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Left Field Eephus Oatmeal Brown Ale

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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9566) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Helsdon (300) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (717) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2194) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (789) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (617) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Draught, Dark brown body, thin head. Roasted malt aroma, raisins, caramel. Taste has a bit more chocolate in it. Decent overall

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9664) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
The version at the brewery on tap is very drinkable. A decent aroma and thick brown appearance. Malt forward.
Earlier Rating: 3/16/2013 Total Score: 3.4
A good start to this brewery with this offering, had on tap at Bar Volo. brown coloured, an above average mouthfeel. Malty, not the more edgy St. Ambroise but spot on the style. Good drinkablity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (525) - 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 (303) - 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.


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