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Brown Ale | Brown's Brewing Company

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49 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brown's Brewing Company
New York, United States
brownsbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MTMugs on 03-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,971
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
49
pDev:
10.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Reviews by mbrandon2w:
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz
Poured a nice deep brown, ruby with gold highlights when held up to the light.
Not much head at all. Faded very quickly. The color and the lack of any lasting head reminds me of a soda.
Nothing to exceptional about the aroma.
Taste is very nice. Lots of earthy hop flavor and malt sweetness. Finishes with a touch of dryness.
Nice mouthfeel. Smooth, but not creamy. A touch thin.
I could easily drink this frequently, but I would not put it up as an excellent brown ale.

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Photo of ddean
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it at the restaurant on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance- Muddy haze with very little foam retention.

Smell- Brown rice right there. Not intriguing, but a consistent prelude to the taste.

Taste- Lots of brown rice, a little brown sugar, especially in the aftertaste. Light for a brown ale and smooth. I am not normally a brown ale fan, but this one is really good even though it is solidly within the genre.

Mouthfeel- Smooth and pleasant and the taste lingers. You can savor this brown ale.

Drinkability- One of the more drinkable brown ales I've had. Could have a bunch in the summer without feeling full.

In short, a light brown ale that sneaks up on you because it doesn't look good but has a taste that hits a nice balance between malt and some nuance.

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Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a semi-ruddy burnt orange close to brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. The aroma had good roastiness about it. Some nuts, sturdy malt base of caramel and toffee. Some light milk chocolate. Ended with some earthy hops. The flavor leaned slightly to the sweet side and then developed some earthy spice as it warmed. Light bitter. Nice aftertaste with the earthinesss, roast and spice. Finish was the same. The feel was roughly medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Good carbonation. Good ABV. Overall, nicely done brown ale that I’d have again.

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Photo of nyrblue2
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Niedzws
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of edthehead
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of rlee1390
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear ruby red brown.

S-Not much in the nose, some roasted malt.

T-A step up from the nose, roasted malt, caramel and some spices.

M-Medium bodied, with some carbonation.

O-A great brown ale, not the best in the Capital Region, CH Evans is better.

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of erosier
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is excellent. I love it as a brown ale, but that could be because of how fresh it was. I brought this bottle home and left it in my fridge until the night before the belgian beer festival when I popped the top and had some. It pours a really good looking brown with a nice caramel colored head. The aroma was of sweet roasted malts and very little hoppiness to it. It had almost a chocolatey hint to it, but I did not really taste that. What I did taste was excellent. It was crisp, clean, and I could really taste the roasted malts that captured my palate. Good aftertaste, but could probably use some more carbonation. If you're in Troy, NY, try this place and get this beer. Good stuff.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A beer that I can add to my "Holiday" List, the sort of beer to have on hand and offer to those uninitiated craft family members and friends, so as to keep the good stuff for myself...

Though to a certain aspect this brown ale is a bit unremarkable, there are redeeming qualities to this beer. It pours out a very dark brown, almost black if you look at it right with a thin tan head, no lacing. The smell is a complex mixture of malt, a sweet tang to my nose and some cloves. I find it very light-bodied, considerably carbonated, but still crisp to the tongue. I tasted roasted notes, a distant twinge of caramel, and a slight hop base I found a bit intriguing. Overall, it was a decent enough brew, nothing particularly great, but solid enough to reach for and go-to when ever I come across it again.

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Photo of jwc215
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours brown with a thin head that soon disappears.

The smell is nutty with cocoa powder.

The taste is of candy-ish sweetness with chocolate and some brown sugar. Berry-like fruitiness in the back gives it a nice touch that works well. It has a nutty finish. Sweet, but balanced.

It has a firm medium body. Smooth. Pleasant aftertaste lingers on the palate.

A nice, "sessionable", brown ale that is characteristically malty - nice chocolatey sweetness, with a subtle hop balance. Quite a bit of character for a brown ale.

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Photo of SadMachine
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of R11415
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikeg67
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at the brewery in Troy, NY. Pours brown with long lived off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of nutty, caramel malt, dark fruit and hint of hops. Body is medium and smooth. Nutty, caramel malt, smoke, dark fruit and hint of hops combine on the palate. Finish is long and dry. Interesting session brew.

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Photo of probert
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Whimpers
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of RevCraig
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of cheeseburger
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Brown Ale from Brown's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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