Bronzeback Ale
Bayside Brewing Company

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Bayside Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
Brown Ale - English
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3.61 | pDev: 10.8%
Sep 18, 2021
Aug 30, 2015
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3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

473 mL can, best before Jan 9 2016; the last of four different Bayside products I purchased while visiting the brewpub. Previously known simply as "Bayside Brown Ale". Served slightly chilled.

Pours a foggy copper-bronze hue, producing nearly a full inch of frothy, light beige-coloured head. It remains in place for five minutes or so, steadily dissipating down into a thin, wispy cap and a decent-sized, foamy collar. An uneven curtain of lacing is also deposited 'round the edge of the glass. Not much to report on the nose; very subtle in aroma. Bready, doughy, lightly toasted grains, some caramel/toffee sweetness, orchard fruit and a hint of nuttiness about sums it up.

Not bad at all; clean, lightly toasted malt sweetness comprises the bulk of this one's flavour profile. Mild touches of hazelnut, toffee candy and a doughy sweetness are also apparent, with some red apple fruitiness mixed in there somewhere. The finish features a nice earthy, somewhat leafy hop bitterness, combined with a slight roasted malt astringency that imparts a slight coffee flavour. These facets linger only briefly into the aftertaste, weakening rapidly. Medium-bodied, with light-ish carbonation levels that produce only a slight prickliness on the palate. Fairly smooth and slick-bodied; the alcohol isn't noticeable, but it's less refreshing and crisp than their other beers.

Final Grade: 3.42, a B-. I'd say that Bayside's Bronzeback Ale is probably the most distinctive of their year-round products, but I could take it or leave it. I don't mind this brew, but it doesn't have a lot of the roasted, nutty malt or coffee/chocolate flavours that I seek out in this style. A low-key beer that really reminds me of Newcastle Brown, so if you're a fan of that import then I expect you'll be quite pleased with this fresher, domestic approximation. Glad I had a chance to try it, but there are a few OCB browns I'd prefer over this one.

Aug 30, 2015
Bronzeback Ale from Bayside Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 5 ratings