Chucktown Follicle Brown

South Carolina
United States
Holy City Beer Chucktown Follicle Brown
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Originally brewed for the 4th Annual Beard and Mustache Championships, and named by The Holy City Beard and Mustache Society. A hoppy brown ale with a smooth mouthfeel, a nice hop bite and a gorgeous citrusy aroma.

Profile

ABV: 
6.9%
IBUs: 
65
Served at: 
40° F
Hops: 
Nugget, Amarillo
Malts: 
Pale, Crystal, Roasted, Flaked Barley
Judges Review 
Garrick van Buren's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The aroma of this beer is complex and intriguing; huge notes of toast, toffee and light chocolate combined with equally large notes of grapefruit and grassy hops are all laced together with a hint of strawberry esters. It has a brilliantly clear, brown body with amber highlights and a rocky, persistent, beige head. In the flavor, the toffee and toast persist, and the light chocolate aroma transforms into dry, processed cocoa with moderate notes of caramel and brown sugar. The hop flavor echoes the grapefruit and grass in the aroma with additional light notes of cantaloupe. The body is on the low end of the style, yet the complexity of the flavor combinations easily compensate. There is a smooth, low, lingering hop bitterness and a dry finish with just a touch of alcohol warmth. If you haven't tried grapefruit, toffee, and caramel together -- this beer is a delightful and delicious starting point for that experiment. 

Brewery Introduction

The Holy City story is about a team of four guys dedicated to craft beer and their community, aiming to bring more of one to the other.

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