Bonanza Brown | Yukon Brewing Company

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Bonanza BrownBonanza Brown

Brewed by:
Yukon Brewing Company
Yukon, Canada

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by wordemupg on 01-30-2013

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Tivlavrie
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Exeter
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Jugdish
3.88/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a dark cola brown with half a finger of tan head that leaves snowy outcrop lace as it recedes.

Smells of pumpernickel, semi-sweet cocoa powder, creamy coffee, brown sugar and soft leafy hops.

Tastes of more dark bread, faint sugared raisin, cold coffee, mild chocolatey notes and more subdued hop bitterness.

Feels soft and smooth. Medium bodied with gentle carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Recommended. A sturdy brown ale that's easy to drink.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thin light brown head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of bready and light caramel malt, brown bread, nuts, hint of vanilla. Flavor follows aroma with light caramel malt, nuts, brown bread. Light to medium bodied. A nice light brown ale, resembling an English brown. Flavors are a bit attenuated but pleasant, also similar to an English style ale. Hoping for a bit more flavor intensity, but a good light session brown ale as is.

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Photo of leaddog
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a reddish nut brown with a half finger of bubbly head.

Smell- lightly roasted malts, toffee, hazelnut, fig

Taste- The roasted malts are predominate followed by the toffee, brown sugar, and hazelnut. The fig is quite mild in flavour.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

Overall- A nice English Brown by Yukon. I find the aroma was better executed than the flavour, but still a tasty brew for cold winter months.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle, with one strange hippy-esque, silver-tinted label. Part of one light-sucker of a mixed six-pack.

This beer pours a clear, very dark red-tinged amber hue, with one finger of loosely foamy, somewhat bubbly ecru head, which leaves but a low ebbing shoreline of lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of sweet, biscuity caramel malt, demarara sugar, a touch of gritty molasses, and herbal, leafy hops. The taste is more bready, less biscuity caramel malt, weakly sweet dark sugar notes, a bit of bitter black tea, a subtle oily nuttiness, and earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is generally on the soft and lilting side, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, a slight acerbic twinge tugging at the fringes. It finishes off-dry, the nutty, bready malt sloughing off any lingering hoppiness.

An agreeable enough English brown ale, the malt up to the task, the ancillary characteristics well-rendered, and the hops kept to the legal (micro-brew) level. A very old-world approach - simple, drinkable, and worthy of a least another round or so.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of wordemupg
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle poured into tulip 29/1/13

A clear reddish brown with a few bubbles but just a very short thin film for a head that leaves no lace, looks pretty basic

S brown sugar and some faint molasses with some herbal tea and cola, there's some coco and caramel in there with leafy hops

T mimics the smell fairly well, herbal earthy notes with sweet malts, slight nutty aspect and the brown sugars a little burnt

M fairly light but it adds to the drinkability, the bubbles work well giving it almost a creamy feel and some almond on the finish

O looks pretty basic but pretty solid otherwise, I'm not saying the Earths going to move for ya but shes a respectable brown

I think I just wanted a reason to revisit Midnight Sun and Lead Dog and the new sample 6er from Yukon gave me the chance. Sleek black 6er just looks bad ass, no regrets buying this one

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcubz
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LDuke
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This showed a nice looking hazy brown color with a slight transparency about it. The smell carried a decent nutty to caramel maltiness about it that carried over into the taste. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly good sessionability about it. I would say that this had a pretty good smooth almost creamy milkiness about it. Overall, this was a pretty good brown ale that I would have again.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Mlkluther
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Decent beer.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

This is a pleasant and straight forward brown ale. This is as close to Newcastle Brown as you can get. Like most Yukon brews, it pours with minimal head and steady carbonation. The mouthfeel is pleasant, with a bit of caramel malt and nuttiness. This is drinkable and definitely sessionable, but not necessarily memorable.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of northof60hops
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of PascalMotard
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The color is a very dark brown, with a good cream color head, with good retention. Aromas of caramel, some honey and some hops aromas.
Taste is quite sweet with a hint of bitterness but that dissappear rapidly. So notes of milk chocolat and caramel, along with some slightly toasted nuts.
This beer is definitely more on the sweet side rather that on the toasted side of a brown ale. It's a good beer, but I'd love it with more body and more toastiness.

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Photo of mikebu
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Bonanza Brown from Yukon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 24 ratings
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