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Pensacola Bay Banyan Brown Ale



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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Strength comes in many forms. With our Banyan Brown Ale, the flavors develop slowly and wrap around your taste buds. You’ll taste notes of chocolate and a certain nutty hoppiness that will inspire you to ask for a second pint. Banyan trees are known as survivors. By nestling in crevices in other trees, the small seed of the Banyan takes hold and starts to expand. Slowly, over time, the Banyan tree drops its limbs and wraps around the original trunk. We like to think of the Banyan Brown Ale in the same way – take a sip, drop your troubles and start to relax. The Banyan Brown Ale is perfect for Florida winters. The mild body is enough to keep you warm, without making you reach for woolen mittens. With hints of caramel and cocoa, you’ll enjoy sipping the Banyan Brown Ale all year long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lcnjv8118 (2) - - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
When it comes to ale’s I am not a big brown ale fan, but this one really surprised me. It has the right amount of malts and a great after taste that always has me getting it again when I visit

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Cloudy brown pour with thin foamy head. Mild toasty aromas of mostly caramel. Quite sweet and light. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (1613) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Taster at the brewery. Pours clear copper brown with a thin white head. Tastes malty, smokey, roasted, earthy, and woody. Light body low/medium carbonation. Smells nutty and earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours light tawny brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma is toasted and cereal malts, light toasted malts, light earthy notes, and light cocoa. Flavor is dry malt base with some supporting dark fruit esters, light woody notes, and light hop bitterness; dry finish with some lingering cocoa notes. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
Draught at the Pensacola Bay Brewery Taproom, Pensacola, FL. Clear dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Mild chocolate, malt and mild brown sugar in the aroma. Dark malt, some bitterness, darkish hops and caramel in the flavour. Drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9100) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Tap at the source. Pours clear brown with a medium, creamy beige head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate and cookie malt, dates and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, medium bitterness and hops with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (1998) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours a clear dark brown on tap with thin tab head that sticks lightly. Aroma of nuts, toffee, toasted dark malts. Taste is bland, nutty malt, nothing special. Slightly disappointed.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4889) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 19, 2013
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent red brown colored body and a poor lacing. The weak aroma was hoppy and brown malt. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The good flavor contained notes of wood nutty brown malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4347) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
On draft at Pensacola Bay- pours a hazy brown with a white head. Nose is tobacco, nuts, some spice, and earthy hops. Flavor is similar with hops in the back and tobacco up front. Medium in body and tobacco in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricyclist (537) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2012
From notes - pint pour, hazelnut brown with amber notes. Nose comes in nutty with coffee, espresso, cocoa? mildly roasted. Notes of vinegar, also. The flavor wasn’t amazing, coming in with vinegar in the front. Malts are pleasantly roasted with notes of coffee and nuttiness. Medium to lighter in body.

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