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Left Field Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale

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Left Field Brewery
Brewed at Grand River Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Our Oatmeal Brown Ale is inspired by the seldom thrown Eephus – a risky and unexpected high-arcing pitch that catches the batter off-guard. This American Brown Ale finds its sweet spot with aromas of roasted malts, toasted nuts, a touch of bitterness, and a surprisingly creamy, smooth taste.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (495) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
draught. Dark earthy brown with tan head. Caramel and nutty malts, roasted, brown sugar. Body was a little thin considering the oats. Still, pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (165) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
On tap at Spirits. Nice roasty chocolate notes on this one. Bitter finish, but very balanced and sessionable. Above average brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2331) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
On tap at beer bistro. Oats, lemon & candied brown sugar in the nose on a dark reddish-amber brown with a minimal beige head. Medium to full bodied. Roasted oats, a bit nutty caramel, coffee grinds, but too much lemony hops. Solid but it doesn’t come together for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (551) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
650 mL sample bottle. Pours deep mahogany with a thin cap of off white head. Rich aromas of raisin, caramel malt, fresh fig and a hint of cocoa and woody hop. Mildly sweet with a rounding bitterness and light roast. Smooth and creamy texture, moderate body and carbonation. A stellar brown ale, really does it for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rcasta (839) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 31, 2014
cremosa y muy frutosa para se una brown pero buena en el loose moose bar de toronto, frente al CN tower con una banda que tocaba musica de los 90s - coolness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6531) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
[5365-20130520] Tap. Roasted nutty malt aroma. Black brown body with long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter roasted malt flavour has a toasted nutty undertone. Full body. Tasty. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(Brewer’s Backyard @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (1136) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
On tap at the Bent Elbow. Clear brown. Nutty toasty aroma with some vanilla. Dry somewhat metallic taste, bready, and light dark fruit notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1166) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
On tap. Clearish brown colour and well laced with a very fine bubbled head. aroma is tight with classic notes of roast, nuts, oats and caramel. Similar classically styled palate with bitter roasty notes, medium body, watery mid palate and a light & fast but slightly hoppy/bitter finish. Boring beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap@ the bent elbow - Poued a rich brown color with a tan cap - good lacing - aroma is light but there is some nutty maltiness and light sweetness. Flavour is fairly well balanced with some nice bittering hops balancing some toasty-nutty malts, rich mouth feel (from the oatmeal)- goes to a clean lightly dry finish - OK

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SGL (1) - Mississauga, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013 does not count
If you are a fan of a ’darker’ beer, seek out Left Field Brewery’s Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale. Very good. Moved me from my normal ’Black and Tan’ to Eephus. Try it. You’ll like it!


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