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Russian River Janets Brown Ale

Russian River Janets Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Previous version listed at 7.92% ABV. Russian River’s 2009 GABF Pro-Am Entry with homebrewer Tasty McDole (it was called Russian River Black IPA at the Pro-Am Table). A hoppy imperial brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
A slightly suped up and hoppier than usual english style brown...though it somehow manages to maintain a good balance, just in a bigger tastier than usual package. I’d have guessed 6% or less. Not too shabby. More malty than hoppy despite the 60+ ibu."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Brown ale is brown. On tap at the source. Very mild with light bready maltiness and medium sweetness. Could use some toasty malts and complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Keg at RR brewpub Santa Rosa, 27/04/14. Dark amber with a moderately appointed light tan covering that stays for the show. Nose is caramel malt, hoppy tones, biscuit, toffee. Taste comprises light pine, caramel, hop presence makes itself known. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent hoppy brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Perfect brown ale. Better than DFH India Brown Ale, yet in that class. Pours brown with a nutty, dry character. Ends clean. Hoppy YET not too dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1759) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
Part strong brown ale part black IPA? Dry roast, some pepper, some hops. Very good balance and persistent presence. Sweet chocolate to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2763) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Pint At Brewery. Good aroma sweet. Nice roasty chocolates. Some pine. Lite citrus Dark orange color. Great head and lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body creamy mouthfeel, Sweet finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Draught @ Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA

Pours dark brown with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, chocolate, cocoa, coffee and hops. Taste is smooth, grassy hoppy and roasty with some cocoa, chocolate and bitterness. Finish is bitter, hoppy and grassy with some roastiness, coffee and licorice. Very hoppy and balanced brown ale, almost feels like a black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (895) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a brocaramel amber color with an off white head. Malt, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel and nutty aroma and flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, caramel and nutty finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
batneil (347) - - APR 13, 2014
Chestnut brown colour. Lightly hoppy aroma. Mild hoppy flavour with a nuttiness and light grapefruit aftertaste. (K)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3498) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Cheers to the man that created this beer! Tasty’s a real chill dude and great homebrewer. I had this on tap at Russian River. It pours a brownish red color with a khaki head. The aroma has bright red fruit, light toasted malts, a little cocoa and piney florals. The flavor is really nice with toasted malt as the base with plum, grapes, floral, spicy and lightly piney hops working off of that. The finish is floral with some dark chocolate bitterness and some more pine. Very dry. Great beer.

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