Brown Eyed Squirrel
RJ Rockers Brewing Company

Brown Eyed SquirrelBrown Eyed Squirrel
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RJ Rockers Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
English Brown Ale
Ranked #115
Ranked #27,172
3.57 | pDev: 15.13%
Sep 08, 2022
Apr 29, 2003
Brown Eyed SquirrelBrown Eyed Squirrel
Notes: A traditional English-style brown ale, but with more body. Its deep brown color comes from a combination of Chocolate and Black malts. Tall, dark and smooth – the perfect cure for the domestic beer blahs.
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
(12 oz can, canned on 04/14/22; purchased single off shelf... poured into a 14 oz mug)

L: clear, garnet-to-chestnut brown liquid; lots of tan foam on the pour... that darn foam stays chunky the whole time, liberally lacing

S: (hazel)nutty milk chocolate, subtle floral highlight, delicate cookie-like malt; overall potency mellow but expressive

T: rich, round maltiness with some length to it, covering the palate, lingering long with its woody toast; roasty bitterness in its notably dry aftertaste... the hints of chocolate on the nose aren't as pronounced on the tongue; some fruity essence around the sides

F: relatively plump and plush in its body and flow; clean finish with a soft sizzle and pungent hop feigning some lifting friction on the back of the tongue...

O: I've had (and myself brewed) dry brown ales like this... not my fave (needing more caramel), but serviceable... would probably get lost against any foods (2013)
Sep 08, 2022
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Reviewed by MetalHead7734 from South Carolina

4.87/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Look: Dark brown. Not much head retention.

Smell: Dark and roasty. Dark chocolate. Slight coffee.

Taste: Roasty dark chocolate

Feel: Good heft. Almost silky mouthfeel.

Overall: My girlfriend picked this out at Ingles and I'm kicking myself for not trying sooner. The aroma and flavor might could be a little stronger but it's a great beer nonetheless.
May 08, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by sirzekel from Georgia

Feb 08, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Lucular from Maryland

Jan 31, 2020
Rated: 3.52 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Trailboss76 from Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
About the color of root beer. Very thin, light tan head. Not much happening aroma-wise. A decent brown beer though, all by itself, I'm not doing cartwheels. Paired up nicely with some snacks: crackers, cheese, peppers, dip.
Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jun 18, 2018
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Reviewed by MeatBagTheDog from South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A caramely creamy head dissipated quickly. dark brown color but you can still see light through the glass. Smell isn't very strong but it's got sweet notes of coffee and caramel. It's sweet to the taste but gives way to a toastd malt finish. There is very little hop presence. the after taste is pleasantly coffee. let it warm up some to really let the malts shine. the carbonation is slight, but the beer feels heavy. because of how sweet it is, this is definitely a sippin' beer for good conversation. I'd pair it with a coffee rubbed steak.
Apr 02, 2018
Rated: 2.94 by nmann08 from Virginia

Mar 21, 2018
Rated: 4.47 by ldhughes0307 from Georgia

Feb 17, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Oct 28, 2017
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Solidly brown but allowing for light to shine through the center of the glass. Decent and lasting head which leaves streaks and spots for lace.

Darker caramel malt aromas. Definitely sweet to the nose. Some refrigerator smell in the background.

The mouthfeel is thick, probably because of the high sugar content. The swallow comes across as drier than the initial sip but I don't pick up much in the way of hop bitterness. The carbonation is low which enhances the richness of the brew. medium lasting aftertaste which features the a near toffee-like flavor, bordering on the burnt side.

Brown Ales are typically basic--this one fulfills that expectation adequately.
Oct 27, 2017
Rated: 3.55 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania

Oct 27, 2017
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Rated by YoungMtn52 from New York

3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Smooth nutty flavor....good change of pace beer....
Oct 27, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Dface from Texas

Oct 26, 2017
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Reviewed by DrMullet from Florida

3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear medium mahogany with moderate lacing.
Smell is roasted malt.
Taste is roasted malt caramel. A flash of coffee and chocolate.
Fairly mild in a good way. Smooth.
Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by GatorCoop from California

Sep 09, 2017
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Reviewed by SmokySignals from North Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I have to admit, the label made me buy it. I have been exterminating squirrels for a long time, and this is another one that got put down! If they all tasted THIS good, they might be endangered.
Beautiful chocolate brown appearance, with nice foamy light tan head...
Caramel chocolate toffee-nut maltiness, balanced wonderfully with a well-executed balance of carbonation and edgy finish.
If you love brown ales, don't miss a chance to down this Brown Eyed Squirrel. Highly recommended, IMO.
May 23, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Feb 17, 2017
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Reviewed by CitizenGrain from Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottle. Medium dark brown with off-white head, nice retention. Nose is fresh bread. Flavor is slightly sweet, tasty brown and dark malts, full bodied. Hop balance and carbonation makes this a refreshing beer with clean finish. Fairly typical in style, but superior in balance and quality.
Jan 20, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by ffshore545 from Illinois

Oct 31, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by zotzot from Vermont

Oct 09, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by Bear1964 from Nebraska

Oct 09, 2016
Rated: 4.01 by scotorum from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2016
Rated: 4 by ovaltine from Indiana

Jul 12, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Nate2034 from South Carolina

Jun 22, 2016
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Medium brown body with a cream head. Nuts, brown bread, and general maltiness but also macro adjuncts affect the aroma, but very light. Taste adds roasted cocoa and light brown sugar, but still watery. Feel is medium bodied but finishes watery, malt led the entire sip. Just mediocre, but the name is funny
Apr 19, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Zylod from West Virginia

Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 3.37 by Aglassplease from North Carolina

Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 3 by MasterRigger from North Carolina

Dec 31, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by spedprof from West Virginia

Dec 21, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by FrothFanatic from South Carolina

Sep 05, 2015
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Reviewed by Brian_L-2056 from West Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a typical pint glass. Pours a nice chocolate brown color with about a 1/2" tan head. The head stays with you almost the entire length of time that you enjoy this brew. The lacing is very good and really clings on for dear life. Carbonation is there but not that noticeable. Smells kind of nutty, like a typical brown ale. Initial taste is full of roasted malty flavor but not overpowering, with a nice slightly dry finish. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. Would love to have another try of this beer on draft.
Aug 18, 2015
Rated: 3.68 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by dpage27 from Ohio

Aug 09, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Jun 22, 2015
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Reviewed by ThaneMcC from Germany

3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a pleasant reddish brown with a bit of off white head and fine carbonation. Smells of toasted malts, bready. Tastes sweet nutty malts forward, unsweetened chocolate, caramel and hint of piney hops at the end note with a clean finish.
Body is medium with mild carbonation preventing this malty beer from becoming syrupy. Nice finish
Overall, a solid brown ale, enjoyable and easily one of the best of the American Brown Ales.
Jun 20, 2015
Rated: 3.11 by thehooksman from North Carolina

Jun 09, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by king75 from Michigan

May 31, 2015
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