La Brea Brown

Arkansas
United States
Fossil Cove Beer La Brea Brown Ale
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
18
Hops: 
CTZ, Willamette
Malts: 
Pale, Pilsen, Munich, Wheat, Caramel, Chocolate
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Self-described as a "Belgian Style Brown Ale," this beer unfortunately lacks many of the primary characteristics of Belgian ales -- especially fruity esters and peppery phenolics. The canned ale pours dark brown with a big tan head and excellent head retention. The aroma is moderately nutty with chocolate malt and a light toffee character and light dried fruit esters. The body presents a similar flavor profile, adding a light caramel component to the nutty malt. The beer finishes dry with a light bitterness and a lingering nutty and toffee maltiness. This is a pleasant beer but lacks key style elements.