Good People Brown Ale

Alabama
United States
Good People Brown Ale Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Sweet without being cloying, our Brown Ale delivers a hint of nuttiness that plays nicely with a healthy dose of hops. The mildest offering in our lineup, this classic brew hits the spot every time.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
IBUs: 
31
Hops: 
Columbus, Willamette, Cascade
Malts: 
Pale, Specialty
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This version of an American Brown Ale does not disappoint. Upfront, there are moderate caramel and light toffee characters that cap off a noticeably biscuity and slightly crackery malt nose. A light nuttiness rounds out an earthy hop quality followed by a touch of floral notes underneath. The flavor is evenly balanced with a slightly sweet finish and an underlying mineral note in the aftertaste. Some sweetness resides in the mouth after the finish, leaving an impression of being a bit sticky. There is an absence of chocolate and no roast component. While this dark malt component was expected, it was not missed; the flavor complexity more than makes up for its dearth of ingredients. However, the beer is lighter, color-wise, than most other brown ales – in the area of tarnished copper rather than mahogany brown. The body is a little on the lighter side too, leaving you feeling a little flat. Otherwise, this is an approachable beer with harmonious flavor components that please the palate overall. This would be a great beer for cooler weather, especially if you find yourself outside. 

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Beer Recommendation

The American Brown Ale beer style as defined in the 2015 BJCP Style Guide is a malty but hoppy beer frequently with chocolate or caramel flavors. An American style influenced by British Brown Ales but with more hops. The medium to medium-dry finish provides an aftertaste having both malt and hops. Brown IPAs feature higher alcohol, bitterness and hop character than American Brown Ales. Read on to discover our American Brown Ale reviews.

The American Brown Ale beer style as defined in the 2015 BJCP Style Guide is a malty but hoppy beer frequently with chocolate or caramel flavors. An American style influenced by British Brown Ales but with more hops. The medium to medium-dry finish provides an aftertaste having both malt and hops. Brown IPAs feature higher alcohol, bitterness and hop character than American Brown Ales. Read on to discover our American Brown Ale reviews.

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