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Brown Fox Session Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Brown Fox Session AleBrown Fox Session Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrosbrew.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
77
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 77
Photo of Dogbrick
2.8/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a very mild and uninteresting beer. Chestnut-colored with almost no head. Aroma of brown sugar and light malt. Flavor was malty with a nutty finish. This seemed a watered down to me but I have had worse.

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Photo of Winter
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown, almost black in color with a light brown head. Aroma conisted of roasted malts, mild coffee, a touch of caramel and a sweet nutiness. Medium, smooth body. Taste was of sweet roasted malt with a pleasant nutiness present in the middle. Clean finish was rather week and almost watery. The addition of the 8 malts definitely gives this session ale a sweet smoothness and enjoyable flavor. Lack of a good finish prevents this one from getting higher marks. Overall, though, a pretty enjoyable session ale.

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Photo of ADR
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clear dark red/brown color. Initial head of 1/4 inch thins in a minute or so. A bit of chocolate smell, some peach. Jeez, not very pleasant malt, cut by a lot of wateriness early and often and leavened with an ice tea and (?)dandelion-like flavor. A little sourness to the citric hop finish -- I prefer more flowery hops in lighter styles. This beer is not a good "session" choice for me, Two Brothers does better stuff. Better out of the bottle, the neck keeps the malt from "spreading out" into wateriness.

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Photo of Gusler
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep garnet, clear; the head is mountainous with thick sheets of clingy lace. Nose malt, somewhat sweet, hints of ripe fruit, caramel. Front begins sweet, waterish top, minimal hop presence, carbonation is light to moderate Not a bad beer, but lacking any real character that would make it stand out.

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Photo of cokes
4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Delicious little brew here.
Pours out a deeply hazed scarlet-brown. Small beige head fades to an edging, but continues to lace nicely.
Powdery cocoa on the nose.
This powder-like chocolate appears on the taste buds, with faint coffee roastedness. All of this is intermingled with the tea-like hops that assert themselves in a major way. Finishes iced-tea-like with some slight lingering herbal bitterness.
Simple, but quite effective.
Somewhat thin in the mouth, but smooth and creamy as well.
Ridiculously easy to drink. Yes, this is most definately a 'session ale".

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Photo of ZAP
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with a creamy small lace....mild cocoa on the nose....silky smooth in the mouth....nice light chocolate flavor notes...low bitterness but some dry hop finish...I think this is a splendid beer and would be an excellent session beverage(as the name suggests)..

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Photo of Bighuge
4.23/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a very clear, very nice looking dark burgandy. There's a creamy tan head that disappears within a minute, but laces the glass quite nicely during the drinking experience. There's some faint cocoa and java accents on the nose. This is fairly impressive for what the brewery was trying to accomplish - a session ale. This damn near tastes like it was hand pulled from a cask. There's very little carbonation and a creamy silk-like mouthfeel. The taste is very easy going. Nothing real overwhelming, but it tastes good nonetheless. Some mild chocolate and coffee notes. Dried prunes maybe. The English hops show their stuff sporadically throughout the drink, but never are they overbearing. Very mellow and highly drinkable. This passes as a session ale in my book.

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Brown Fox Session Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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