DC Brau / Hop Union / Briess Colliding Hemispheres

RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
"Colliding Hemispheres" is a collaborative beer between DC Brau, Hop Union and Briess Malts & Ingredients. When conceiving the recipe we were imagining an American Brown Ale brewed with our house Belgian Abbey yeast and hopped with both New Zealand and Australian hops. STYLE: Belgo-American Brown Ale utilizing hops from NZ and AU MALTS: Briess Pilsen, Briess C-80, Briess Midnight Wheat, Briess Cara-Crystal Wheat HOPS: Topaz, Motueka and Pacific Jade YEAST: Wyeast 1762 Belgian Abbey II ABV 6% IBUS - 40-45 (approximate) SRM - 2223

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (2083) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Half at Nanny O Briens, DC. Aroma of cocoa, pepper, nuts, orange jam and resin. Appearance is very dark brown with sticky tan head. Flavor of powdery cocoa, nuts and light/moderate resiny hop notes. Palate is medium, sticky and soft. A good and interesting Brown Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 Tap at the brewery, light roast aroma and roast with alcohol finish.. Not the best

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Growler thanks to travlr. Rich brown pour. Nose and flavor hold vanilla, caramel, some nectar and citrus fruit hop character, roasty bite. Struck me as sort of brown IPAish. All right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours a murky deep brown with beige head and lacing. Roasted malt and chocolate. Tastes and looks like a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1635) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Growler straight from the brewery. A murky cola brown/maroon pour with a thick & creamy sandy head. The aroma is quite nutty and full of rich bready malts, toffee, caramel, and hints of chocolate. Goes down medium to full-bodied. The taste is as equally rich as the aroma - lots of bready maltiness, toffee, and caramel upfront. A mildly bitter finish. Some nuttiness the whole way through. Earthy. Roasty. A tad spicy. A brown ale done right!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (8218) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Couple samples at the brewery, pours a translucent brown with some creamy, off white head. Nose is mild, malt, cracker, a little sugar, slightly floral, slight citrus. Nose is a little all over the place. Flavor is very crackery, malt, a little coffee, toast, some citrus pith. Dry finish. I missed the nuances of their Belgian house strain. Almost a porter, beyond a brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7907) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
From growler provided by Travlr, Thanks Gene! Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is a bit funky - wasnt sure about this one, However, I enjoyed the flavor quite a bit more. Notes of Belgian sugars, sweet malts. This one had a sweet finish to this particular one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2013
dark brown, thin cream head with light lacing. Nose is minty, light roast and chocolate. Flavor is more roast, light ash and hints of pepper, acidic through the finish, bit of mushroom. Chalky by comparison, bites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14124) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Growler, thanks Travlr. Large beige head atop black-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some spicy, raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, brown sugar, orange, earthy, some spicy. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3698) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 Growler shared by Travlr. Thanks Gene. The beer is dark cola brown with a thin base head. Aroma brings roast, hops, pine. Smells fantastic. Great flavor. Well balanced and really enjoyable. Pine, hops, malt body. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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