RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Arguably, one of our most important and popular brews, Bobs Brown Ale is brewed once a year and released every May 14th (Bobs birthday). 100% of the proceeds from Bobs are donated in honor of Charles "Bob" Hirsch to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and Alaska to provide a "home away from home" for Childrens Hospital patients and families. Its big, its brown. And its got lots of hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (4392) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2017
On Tap at Elizabeth Station, Bellingham. Clear medium redish brown. Lasting thick soapy tan head. A nice fairly robust brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7350) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2016
On tap at bitter creek boise. pours out a crisp clear amber brown topped with a tan head. nose is light roast and little nutty wood notes. Taste is more of the light roast and touch of coffee and the little wood notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanuta06 (469) - Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Serving: from tap at Flying Squirrel Pizza Company. Aroma: light malt. Appearance: very small, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, light-brown body. Taste: lightly acidic initial flavor and lightly acidic, roasty finish with average duration. Palate: light-to-medium bodied with watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall:

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (2110) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Draft at College Inn. Dark brown pour, hardly distinguishable from the porter sitting next to it. Aroma: deep roast, nutty with some caramel and a hint of cocoa and coffee. Taste is moderately sweet cola with a lightly bitter finish. Light-Medium body, average carbonation. Overall: cheers, Bob.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Nose of toasted nuts cola a little roast and a hint of chocolate. Pours brown w a thin tan head. Flavors of lightly roasted nuts soft cola sweetness a light earthy bitterness. Balanced and smooth. A solid brown for a good cause.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevetheman717 (23) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Not a giant fan of browns but I read the story of Bob and had to buy a few pints on his birthday at Quinn's on capital hill Seattle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACHops (1562) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2013
On tap @ The Woods. Pours light, watery brownish amber with very thin creamy head. Aroma is spicy fresh caramel malt notes. Taste is thin slightly sweet roasty caramel malt, with mild fresh hops on the finish. Very light for the style. Clean and refreshing, just expecting a bit more from this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1759) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2011
A pretty solid brown ale for a generally mediocre style. Pleasently hoppy and drinkable but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (4011) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Deep, thick brown with decent head. Brown malt aroma. Medium bodied, with again a brown malt accented flavor with hints of nuttiness and some bitterness. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2010
On tap at Porterhouse, West Seattle. I really wanted to like this beer for three reasons...it is from Georgetown Brewing, a local place. All the proceeds go to a really great and noble cause...and it has a really warm and fuzzy tribute story. Unfortunately it falls way short as a brown ale. This sample was definitely too sweet for consideration as any of the brown ale categories, and I mean sweet as in both underattenuated and a little too much sharp caramel sweetness for a brown ale. Even if this was to be considered a Southern Brown Ale (which it is not) it would still be too sweet. The sweetness is very overpowering and makes the beer cloying. They state that it should be balanced by loads of hops, but in this particular example I would beg to differ. The trademark sharp roast of roasted barley is non-existant and the centennial hops cannot be differentiated in the flavor profile. Yes it is a nice story, yes Georgetown brewing generally makes very good beer, yes it only comes out once a year....but no, they seem to have missed the mark entirely.

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