Janet's Brown Ale | Russian River Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.84/5
116 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.92%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Georgiabeer on 08-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,596
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
116
pDev:
12.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Standard brown ale, maybe a little cleaner looking than some, minimal head. Good chocolate and citrus hop aroma here, enjoyed the juxtaposition of aroma you don't normally find.

Same neat meld of flavors you don't normally come across together. Nice carbonation buzz at the back of the throat. Nutty, toasty are good descriptors. Something complex, yet pretty easy to drink. Still not going to be something I clamor for given so many awesome options at RR, but nonetheless, when you can make a brown ale so complex and tasty, damn, its like they can do no wrong.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler purchased on 8/29, kept cold and consumed 9/12.

A- dark dark brown- but the liquid itself is clear on closer inspection. A light tan frothy head forms nicely.
S- Hops hit immediately. They are of the woodsy variety.. a bit of pine, grassy, leafy... earthy but green is how I would describe this hop aroma. Lightly roasted malts of the chocolate and crystal variety accompany all this.
T- A great mix of strong and bitter hops and a toasty body. Some chocolate character is present but it doesn't reach the roasty level that you can detect in porters or stouts (good). Green aggressive hops shine just a bit more over the dark body.
M- This growler was still around 80% or so of it's normal carbonation and the body felt medium and slick. Definitely in the right zone for this beer, it was thin enough to drink easily but not too thin.

Overall- a good beer that combines two great flavor profiles, one from an aggressive hopping, and another from the chocolate and caramel of a traditional brown ale. Nicely done, no wonder Mike McDole says this is one of his most popular beers.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Janet's Brown Ale from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 116 ratings
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