Brown Eyed Squirrel | RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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Brown Eyed SquirrelBrown Eyed Squirrel

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RJ Rockers Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Loki on 04-29-2003

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Vic's On the River, Savannah, GA

A: The beer is clear brownish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down but left a bit of lacing covering the surface and a ringe of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Aromas of toasted and roasted malts are present in the nose along with some hints of fruits.
T: The taste is quite malty with flavors of dark malts and hints of toasted malts and chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very flavorful and easy to drink and pairs particularly well with burgers.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium shade of brown with a thinner white head that s gone pretty quickly no lace behind as it settles,earthy unsweetened chocolate dominate the aromas with a touch of brown suger.Very basic brown ale flavors bitter chocolate and a little nutty with a dryer abrupt finish.A basic straight to the point brown alenothing out of the ordinary flavor wise not bad for the style but wouldnt seek out again.

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Photo of brownbeer
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light brown pour with a tan head.

It has a rather nutty aroma with a faint oaky note.

Light-medium bodied, not terribly complex, it's nutty with a fairly dry finish.

Overall, not bad but could use a bump in depth and body. It's better than some of their other beers.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. III Issue I:

Clear tawny color with a dollop of off-white head. Smells nutty with some brown bread, sun-dried grass and a vague ripe apple fruitiness. Crisp medium body. Fresh toasted malt runs from nutty grain to toasted bread, grassy to light caramel. Quick kiss of cocoa powder and light roasted coffee in the middle. Modest hopping here, with a lightly balancing bitterness. Hint of fruitiness in the back of pears and ripe apples. Finishes semidry with a long trail of toasted malt.

Bald Eagle has "session ale" written all of over it, with its down-to-earth style. Hard to tell if it was brewed in the US or not, which shows that this is a damn good Brown Ale.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MontpelierArtie
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of dirtysanchez843
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%

On tap at the brewpub.
Clear dark brown body with a decent head.
Modestly appealing aroma features medium and caramel malts but is not matched by the bland, malty flavor.
OK feel.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Metalmonk
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

[received in trade from jabocu]

Body is amber/brown/red with a minimal head that all but disappears, and quickly. Super-tiny bits of sediment floating throughout the beer. Not floaters, just really small bits that, if they were any smaller, would probably be called a "haze".

Smell is sweet malt, carries some honey aspects, with a light hops aroma along for the ride.

Flavor is interesting, finding a sugary character mingling with hops bitterness. The bitterness is pleasant at first, but becomes a bit strange in the aftertaste. The malt isn't bold or thick enough. The more I sip it, the more it tastes like an expired root beer.

Decent mouthfeel, probably my favorite aspect of this beer, because it feels right. Slick, hefty, tingly.

Not crazy about this one. It's too close to soda. Could be a fine brown ale, the recipe just needs some tweaking. It's as if the brewery is holding back. It needs more personality, or character, or something. I'm looking forward to trying the R.J. Rockers Patriot Pale Ale that I received in the same trade.

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Photo of king75
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

RJ Rocker's delivers a tasty, malt brown ale in their Bald Eagle. It's a clear deep-chestnut brown beneath a creamy head of light tan foam.

The aroma is cocoaish and chocolatey, with a little bit of yeasty fruitiness and a touch oof leafy hops.

In the mouth it's creamy smooth with a medium body and moderate carbonation level.

The flavor displays the maltiness upfront; it's chocolatey and a bit toasty with a very subtle edge of roastiness (think of the slightly burnt edges on the crust of a loaf of artisinal bread). Leafy and mildly grassy hops appear across the middle, and every once in a while you get a flash of yeasty fruitiness. It's well-rounded, and well balanced, and it finishes dry with some swirling hops, a thin bit of residual malt, and a lingering, firm bitterness.

A very solid rendition of an English style brown ale with a bit of an American twist: a little more malt, and a little more hops to balance it. Nicely done!

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Photo of socon67
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown pour with a slight foamy head.

S - Smells of malt cocoa, and coffee

T - Flavors are mild. Not bad, but this tasted like a clone of Newcastle.

M - Smooth with a mellow body. Good drinking beer in the fall. Minimal carbonation.

O - This si a nice beer, but not nearly as good as the other RJ Rockers brews.

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Photo of Damian74
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tempest
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pulled from a variety 12-pack I picked up at State Line in Maryland. Appears a clear red-brown in glass with a tall head that quickly disappears. While I thought the Patriot Pale was a good simple beer, I think this is a bad simple beer. The flavor is a little watery, which is a kiss of death when you're looking for a great session beer. Instead of being full-flavored yet drinkable, it's a little thick and not very tasty. The aroma has a pleasant dry cocoa note, but the flavor is just simple dark bread crust with a touch of juicy caramel, not much else. I'd pass.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of aleckpa
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Schwegler
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 40ontarget
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A pretty good brown ale and it's pretty salty

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