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Left Field Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale

Brewed by Left Field Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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. Brewed on contract at Grand River Brewing prior to 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (944) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
473ml. Canned Sept 14, 15. Pours a clear, deep brown with a thin, khaki head. Aroma has great notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, and a touch of toffee. Taste is a touch bitter with dark chocolate and a bit of coffee to start, then some caramel and dark fruits to end. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Creamy in the mouth with a medium dry finish. Overall a nice, easy drinking beer. Solid roasted flavours with chocolate caramel, toffee, and a creamy mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1576) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
Thanks to cfrancis for this one! Pours a clear brown with a frothy light brown head. Aroma of of toast, nuts, roasted malts, caramel and toasted oats. Taste is a nice natural brown ale with some toast, nuts, light chocolate and a slick mouthfeel from the oats... Really dig this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (563) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2015
Can from the brewery. Dark brown pour with a small khaki head that fades quickly to a ring. Nose is roasted malts and nuts with cocoa, coffee, and vanilla. Light sweet caramel supports a medium- coffee and chocolate bitterness. Medium creamy mouth with soft carbonation and a lingering dry finish. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
___Steve___ (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2015
Dark brown, would be black except for the tawny brown tinge. Thin carbonated foam that rings the glass and dissipates quickly. Woody and cured meat aroma smells like salt water. Easy drinking, light mouth feel, herbal and ceral grain flavour like baked bran muffins

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (10034) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
473mL can, pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma reveals notes of oats and toasted malt. Flavour is hearty, with lots of oats, toasted malt and just enough pleasant lingering bitterness. Well-rounded, clean and hearty. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
Pours deep brown with white head and lacing. Aroma of grape pop and burnt sugar: interesting. Unfortunately, taste is not as interesting: tastes of burnt sugar and malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Helsdon (307) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
Enjoyed at the brewery with Mr. Freaky Tiki and Mr. Freaky Tiki Jr. who proceed to spill everything that came near his mouth down his front. Classy. The beer is a brown-amber with a slightly-tan head. The smell in s really nice - coffee, caramel, toasted malts. Taste is similar with toasted malts, mild coffee slight caramel but feels a thin. The nose is better than taste but still not a bad beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (771) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
473 ml can from the brewery. Pours a deep brown colour with thin off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel. Taste is same plus chocolate. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2216) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
473 mL can. Almost stout brown, with just a ring of brown head. Smells roasty, like a porter. Coffee too. Tastes more like a porter, as well. More roasty than nutty. Not complaining, it’s pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
Pours oil leak black with a hint of foam on the dark surface. Never know what you’ll get with the style: sickly sweet 90’s style nut brown ale or a hoppy hoorah like Bellwood’s Grizzly being the two extremes. This is neither. Oily mouthfeel, toasted malts, brown sugar sweetness & a splash of espresso are the four strong notes here. Id suggest they cut the sweetness a bit but other than that this works really well for me. Once again, Left Field aims for drinkability over expression. Which is both good & bad. It won’t rock your world, but it is a rare local example of what can be good about the style.

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