Peter Brown Tribute Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Peter Brown Tribute AlePeter Brown Tribute Ale
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
625 Ratings
Peter Brown Tribute AlePeter Brown Tribute Ale
BEER INFO

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

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

Added by xlperro on 09-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,312
Reviews:
356
Ratings:
625
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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18
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Ratings: 625 |  Reviews: 356
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sweet, malty, caramel nutz, brown sugar paramount. Taste follows suit with spicy and citrusy hop profile. Dark pumpernickel crust. Minimally fruity otherwise like a roggen in many aspects.

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Photo of Rootscipio
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Usually not a big fan of brown ales, but I liked this one. Poured a nice clear brown from a bottle into a pint glass. Decent head and lacing. Smell is sweet and malty, carries over to the taste. Nutty and slightly chocolate taste. A nice tribute!

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brown ale pours a very dark, murky brown color with an almost non-existent tan head. The smell is very faint, but it is of molasses. There is a big malt punch here with a body that is bordering on stout territory. There are bold flavors of chocolate, molasses and brown sugar. The finish is semi-dry and there is a little hop character that peeks through the massive malts. Bear Republic is to me a fairly mediocre brewery, but this beer is one of their better ones. This is a really nice example of a robust brown ale.

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Photo of antman27
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 57md
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a basic brown color with a finger of head. The nose is classically bready. The flavor profile is solidly malty and the body is more hearty than the average brown ale. The finish is semi-dry with a hint of brown sugar.

I am a big fan of hearty brown ales and this one knocks off Tumbler as my new favorite brown ale!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is a bomb brown ale. you can really feel and taste the molasses and brown sugar, and i think overall they have done an incredible job with this beer, that skirts the line between american brown and american porter in terms of style. nice head on the pour, some red edges on my nonic pint glass, but mostly brown in looks. some slightly tannic or metallic elements in the nose, but they mostly go away in the taste and feel. sparged a little warm maybe, but there are a lot of pros here. deep malted chocolate layers, hints of barbecue and butterscotch, even whiskey for a moment. the added sugars make all the difference, and make this an awfully unique glass of brown ale. tons of residual sugar and even a little fusel alcohol. i dont hate it, but it brings a new twist to the style. flavors of copper piping, rum raisin, and oxidation all creep in at the end, but with the molasses flavor, it all ends up working out. very very righteously carbonated for the style, and squarely medium on the body. i could float in a bath of this i think. overall another excellent and original offering from bear republic. these guys just dont get enough credit for being innovators. this is super tasty and well worth finding in the market...

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Photo of jmg480
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of izzyismyrott
2.95/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jvillefan
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillWrkForBeer
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of okono
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Flashback #13 - Decent enough brown ale.

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Photo of redfox405
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewpertBrown
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Geobus
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one was ok, but not my favorite. It could just be the style though.

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Photo of StoutBoi
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobinsonoma
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Icemann383
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Peter Brown Tribute Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 625 ratings