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Boyne River Brown Ale | Boyne River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Boyne River Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-11-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by jcalabre:
Photo of jcalabre
3.44/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a very light bodied that has a nice roasty nose but a lot more bitter than I'd like to see in a brown. It's quite drinkable and enjoyable. I also understand that this brewery is closed. This is a better than average brown, I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of aracauna
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very good beer. Raisins and a slight coffeish note in the nose. Definite coffee and cream flavor mixed in with a little grapefruit/citrusy flavor from the hops. It actually leaves a bit of a sour aftertaste when it gets a little warmer. That does little to detract from the overall quality.

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Photo of stoutman
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very good example of an english-style brown ale. Bottle conditioned, flavor is above average, and has a refreshing aftertaste (probably due spring or filtered water usage). Can easily have more than one on a hot summer day. :0)

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Photo of proc
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent brown ale. Pours out to, well, brown, in the glass, with a light brown head. Taste of malt is present, with a very slight sweetness. A highly drinkable beer from a small, northern Michigan brewer. Too bad this isn't more widely distributed. Good beer.

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Boyne River Brown Ale from Boyne River Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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