Brewers Reserve Adamstown Brown | Stoudts Brewing Co.

6 Ratings

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Brown Ale Big, brown, and beautiful, this imperial brown ale offers an exceptional toasted flavor with subtle notes of biscuits and caramel coming through as well. Generous amounts of hops were added during the boil to balance the big malty character of this beer with 47 IBU's. Two other late hop additions deliver a delightful flavor and aroma profile. Add it all up and you have a well balanced beer that is big, brown, and beautiful! 7.0% alcohol by volume.

Added by bbeane on 10-01-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by pwoody11:
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Photo of philbe311
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had never heard of this one until I spotted it in the cooler at the brewpub...

A - A very active pour with cascading creamy tan frothy head that settles at slightly more than three fingers worth and has a bunch of big airy bubbles mixed in... Excellent retention... The color is vibrant medium brown caramel color with some faint red highlights... Bursting at the seams with a rapid swirling carbonation... A moderate bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - Earthy... Smells like a crisp fall day... Dark slightly burnt caramel... Some faint bready malts... There also seems to a bit of piney hops mixed in as well... A fairly reserved nose overall...

T - Burnt sugars... Bread crust... Some woody notes... Bitter coffee... An ever so slight alcohol induced heat... Some roasted malts... A solid hop bit on finish that lingers for a while on the finish...

M - Medium bodied... Sleek... Not shy in terms of carbonation... A bit of smoky finish...

D - A rather aggressive English Brown Ale... Not a bad beer by any means... I would gladly welcome another and wish more Brown Ales would push the style limits in a similar manner...

Toughest cork I've ever had to get out of a bottle...

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a 750ml bottle into pint glass a clear, brown color with a towering fluffy tan head that is settling but with resistance. Great lacing as this beer goes down.

S: Malt is sweet smell of caramel, toffee, and vanilla with a touch of raisins and bread. Hops are fresh, herbal, flowery and spicy.

T: Both bitter and sweet flavors meet at once with this beer. Raisin and dried currants, caramel, toffee and roasted grains meld with light coffee, herbal and spicy hops to hit the tongue with a bitter finish.

M: Medium body with smooth moderate carbonation. Some alcohol warmth becomes noticeable.

D: visually and tastefully satisfying with a lot more hops than I expected. Very drinkable especially for a hop lover. This one should return in their lineup of brews!

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Photo of shamrock1343
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I pick this bottle up last Xmas after going to Hersey. A great stop right off the Pa Pike

nice brown color translucent. nice foamy head out of bottle.

mostly you can smell the malts with some hints of the hops.

Taste is maltly on the front and hops at the end very balanced.

A lite mouth feel.

I did not have this beer before now. It is a good imperial brown. The ABV have certainly increased by taste. I would definitely buy another bottle.

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Photo of bbeane
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into a snifter... starts with a pretty nice finger thick lacing with nice retention but little lacing. Beer is a murky dark brown with some light activity

S- It really has no smell at first. Maybe a hint of hops. After warming (had it out of the fridge for over an hour), a more evident aroma of biscuits, caramel, and alcohol

T- For having a lack of aroma, has a pretty decent flavor. Nice toasted malt taste, bit of caramel and chocolate with nice bitter finish. Nothing too complex, but nice

M- Medium body with light/medium carbonation

D- Pretty tasty beer all in all, though I'd say drink it just chilled... not cold


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Photo of SFLpunk
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750mL brown glass cork & cage bottle. Purchased at the brewery pub a few weeks back. No date.

Beautiful appearance! Lots of thick cascading tan/khaki head that stands up thick and soft as meringue. Deep dark solid brown, slightly hazy.

Nose is full of brown caramelized sugar and old brown shoe leather. No roasted notes as with most brown ales. Varnished wood and some citrus-y notes from the hops.

Palate is slightly bitter and some lightly roasted notes come through. Hops play a supporting (bittering) role, not so much for flavor. There's something of an infection in here too. Some light acidity is creeping through. Not sure if it's brett or what but there's something going to work in here.

Flavors are more forth-coming as it warms and there's this wonderful leather note in there.

Notes: The roasted quality is very light but the beer is not soft or flabby. A well-made brown for sure, just bummed by the mild-infection, which will affect my mouthfeel scoring.

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Brewers Reserve Adamstown Brown from Stoudts Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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