Historical Brown Ale
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Historical Brown AleHistorical Brown Ale
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Style:
Brown Ale - English
Ranked #193
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
82
Ranked #38,041
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 10.8%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
21
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Picaroons Traditional Ales
 
New Brunswick, Canada
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82
Good
Historical Brown AleHistorical Brown Ale
Notes: Formerly 104th Regiment Ale
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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PorterPro125 from Canada (NB)

3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 64 Oz. Growler

A- Clear Dark brown, almost black topped by an off-white bubbly head. Lots of lacing.

S- Sweet butterscotch/caramel, slightly bitter chocolate, and a subtle nutty aroma.

T- Butterscotch/caramel sweetness complimented nicely by chocolate notes and a soft earthy bitterness.

M- Creamy Medium Mouthfeel with low carbonation

O- From what I understand, this is the first batch of this beer under the name "Histrorical Brown Ale" (formerly 104th Regiment) and I have to say that it is quite good. I'm not personally a big fan of Brown Ale's but I could get used to this one. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness and easy drinking. Hopefully Picaroons decides to bottle this brew once again.

Apr 13, 2015
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the brewery store.
Pours a clear dark brown color with ruby at the edges and a creamy frothy off white head that displays great retention and lace. Aromas of caramel, toffee, and chocolate maltiness with just a hint of butterscotch and earthy hop to balance. The flavor is rich caramel and toffee maltiness with a fair amount of chocolate notes and some earthy hop flavor and minimal bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy silky mouthfeel. I seem to be a bit better at tolerating diacetyl in darker beers and I kind of enjoyed this one.

Aug 02, 2014
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bylerteck from Canada (ON)

3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Friend brought this back from New Brunswick. From notes.

A - Poured deep amber and bright with good carbonation. One finger of off white head on top left OK lace but no retention.

S - Nutty, malty, butterscotchy.

T - Sweet malt, sugary, sweet, buttery, nutty.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, sweet with nuttiness to finish.

O/D - Decent shot at a brown. Pretty straightforward, but good and along similar lines to what Picaroons have been doing.

May 17, 2014
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polloenfuego from Canada (ON)

3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

A: pours a glossy brown with a minimal amount of head and very little retention, but it looks like a brown ale should.

S: much maltier than I had expected, and there are aspects of roast and some very mild hops scents there as well.

T: roasts and malts sneak in and then the profile smooths out to a decently balanced British ale.

M: medium carbonation and fullness

O: a good effort on this style by Picaroons. Definitely not an American style brown ale, this recipe is a traditional one from the British and the war of 1812. I'd like to see more like this from them.

Jul 13, 2013
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Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB)

3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Got it on tap in a growlah. Poured into Picaroons glass.

A - dark auburn, little red for a brown. Thin lacing around edges.
S - burnt toffee, some caramel.
T - nutty, brown sugar, earthy finish.
M - medium body, bit acidic.
O - Picaroons claims they're still tweaking the recipe. Overall it's not quite a brown, but it's a solid Picaroons outing. They may be making it into a regular eventually, so further review pending.

Feb 16, 2013
Historical Brown Ale from Picaroons Traditional Ales
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 21 ratings