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Pizza Port Great American Brown

Pizza Port Great American Brown
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 30, 2012
28/12/2012 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Bevuta al Pizza Port Tap Takeover. Bruna, riflessi mogano-rubino, limpida, schiuma bianca abbondante e abbastanza persistente. Al naso caramello e luppolo si sposano alla perfezione. In bocca mostra un equilibrio mostruoso, note di tostato, pane, caramello e luppolo, un mix praticamente perfetto. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta, grande beva. Brown ale magistrale, freschissima, elegantissima e super bilanciata, chapeau!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
dark brown very malty with excellent chocolate malt character and caramel, but not sweet. Full bodied. Very nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
Draft @ Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with hints of chocolate and hints of hops. Roasted malty caramel hoppy flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Tap @ PP Carlsbad. Light brown pour with a slick of off-white foam. Aroma is subtle with light roast, nuts, a smidge of hop bitterness, and soft, dry malt. Taste is dry roasted malt with nuts, light and sweet caramel, and a balancing hop bitterness on the finish. Light, semi-creamy mouthfeel. Nice brown.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3225) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Deep, and dark brown pour. Huge creamy beige head and thick lacing pattern. Aromas of chocolate, crystal malt, smoked dark wood. Taste is chocolate with cooked cherries on top. Other small notes of raisin, dark fruit, earthy hoppiness in the back end accompanied by slight vanilla. Tad bit bitter on the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Webby beige lace on a deep amber to marron. Floral, fresh nose with herbal hops. Taste is ligher, herbal, juicy, quenching, mild roast, moderate bitterness. Lemon tartness in the back end. Enjoyed this a bit more than the Good Grief Brown. Clean body. But when you’re at Pizza Port, just stick to the IPAs and heavy stouts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (621) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Very dark pour. Standard nut brown aroma, but not sure if it is actually a nut brown. Very smooth to drink. Despite its heavy color this isn’t a heavy beer. All around great

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
On tap at Toronado San Diego: Served with a thin layer of film for a head while the liquid was a dark almost black color of brown. As for the nose, a nutty and roasted aroma that intrigues the senses as well as my appetite. The flavor is also nutty with semi roasted malts that has a nutty/meaty flavor of cashew or perhaps pistachio. This one of the best and richest brown ales I have tasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2011
On draft (guest)

Making a return visit to Lizardville for the tapping of two Pizza Port kegs I opted first for this brown ale. I’m not sure how they made it to Ohio but both were excellent, fresh, and a nice easter egg for those who were looking for a change of pace. I would not complain too much if Port Brewing / Lost Abbey were to break into the Ohio market.

Aroma and appearance - The opaque ruby brown body matched the mood of the dimly lit bar. Dense short lived plumes of foam rested on top like packing peanuts in a shipping container. Heavy roasted malts, oak, and a mellow mood felt like a hipster coffee drink from the local grocery store.

Flavor and palate - Carbonated and lively this had quite a punch. Warm and woody the feel was soft on the tongue. An ashy finish bit back though - this was not timid and mild. Like licking a dusty floor it eventually leaves a mark on the palate. The hops betray that Pizza Port (ie West Coast) touch. This is a sessionable beer with a regional twist that makes it worth getting your hands on when you don’t want a heady high ABV monster.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10918) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 19, 2011
A: The pour is a dark amber color with lots of brown notes. It features a finger of off-white head. S: Fairly chocolatey with mild toasted and roasted malt aromas. There is a strange touch of dark fruits to it. Sweet toffee and caramel provide much of the aroma. The more I smell it, the more bready it becomes. T: Quite sweet, probably too sweet. There is only a faint hop bitterness and not much in the way of roast. Lots of toast, toffee, and caramel are present with a little bit of an earthy hop flavor. M: Medium in body with the carbonation being a touch on the low side. There is a nice smoothness to it, however. O: Really not that great of a brown ale. Pretty simple and overly sweet.


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