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Great River Organic Farmer Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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As the name suggests, this brew is an organic product which actually exceeds governmental standards for organic products. Organic Farmer Brown Ale is a robust, rich and nutty brew dominated by true malt flavor.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mothergoose311 (26) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Very nice brown ale! Served in a can from Johnís Grocery. Good color with malty flavor. Would certainly drink again.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2197) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2014
can @ Johnís Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear dark ruby brown color, brown head cover, bits and pieces of lace. Aroma of robust malt, quite appealing. Taste is hazelnutty caramel malt. It moves without incident through the palate to a finish that hardly needs bittering. Not complex, not nearly as interesting as I had hoped. Fair.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SrSilliGose (3264) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
pi rake. fucking a brother this can was from &e. canned rew says @7.0 percent abv for this vintage, may be some kind of one-off. bit of playdough on the nose. doughy sweet milk dud(e). potent old earthy cocoa, playdough coated chocolately roast. would prefer lower boast where i am @. gold ale brown in color just as brits intended, and chuged @ booster seat.

1.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Homer321 (2044) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2014
Can from Pepsican. Poured into a snifter. Dark brown in color with minimal light brown head, lots of tiny bubbles clinging to the side. Aroma is moderate bread crust, and burnt toast. Some light chocolate and coffee, but not much. No hops really. Taste is a blend of metal, burnt coffee and blood. gawd this is gross.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2418) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown appearance with a tan head and light lacing. Aroma and flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, earthy hops and nuts. Medium body with a smooth, rich finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3269) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pour is an almost black with almost no head at all. Aroma is a nice roasted malt with enough chocolate coming off it to make it interesting. Flavor is bitter chocolate with a decent roast and some metal toward the end. Mouth feel is thick and oliy with a nice dry roasted malt left on the tongue. This is way more in the porter/ stout category than a brown ale. Solid beer with a real heavy malt presence.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2000) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Dark brown, nearly black pour with a 1 finger, frothy tan head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma of chocolate, strong nutty notes, roast, a hint of coffee, burnt sugar, a touch of woodiness and earthy hops. Flavor starts off with roast and lots of nutty malt, rolling into some nice, chocolate and mild coffee notes, husky grain and dry old wood. Toward the finish some light metallic and tart notes come in, very reminiscent of a stout with the beginnings of an infection that yields some lactic acid. Those notes are barely noticeable to me, so maybe its in my head. Medium body, syrupy entry, leading to a slightly astringent finish, with a moderate to heavy, and fairly sharp carbonation. Starts off really tasty, but as I drink the odd acidity and metallic notes seem to build up on the palate and make it a little less enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
YANCYP (7) - Ankeny, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2013 does not count
Way to bitter, maybe it's the can? All I taste is the bitterness and the mouth feel is nothing but astringent. Probably won't try this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5085) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
16oz can pours a hazy, deep amber with some white head. Sweet nose, brown sugar, malt, cracker, bread. Flavor is the same, sweet brown sugar, cola, toast. Clean finish. Standard brown.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (3428) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
translucent sepia, thin white ring. Toasty nose has light chocolate, roast, bear empty. Flavor starts sweet with chocolate and oat, more grains mid before sweet cake finish, sticky body accenting dessert quality of the beer. Too sweet.


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