Backyard Brown
Crooked Hammock Brewery

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Style:
Brown Ale - English
Ranked #150
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #32,761
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 10.54%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
13
From:
Crooked Hammock Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  4
SCORE
83
Good
Notes:
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Gajo74:
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Gajo74 from New York

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My second beer from Crooked Hammock.
Pours a dark brown color with a modest foamy tan head. Average retention, soon dissipating and leaving thin lacing.
The aroma opens up sweetly with caramel and fruity malt. Toasty dark bread and biscuity then becomes the main theme, with a hint of bright zesty hops.
Solid toasted malt flavor, amber malts evoking dark bread, nutty and biscuity. There is an underlying caramel, fruity and even dark chocolate like sweetness in the background. The finish is hoppy, with a mild to moderate bitterness that develops throughout, becoming stronger and bolder.
Very smooth, almost creamy, easy to drink. The carbonation is gentle.
Solid brown ale. I would have it again.

Aug 26, 2018
More User Reviews:
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DonBowman from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apr 25, 2019
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lackenhauser from Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Jan 18, 2016
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philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 22, 2016
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Hypersomnia from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 10, 2016
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bubseymour from Maryland

3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 07, 2016
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bluehende from Delaware

3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dec 27, 2015
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Boone757 from Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 12, 2018
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at brewpub:
Pours a dark brown, but inspection shows a nice clarity. Head is a barely tan-leaning white, quite lasting with went lacing.

Nose is lightly nutty and whole grain toasty. Not strong, but the malt notes with the yeast do stick in the English brown realm easily.

Taste follows suit, the toastiness winning out in the flavor. Little more bitterness as I'm reviewing this than my first taster, clean but bitter. Feel is medium at most, the decently bold flavors skewing the impression towards heavier.

A nice bold brown that won't weigh you down, bit does have a fairly bold malt and equally balancing bitter note. Enjoyable!

Feb 18, 2017
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JamieDuncan from Maryland

3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aug 07, 2016
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treyaxx from New Jersey

3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

May 09, 2016
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schmittsgaybeer from Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dec 14, 2015
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1971bernat from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 04, 2020
Backyard Brown from Crooked Hammock Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 13 ratings