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Anspach & Hobday The Smoked Brown

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Brewed by Anspach & Hobday
Style: Smoked
Bermondsey, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg & Bottled; Regular.
An historical brew, harking back to an era when barley was cured over open fires and beer was stored in oak.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2186) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Gravity cask at the 2016 Cambridge Beer Festival. Reddish brown, clear and flat with little visible carbonation. The smoke is muted in the aroma, but thereís also some forest floor, leather and beef tea notes. Sweet taste turning to intensely bitter, almost acrid, for the long finish. Horehound and overripe mango in the aftertaste. Bodyís pretty thin and flat. Good but not great.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2502) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a fluffy white head, light malt aroma with some smoke in the background, taste is bitter and smoke with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4874) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle. Brown with a small head.Lovely smoky smooth flavour. Some maltiness is also present. Different and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1647) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Aroma of smoky bacon. Buts, malt, some caramel sweetness, wood and a nice dry hop finish. Lovely beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2629) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Ah, now thatís a fine smokey brown right there. Nutty and malty, lightly sweet turning bitter in the finish, all overlaid with smokey goodness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2075) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle from London Beer Lab. Brown-black with a small beige-yellow head. Wood dominates from the off. The smoke is light, but itís there in the background, providing dryness to balance the sweet malt, toffee and brown sugar. Thereís a little dry red wine too, but it keeps coming back to the wood. Maybe just a tad too dry and woody for my taste, but nevertheless a decent brew.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (354) - - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. Obtained during the Bermondsey Beer Mile. Very dark brown with tan head. Lovely aroma of smoked roasted malts. Very upfront smoked biscuit flavour, lingering to a mildly burnt toast flavour. This is tasty!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
On tap, poured into a stemmed tulip. The aroma is that of mild smoke with grape jelly, and a blend of chocolate and caramel late. The hue is a rich, dark maroon shade with small suds in itís brown head that retains moderately well with a mild lacing. The taste is a medium sweet and medium light bitterness. The creamy texture is slightly sticky with a thin, fuzzy carbonation and a medium body consisting of flavors of smoke, molasses, chocolate, nuts, and dark fruit. The finish is fairly clean with a bright quality of smoke and spice turning to grape juice and leaving an aftertaste of smoked, bitter coffee and dark chocolate with some nuts. itís mildly cloying and lingers for a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1939) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2015
On tap @ Anspach & Hobday Brewery, London - UK. Color: deep brown beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: caramel and roasted malt domination, liquor and small barrel notes. Taste: medium body, caramel and roasted malt. Smoked malt. Sweet finish. Aftertaste: sweet caramel and roasted malt. Good sweet finish. Really nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7681) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours clear dark brown with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of smoked bacon, some brown malts. Taste is moderate sweet,with only the slightest smoked addition at the finish.


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