Blizzard Brown Ale | Keweenaw Brewing Company

2 Ratings

Brewed by:
Keweenaw Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by association330 on 01-17-2009

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3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a semi-dark brown color with a finger’s worth of eggshell white foamy head that dissipated at a good pace. Some messy lace. The aroma had a nice blend of sweet caramel/toffee malts up front with some nuttiness. Some earthy hops slide in for a sly balance. Light milk chocolate ever so lightly. The flavor leads with the sweet and develops a light roast as it warmed. Light nutty to caramel aftertaste with a clean wet sweet finish. The feel was about medium bodied, perhaps a touch under. Good sessionability about it. Steady smooth feel along my tongue. Good carbonation. Overall, pretty good brown ale worthy of coming back to if I could find it.

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3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brewer claims this beer is maltier, hoppier, and a bit more alcoholic than their standard Lift Bridge Brown. Growler purchased yesterday evening, just opening it now.

A - Pours a toasty reddish-brown with a thin, creamy head. Some spots of lacing stick.

S - Sweet malt, hints of melted brown sugar and molasses. Really not getting anything crazy here.

T - Sweet, heavily toasted caramel malts, actually a tad coffee-ish, finishes with a drying, moderate hop bitterness. Often this style is brewed too sweet, so the hoppy finish and slight coffee bitterness provide a nice contrasting balance.

M - Browns aren't supposed to be thick and chewy, but I think this is actually a little wimpy for my taste. Slightly above average carbonation that prickles a bit.

D - A pleasant, easy-drinking brown that is more complex and balanced than their Lift Bridge Brown offering, but nothing that wows me.

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Blizzard Brown Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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