Russian River Janets Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 52   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2199) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
On tap @ O’Brien’s: Poured a medium brown liquid with a slight tint of mahogany while almost no formation of head was on top. Aroma was surprisingly hoppy but I am unable to smell much else because of all the aroma of food and smoke in the atmosphere. As for the drink, a bitter bite of hops dominates the flavor while only a delicate touch of malts holds this brown ale together. Finish is grapefruit juice or lemon zest but could have easily fooled me for being some other style other than brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (302) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a brown hazelnut color. Small head but sticky lacing. Aroma is malts and chocolate. Very light aroma. Flavor is chocolate, malts, and a surprisingly bitter hoppy finish. Nice for a brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeuroPliny (204) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Taster at Russian River. Clear copper; white head. Nose is citrus, hops, and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts balanced by big hops with notes of grapefruit and pine resin. Nice English brown ale style beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2390) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Had on draft at the brewery. Fantastic! Pine, fruity, some floral and earthy hops notes. The malts are chocolate, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - 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 (2563) - 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 (10587) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (1784) - 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 (2821) - 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 (4147) - 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.

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