Heritage Coffee Brown Ale
Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
English Brown Ale
3.9 | pDev: 8.46%
Aug 12, 2020
Apr 11, 2008
English malted oats, English chocolate malt and pale malt roasted with coffee beans at Heritage coffee company; Cascade and Calypso hops, and additions of hand-picked Brazilian coffee.

19 IBU
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Rated: 4.1 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Aug 12, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 24, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by DissentFatsquirrel from Minnesota

Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by robotic_being from Illinois

Jul 16, 2018
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into an Alaskan Brewing Pilot Series glass

A: Pours chestnut brown with a frothy khaki head that settles to a thin layer and laces lightly.

S: Nutty, toasty, slightly roasty, smooth coffee, a hint of chocolate, slightly earthy, faint fruity notes, and caramel sweetness.

T: Toasty, nutty, roasty, smooth coffee, milk chocolate, a whisper of smoke, faint fruity notes, a little earthy, rounded out with caramel cream sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I wouldn't mind waking up with a cup of this every day. Perhaps a touch too sweet, but overall really nice.
Jun 01, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a 6 pack of this in the summer of 2017, has a best by November 2017 date on it, but I saved one beyond that. Simple summary, it stays delicious beyond its best by date. Pours a chestnut and reddish brown pour, good clarity, isn't dark, gets lighter and brighter towards the edge, off white head, you would think it would be darker but no there is basically a white head on it, 1/4" but then it dies down to the thinnest of rings.

Nice coffee nose, it isn't pungent but its respectable and pairs well with brown malt truly enjoyable, just like the taste, which is quite refreshing and better than expected. Brown ales pair very well with coffee and this is a solid example of a coffee brown. I think its solid stuff and makes a brown ale plenty drinkable and dare I say first tier.
May 14, 2018
Rated: 3.54 by takusan1000 from Washington

May 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Michelleroo from Michigan

4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Oh! I should not have shared this bottle with my SO! Chocolate smell, strong coffee flavor and delicious coffee aftertaste. So, so good! Beautiful nutty brown color!
May 11, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by pstam87 from Illinois

Mar 24, 2018
Rated: 4 by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

Mar 06, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Rostie from Michigan

Feb 08, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by TCMike from Minnesota

Jan 05, 2018
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Ah, a brown ale, one of our favorites and sometime hard to find a good one in a world of IPAs.

Rich,dark brown pour seems promising. Clear, a little light comes through. Light head & lacing. Light aroma, faintly sweet and bready, and iced coffee overall. A light mouthfeel, coffee of course and a chocolate background. Overall, a little one-dimensional with a single medley of taste that fades away, lacks depth. Nothing wrong with the beer, it just doesn't excite us as to the coffee or the brown ale style.
Jan 05, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by einman from Minnesota

Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 28, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by imperialking from Illinois

Dec 25, 2017
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured out a clear, light brown color with a small, thin head of foam. It smelled strongly of coffee with hints of chocolate and toffee. It tasted of roasty coffee with chocolate, caramel and toffee.
Dec 23, 2017
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Rated by KhajiitBen from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I got this in a pick-6 pack from my local Friar Tuck.
Its a nice reddish- brown color.
Has a distinct, sweet, coffee smell and taste.
Dec 23, 2017
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap. Khaki head. Copper brown color.

Lots of fresh coffee. Light roast. Caramel and chocolate malt. Reminds me of coffee bender. Very easy drinking. Really solid.
Dec 19, 2017
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Reviewed by RJLarse from Washington

4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bought a couple of bottles of Heritage Coffee Brown in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a mahogany brown color, translucent, with a modest white head.

Smell is a coffee aroma with a candy caramel sweet scent.

Taste is a lot like the aroma. Sweet caramel flavor mixed with coffee. Mild bitter sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is good. Slightly cloying.

Overall a very good brown ale. One of the best I have had.
Dec 18, 2017
Heritage Coffee Brown Ale from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 232 ratings