Brumation
Zony Mash Beer Project

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Style:
American Brown Ale
ABV:
4.5%
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3.25 | pDev: 0%
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Zony Mash Beer Project
 
Louisiana, United States
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On-draught @ the brewery. $7 per 16 fl oz pour.

"Milk brown collaboration with Congregation Coffee." 4.50% ABV.

Undercarbonated and thin. Has a sweet malty base with lactose sugar in there too. I'm not finding the nutty flavours I'd look for in a great brown ale.

The lactose sugar mutes the coffee, not that the coffee brings much balancing bitterness to the table in the first place. It's earthy and mellow, lacking much roast or bitterness and bending Sumatran in character.

I can't say it's real well balanced...a more robust malt bill and omission of the unnecessary lactose sugar would get this on its way to being worth its high price.

Not a good brown ale or even recognizably one. The coffee additive is the best thing about it. Too smooth, slick, wet, and thin. I'd like to see them dump carafa in, pick a more robust coffee strain, bring in the nutty notes, and dispense with the lactose nonsense.

High C- (2.75) / BELOW AVERAGE

I think I'll give Zony some time to dial in their beers and get used to brewing at this scale before rating any more if their beers...this isn't promising work less than a week after opening, but maybe it's not fair to review this early.

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Brumation from Zony Mash Beer Project
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 2 ratings