Peter Brown Tribute Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Peter Brown Tribute AlePeter Brown Tribute Ale

Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Peter Brown Tribute Ale is malty American Brown Ale, brewed with molasses, brown sugar, and hopped with Cascade and Centennial. It's just the way Pete would have wanted it.

2009 California State Fair - GOLD
2009 North American Brewers Association – GOLD
2006 Great American Beer Festival® Brown Porter – BRONZE
2004 Great American Beer Festival® Brown Porter – GOLD

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Reviews: 357 | Ratings: 625
Reviews by Georgiabeer:
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this as an extra in a trade from someone and sadly I can't remember who since it has been a while. Pours a beautiful brown with a solid head that fades to a ring. Darker than most browns. Smells rich, roasty and creamy. Taste is similar but with a coppery finish as well as some cocoa notes. Quite rich and roasty. Mouthfeel is fairly robust and quite creamy. Delicious and deeply flavored, whgich keeps you interested, but also nicely balanced and easy to drink.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of adamette
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live review. Poured from the 22 oz. bomber that I bought at Save-On Tobacco & Beverage a few weeks ago for $5.99. No "best by" date observed by me. Poured into my Cooperstown Beverage Trail pint glass.

A Nice light brown creamy head over a dark brown body that glows a dark mahogany when held in front of direct light. Good lacing on the inside of the glass. 4.0

S Nice, cinnamon raisin bread like medium roast malt which is inviting, interesting. 4.5

T/M Medium roast malt, toasty brown ale goodness with the creamy head that delivers a slight softness to a beer that already has a bread like feel. 4.0

D Good. I finished the bomber within about 15 minutes and I enjoyed it. 4.0

Notes: A fitting Tribute to Pete Brown.

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Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Homerbag
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very rich brown body with huge fluffy head that laces like a dream.

Smells nutty, some sweet malt, molassas and brown sugar. Taste is sweat and nutty, not obnoixius on either. Notes of brown sugar, molassas, and no presence of alcohol. Very easy drinker. Low, but proper CO2, no fizziness to it.

An all around good brew that is up to the caliber of Bear Republic. This is on the heavier side of a brown ale, but still very good and worth getting a bomber.

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Photo of Tom-Peters
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of sendsilk
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle received in a recent trade.

A- Good, nice and dark and, well, brown. slight lacing.

S- Typical brown ale smell, a little light on the old proboscis with scents.

T- A decent, not great , but decent brown ale. Not my favorite style so I don't know all of the descriptors for them. It tastes brown with some brown ale highlights and brown finish.

M- Right in line with the style.

O- Solid,decent and good.

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Photo of bluckbeyes
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Floydster
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, only place I have ever seen this beer before, so I had to grab one

Poured into my Dogfish Head snifter with a dark, dark brown color and a small vanilla colored head

Left sticky lacing throughout entire drinking session

Smell was a little roasty with some hints of maple syrup, piney hops, and caramel

Taste was rather dry for a brown ale and not near as nutty as I had hoped for, a little hoppy with some sweet malt character, not one of Bear Republic's best beers

Could have drank more than one bomber, goes down easy for its heaviness and ABV is average, nothing too bad

Worth trying once to say you did

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Photo of redfox405
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdense
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Belmont Station poured into Barley Brown's pint glass, 10.31.2010.

Two finger light brown head, medium-slow dissipation with good lacing. Clear dark brown body, lots of visible carbonation rising to top of glass. Nose is pretty complex, nutty, some roast with chocolate up front and grassy hops on the back end. Taste is fairly chocolaty with other malt aspects pushed into background, though the brown sugar and molasses notes became more prominent as the beer warmed. Medium-full mouthfeel, noticeable but not aggressive effervescence. Drinkability is good, nice autumn quaffer, ABV not noticeable, one of the better ABAs I've had.

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Photo of Segelstrom
3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent beer that poured to a very dark brown with little head. Smell was a mild malt with a not a lot of hops showing. Once again it was the malt that generated the flavor -- hops were not a major player. Mouthfeel was ok thru the finish. Overall a good beer that I would not buy again.

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Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of seanbren
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of armock
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a dark brown color with a tan head that leaves lacing

S - Is of roasted malt chocolate scents

T - Follows the nose roasted malt chocolate and coffee

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - I enjoyed this beer quite a bit it would make a good dessert beer worth trying sometime

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Photo of JeffNev
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of animal69
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Naugled
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in chalice

A: nice dark brown, barely any light can be seen through it. unimpressive head size, but nice tan color

S: pleasant smell, sweet sugary caramel nose. has sort of an old ale character with hints of dark dried fruits.

T: good malt character with an obvious molasses flavor, very little bitterness but there was some astringency

MF: nice and crisp which helps cut the sweet fullness. medium body and good carbonation

D: ok, not my favorite brown, but I could drink a few of these if someone else bought them

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Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of claspada
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown body with a thin, beige-colored head.

Aromas begin with some oven-roasted nutty maltiness, chocolate, black tea leaves, burnt sugar and with a distinct note of rum raisin that emerges more as it warms.

The tastes begin with toasty, chocolaty maltiness with a middling sweetness throughout. Notes of toffee, cola and earthy molasses. As it warms you get more of the raisin-flavored fruitiness and roasted nut husks. Floral hops combines with the roasty qualities and a tannic tea-like quality to counteract the sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Slight creaminess to the finish with some semi-dryness as well from the hops.

Overall this was a pretty successful tribute ale. Nothing too revolutionary and a bit too hoppy for my tastes as a brown ale as I lean more toward the English style, but I would revisit again considering the decent price point.

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Photo of swaghawk
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of NitroGen
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: 1PT.6 FL.OZ Brown Bottle

A: Thin dark brown pour light foam 1 finger had that reduced to a light cover and some lacing.

S: Piney astringent grapefruit pith

T: Bit of a pine bite and then blooms into a toasted malt and then a pleasant slightly sweet brown sugar and grain aftertaste.

M: Very pleasant as this is a great session beer. A great beer that will help to introduce to Bud Light out of the bottle-drinking friends on what a great beer can taste like.

D: Tailgated with this today and was happy that I brought multiple bottles for the 8 hour party to drink and share with others that put down Bud Lights and tried a bigger beer. This helped get a few converts over from the dark side!

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Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of twbrewer
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a deep reddish/brown color with a thick beige head and good lacing.

S-Smells of dark raosted malts and dark molasses.

T-Tastes of dark roasted malts,slightly sweet with just a touch of a very mild hop bitterness.Well balanced.

M-Medium bodied with good carbonation and a smooth feel.

D-Very solid beer,good smell and taste.I would purchase this again and again!

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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