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Boognish Brown | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Brewed by:
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by scottg on 05-22-2008

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a semi-burnt orange close to brown color. Slim messy lacing after the little cap of a white head dissipates. The aroma starts off with some bready and roasty to nutty sweetness. Dosed with some citrus hops, a nice bitterness comes in for a good balance. The flavor was basically the same as the aroma. Nutty roasty malty aftertaste with the same sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good for the style and for me. Dry semi-sweet crispness rolling over my tongue. Overall, really nice American styled brown ale that I would have again.

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Photo of patrick802
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of nafredet1
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sailorastro
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tobelerone
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very pleasant, easy drinking and smooth brown ale on cask. Murky mahogany body with nearly no head or lacing; looks almost still but has very soft carbonation nonetheless. Medium-thin bodied. Mildly malty aroma, toasty and lightly sweet.

The flavors are very much of the bready malt variety, with a touch of toastiness and caramel, brown sugar sweetness and a hint of grassy hops that are pretty much buried under the malt and only emerge, slightly, in the finish. Somewhat bland overall but not bad…again, an easy drinking, English style session brew.

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Photo of shufon
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of rfgetz
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear rusty brown color with minimal splashes of cream colored head. Scent is nutty and caramely with hints of chocolate and earthy hops. Decent flavor, yet mild... nutty, bready with hints of caramel and chocolate for the malts, leafy, earthy and lightly herbal hop profile with a kiss of lemon. Medium bodied, active carbonation thins out the taste and heft a bit. Overall, a decent brown.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at American Flatbread, Burlington, VT

A good house brown ale from American Flatbread. Poured a mahogany brown color, clear, with a small, off-white head that reduced to a ringlet, and left a bit of lacing behind. Aroma was bready, sweet malts and caramel, with touches of brown sugar and cocoa. Similar taste, with sweet caramel malts, lightly toasted bread, and chocolate notes. Basic but good. Medium-bodied, and low alcohol provide a very sessionable brew.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask, via hand pump, @ American Flatbread Burlington Hearth (Burlington, VT) on 2/19/11. Served in a pint glass. This was dry-hopped with Brewer's Gold hops.

Pours initially brown but holding it up to the light actually reveals a deep clear copper body, with a near finger of soapy bright-white head. This retains with a rich ¼ finger that hangs tough and leaves back some patchy foamy lace. The aroma is grassy, citric, and sweet, with a touch of earthy spice. Just enough of a light roasty nuttiness rises up underneath but overall; I think this could use some more power in the nose.

The taste has an earthy green feel from those citric hops up front that then gives way to some caramel sweetness and some light roasted coffee across the back. This finishes dry with some lingering leafy bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with more of a mellow feel, but this still has a bit of stiff crispness to it which compliments the bitter bite of those Brewer's Gold.

While not the most full flavored Brown Ale, this possessed enough of a well balanced crispness to keep decently drinkable. It at least paired up well with my wood fired pizza from here!

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Photo of grub
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

sampled on tap at the brewpub may 31/2010. the menu listed it at 3.7% ABV.

pours crystal clear deep red-brown with a nice big dense creamy tan head. the head drops slowly leaving a thick sheet of lace.

aroma is good. dark chocolate. hint of coffee. light toasted whole wheat bread. light alcohol. fruity. light caramel. light nutty character.

taste is good. lightly toasted whole wheat bread. hint of chocolate. bit of coffee. nice nutty character. a bit earthy and woody. light caramel and toffee. hint of alcohol. low bitterness level. a bit fruity.

mouthfeel is good. medium body. just under medium carbonation level.

drinkability is great. very balanced. nice depth. this is one tasty session brown ale. if only i could take a keg home with me!

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Photo of Brad007
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice shade of brown with a one-finger head into a pint glass.

Aroma is sweet and malty with a hint of brown sugar.

Taste is light with brown sugar and sweet malt showing through. Pretty simple. Even has a nice hop bite.

Mouthfeel is full of sweet malt with brown sugar that linger.

Not bad. Nice and drinkable as it should be. Worth a try.

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Photo of scottg
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"English Style Session Brown Ale"
Pulled from cask into a pint glass.

Pours a clear light brown/mahogany color with a very thin white head that dissipates quickly, little to no lacing. The first smell is the sweet malt followed by caramel and bourbon. The up front taste again is the malt with some dark fruit leading to some subtle hops and finishing with a bourbon taste that lingers on your palate. Creamy mouthfeel, lightly carbonated, medium bodied. The smooth bourbon finish makes you want to take another sip. This could be an all night beer for sure.

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Boognish Brown from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 13 ratings
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