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Maggie Brown | Rubicon Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Rubicon Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by t0rin0 on 04-01-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
5
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
7.67%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of Offa
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this cask conditioned at Rubicon.

Dark brown, it has a small off-white head slowly shrinking to foamy ring, some wisps, faint bit of lace.

Aroma is caramelly-woody maltiness with some very light chocolate and coffee.

Taste is caramelised woody-nutty maltiness, toasty, faint hint of chocolatey coffee and light spicy-woody roasty bitterness to balance out, and in the finish just dominate, the light malty sweetness. Character is full-bodied and the feel is similarly full bodied, on the heavier side (in a good way), but with some liveliness. It's a good food-friendly brown ale, easygoing but substantial enough and firm enough to handle food well.

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Photo of magictrokini
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not a huge fan of English Browns, but this is an exception. Poured clear brown with a good-looking off-white head that stuck around and left a sheet of lacing. Unexpected coffee and cocoa nose. Bready malt and some nuts. Bubbly mouthfeel with a medium finish. Bittersweet taste of coffee and caramel malt, and no nuts, which I really liked. Instead, a hoppy bitterness came out which really livened up the beer. Went down easily. Pretty good session beer.

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Photo of MisterClean
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the rube

A - Pours a dark mahogany, with a 2 fingered cappuccino colored head. Dssipates slow and leaves some beautiful lacing.

S/T - Notes of light coffee and chocolate immediately bite you, followed by some light bitterness and a light, but strange sourish/acidic/metallic taste. Not sure if this is from the hops or if the tap lines have not been sanitized properly.

M - Full bodied, well-balanced, and smooth. Definitely what a brown should offer.

D - This is good for the style. Would like a growler if pulled from a different tap.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not sure if this is a new release or what but its not on their website.

The beer pours a clear dark brown color that has little head or lacing.. The smell is very mild but what does come through is nutty and caramelly. The taste is a heavier newcastle taste. It has the darker malts poking through with minimal coffee flavor and no watered down qualites aside from the smell. Light/medium body and drinkable, possibly served too cold.

It doesn't strike me as overly inventive but it is very true to the style.

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Maggie Brown from Rubicon Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.
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