. The taste is pretty much the same, except with a little coffee. It has a medium-full body, smooth texture, and low carbonation. This beer was quite good, nothing wowed me, but itÂ’s a good representation of the style. And it goes down super easy. Even with it being a slightly heavier beer, I could definitely put down quite a few of these.

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Kclinger's Brown Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 12 ratings