Duckabush Brown Ale | Silver City Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Silver City Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
silvercitybrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Knuckles on 12-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
3
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
16.61%
 
 
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by Knuckles:
Photo of Knuckles
3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm unsure what to make of this beer. It seems that Don Spencer decided to make a lighter bodied dark beer as a fall seasonal. It's listed as a brown, but doesn't have any of what I would consider to be classic brown characteristics aside from mouthfeel. This isn't a brown ale drinkers, it's a brown for blonde ale drinkers.

Appearance: Lighter than I would consider typical for the style, it's sort of a light oak in appearance.

Smell: All yeast in the nose, very little malt. Atypical from what I expect out of a brown.

Taste: Not as sweet as I expect. I'm accustomed to browns that assault you with malt in the front, and then sort of tail off to a mild malty finish. This has a very mild malt entry, and then tails off to a yeasty finish.

Drinkability: I'm probably the wrong person to judge, as I'm not a brown ale drinker. I could drink one, but not more, as it simply isn't my style.

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Photo of Snooprobirob
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of RedDiamond
2.56/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Silver City's Duckabush Brown is named for a local river, which itself is named for the reddish color of nearby bluffs. Perhaps a red ale would have been more well suited to the name. Either way, this beer doesn't shine for body or drinkability and was served to me in a state of near spoilage six weeks after its release date. It is cinnamon brown with a pronounced sweetness reminiscent of peppermint stick. There's even a current of root beer afoot.

But the thin body, intrusive phenols, and lack of clean lines need serious correction.

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Duckabush Brown Ale from Silver City Brewing Co.
3.19 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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