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Anspach & Hobday The Smoked Brown

Brewed by Anspach & Hobday
Style: Smoked
Bermondsey, England


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Keg & Bottled; Regular.
An historical brew, harking back to an era when barley was cured over open fires and beer was stored in oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Bottled 330ml (from the brewery)
Dark brown color, decent creamy beige head, some lace. Light smoke, light caramalt, light hops in the nose. Medium-bodied. Starts a bit smokey, then nuttyness, caramalt in the malty flavor. In the finish quite good bitterness. Not something I would drink regulary but well-brewed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
From my backlogg: Cask at Cask Pub&Kitchen, London 2014. Deep amber beer with an beige head. Roasted chocolate coffee vanilla smokey licorice aroma. Floral fruity chocolate caramell smokey flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8784) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with an off white foam. Aromas are nutty weetabix with coffee and dark toffee. Raisins and blackberries with earthy, lightly smoky, meaty notes. Flavours are sweet dark berries with earthy coffee and nutty, gritty cocoa. Meaty and spicy with a dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scottishchris (409) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Cloudy brown, thin tan head. Damp wood chips and bacon. Thin body, little fizz. Sweetish chocolate, charcoal. Short finish. Quite disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6885) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
(Draught at Anspach & Hobday, Bermondsey, London, 25 Apr 2015) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, slightly smoky nose with dark bread, peat and roasted nuts. Malty, smoky taste with notes of peat, dark bread, smoked ham and a balanced bitterness. More pronounced smoke on the palate than in the nose. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and interesting, with lots of peat and smoke. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 20, 2015
From bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice head. Aroma and taste are dominated with smoke. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (1531) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
Tap @A&H. Hazy brown, frothy light beige head. Light fruity smoke and malt aroma. Similar flavour, more caramel, light bitterness and lingering, discrete smoke. Not bad, but not impressive either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karstenborg (487) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2015
Brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is smoke, roasted malt and bacon. Taste is caramel, hops and toasted bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6041) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2015
330ml bottle from cornelius. Pours hazy brown, thin beige head. Aromas of light smoke, light charcoal, light chocolate. Taste is more of the same, quite sweet. Thin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
London 2014 - September 6th, with harrisoni & Theydon_Bois - on draught, at the brewery in Bermondsey. At least I think it was on draught. Bright ruby/amber with a smallish but lasting off-white head. Simple but clean and appealing aroma of middling nutty roast and light campfire, bare alcohol presence. Taste follows, a touch of kerosene and some dry herbal bitterness for balance (7+). Light airy body, medium-quick dry slightly smoky finish - very drinkable indeed, just enough zing to the smoke to remind you it’s there.

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