Brown Ale | Orlando Brewing Partners

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Brown AleBrown Ale

Brewed by:
Orlando Brewing Partners
Florida, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.54%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Durge on 10-19-2007

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by Drew966:
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3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

O-Town Brown Ale served in a shaker pint at the brewery tap room. The beer is brown in color with a white head. The aroma is kind of malty. The flavor is nice, there is a bit of caramel and a touch of chocolate with a nutty aftertaste. Not bad, worth a try. I also had some of this mixed with their Grateful Pumpkin for what the bartender called a Charlie Brown.

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Photo of DarrellK
4.03/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark amber color with a thick head that lasts all the way to the finish leaving a healthy lace along the way.

Sightly nutty nose that also linger through.

Mouth feel is more rich than most browns, like Newcastle which is enhanced by the carbonation of the head, as it is a rather still brew.

The finsh is very nutty and a bit sweet and lingers on the tongue without being too much.

It's maybe a tad too sweet for a session brew, but a couple of these in a night would be fine.

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Photo of johnyb
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.83/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had a chance to try the Brown Ale when visitng the tasting room at Orlando Brewing. For me, Browns are either very good or the reverse. Unfortunately, I was not a fan of the Brown. The appearance is light brown with white head that laced. The smell had toasted malt, caramel, nuts, and slight hop. The taste is like the smell, but then turns slightly bitter at end. Mouthfeel was light in body with decent carbonation. Overall I was not crazy about it.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A- Pours a dark brown color with an off-white head that has a good amount of lacing and retention.

S- The aroma consists of malt, chocolate and caramel. Not bad at all.

T- There is some sweet malt, along with coffee and chocolate flavors with some hops in the finish. The hops

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- This is a pretty solid Brown Ale that is definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.87/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best local option at the Dolphin hotel in the Disney complex.

Pours a tannish-brown, some white foam. Little bit of retention. Nice smell - quite hazel-nutty, with expeected notes of caramel in there. Clean taste, light carbonation. Some sweetness. Goes down easy, nice brew.

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Photo of Jasoncolliver
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of buschbeer
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 FL.OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - I wouldn't say it is quite brown. It is more of a really dark amber. I normal pour produces an abundant off-white to beige head. I just read the bottle, and it is labeled "keep cold - live beer." Oops. It was warm on the trip back from Florida. That explains the large head.

S - It has a sweet aroma. I get some cocoa and caramel.

T - That cocoa sweetness hits my tastebuds followed by some mild bitterness. There are some earthy tastes as well.

M - Medium and pretty smooth

O - It is not a bad beer. Maybe a little sweeter than I prefer my brown ales.

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Photo of osi
4.3/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer at New-Day cafe in Saint Cloud south of Orlando.

A - Poured a rich dark brown with good foam. Good lacing throughout the beer.

S - Smelled of deep roasted malts with chocolate and nutty accents.

T - Excellent taste. The coffee and chocolate accents really go well with the rich dark barley malt taste.

M - Very nice feel with very well balanced.

D - I would recommend this beer to anyone, especially if you like a good dark ale.

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2.25/5  rDev -30.6%

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1.25/5  rDev -61.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of brobeerbot
3.98/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at downtown disney served in standard american pint.

A- pours a nice dark amber color wiht a finger of white fluffy head that disipates quickly.

S- nutty with a small hint of dark malt.

T- starts off with a nice nut taste and has a solid malty finish. Has a slight bitter taste on the tounge which is welcome.

M- good for the style and thicker then most.

D- fairly high and could easily have multiple. May be a little sweet to have to many but solid overall.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.19/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer was served on-tap at the Orlando Brewing tasting room, and served in a pint glass. The beer is borderline translucent, with a nutty-brown hue and a low profile, white head. The beer just looks watery. The nose is slight mocha and nut, both mildly sweet, with some toasted notes, too. The flavor leans more into coffee flavors, with a mild, overpowered chocolate milk undertone. Crisp and light bodied, the beer has a quick and slightly dry finish. The aftertaste is bitter coffee and a slight, subtle hops highlight. Surprising flavors after the body and appearance.

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Photo of kaelingirl
3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of spycow
3.54/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Durge
2.39/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served at the brewery in a pint glass this brew had a nice appearance with a dark copper color, decent white head and good lacing. The aroma is not so pleasant, bringing a skunky almost sewage sort of scent that overwhelms the hint of brown sugar. The first taste unfortunately brings more of the same. It is mildly carbonated and has a fairly refreshing feel, kind of light as ales go, but the skunky unpleasantness is the theme. There is a smokey touch here so the good elements are in there, it's almost like this was a bad batch. Not much sweetness here, some grassy-wheat presence. It does seem to calm down a bit as you get used to it, but it did not invite a second one. I like the brewery a lot more than the two beers I tried here (the porter being the other).

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Photo of datalager
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Vancer
4.1/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now just called Orlando Brewing Brown Ale, this brew checks in at 5.13% abv.

One of the most solid and tasty browns that I've had in awhile, it was so solid it almost stole the show while I was there.

Clear brown pour, nice frothy tan head. Great aroma of chocolate malt which progressed into the quaff rather nicely. A plain <brown> the smoothness and well balanced finish made this one a "have to try" if you make it to the brewery. Everyone in our group of 6 enjoyed this one.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nutty brown body with minimal tan head and minor lacing. A mild sweet malt smell of the basics, caramel and chocolate, mixed with a little bit of roasted malts. A thin body that contains mild residual sweetness from those malts and finishes slightly dry. A standard, ho-hum brown that is nice to have but nothing spectacular.

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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

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