John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale | Cold Spring Brewing Co.

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84
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89 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cold Spring Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
coldspringbrewery.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerFMAndy on 11-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 21
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of JennyFury
4.67/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is pretty sweet. I like it. Nice and smooth. 83 is too low of a rating. Dummy beer snobs be like I don't like this shit cause it not exclusive enough. Dummy's don't know. Give it a try. Taste good. You wont be disappointed. Very nice. Das it.

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4.52/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of TheDarkKnight
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.46/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean orange-ish brown color with a light tan head. In the aroma, caramel, milk chocolate, and a sweet brandy flavor. In the taste, creamy caramel, milk chocolate and a small sweet brandy like presence. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry oak and sweet cream in the aftertaste. A touch sweet, but really nice!

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Photo of WaterCzar
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of LarryMyers
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of dunkler
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Wally1912
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JeffONeal
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of johlac66
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daktyls
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a plain brown color with a half finger head that recedes to a fine lacing of bubbles in a large patch. Some clarity around the edges is apparent, hazier towards the middle.

S: Ooh. I like this. The cream ale portion is present more than the brown ale portion, but most apparent is the aroma from the brandy oak spirals. Brandy sweetness is present along with some oakiness. Cream ale sweetness is present afterwords with a hint of nuttiness from the brown ale.

T: Tasty for sure. Again, I'm picking up more of the cream ale than the brown ale. The creaminess is more prevalent than the nuttiness, however the brandy oak spirals once again takes front and center. No one portion of either brew overwhelms the other.

M: Feels good man. Not too much carbonation, works well with the blend creating a very enjoyable feel. Some lingers on the tongue after the finish, but is enjoyable nonetheless.

O: Very tasting. I'm disappointed to see this is no longer being offered as it is quite good.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: into a pint, poured a deep dark brown with highlights of orange; couple of fingers of tan head clung a bit to the glass with finely bubbled sheets

S: vapors of brandy, sweet malts, musky herbs and earthy fruits

T: rich earthy malts, caramel sweetness, hints of dark fruit, cinnamon sticks, and cold weather holiday spices, chewy fruit cake-like bread

M: medium-weight, slick, slightly coating, faint stick in the corner of the mouth

O: a nice beer combining aspects of cream and brown ales - interesting, and a worthy drink, but depending on your personal palate, may or may not be a beer you'd go back to.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of RockAZ
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer for $5 ! Sweet, toffee caramel creamy taste with a nice wash at the end that was a little dry and grape like. 1st half of the 750ml bottle was alone, 2nd half was a chaser for Courvoisier and a nice white scotch which it handled very very well. This was an interesting beer, many have tried to use the brandy oak barrels for seasoning and the result has not turned out as well as this one. Wish I could say more about it, I do recommend you try it if you have been interested in any of the barrel aged stuff. Would love to try this on draft.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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