Bear Republic Pete Brown Tribute Ale

Bear Republic Pete Brown Tribute Ale

Rated 3.680 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Bear Republic Brewing Company

Healdsburg, CA, United States

Style:  Brown Ale

6.3% Alcohol by Volume

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Pete Brown's Tribute Ale - is a rendition of our American brown ale with the addition of molasses and brown sugar for more body and a slightly higher alchohol content. Just the way Pete would have wanted it... Here's to you, Peter Brown! - 2004 Great American Beer Festival, Gold Medal Winner, Brown Porter Category; 2003 California State Fair, Bronze Certificate Winner.

ID: 12129 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank1207
Overall Percentile97.4
Style Rank15 of 1036
Style Percentile98.6
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.758
Weighted Score3.680
Standard Deviation0.280

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  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A dark mahogany-brown body with a small light beige colored head that disappears quickly. A small ringlet is left when sitting. When tilted or swirled, a thick film rides up the sides. Muted nutty, molasses nose. Both come forward impressively in the tasting. Medium bodied and a light slickiness on the palate.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This beer pours thick. It has a very small head that quickly disolves, but which is quickly revived with a little swirling. Smells of sour grain. Mouthfeel is acceptable. A little slippery. Sweet, creamy grain taste. Malty finish. Sticky and sweet. It is a brown ale after all. Great for the style.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a nice medium brown as expected for a brown ale! The surprise is the complex almost floral sweetness and creamy mouth texture. A beer to sip and savor and enjoy.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aromas of chocolate malts and molasses, body was a mid brown with a nice thick head that left fairly heavy lace. Mouthfeel was creamy but with a carbonation bite. Flavors of bread, brown sugar and molasses and the finish had a small amount of hops. Overall a very nice brown ale.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Sampled from bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a thin off-white head and nice lace. Bold aroma is dominated by crystal malt and molasses. Complex malt flavor with nutty, bready, caramel and chocolate malts. A bit sweet. Mudium bodied and smooth. An enjoyable brown.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours very dark brown with good clarity when held to light. The aroma is sweet overall with lots of malty elements. The flavor is rich with bready, toffee malt flavor which is well balanced by both sweetness and a roasty-dry finish. Medium bodied and well carbonated, great winter beer with subtle warming affect. Worthy tribute beer.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    this was a good brown ale with a slighly higher abv than normal and a nice malty backbone and a slightly hoppy finish. very well done for a style that's hard to stand out in.

  • BOSOXBRENT 227 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I'm always a big fan of Bear Republic products. I had never run across the Pete Brown Tribute Ale until my latest trip to the Old Toad in Rochester, NY. My friend Darren ordered up a bottle and I stole a small sample from him.

    The beer pours out a nice dark brown color with a great looking reddish hue to it. The head is full, creamy, and a nice dirty white color. From looks alone, this one is a tempting treat. The aroma has a light sweetness to it, with a hint of caramel and maltyness mixed in. You also get a feint smell of the alcohol content in this as well.

    The mouthfeel was a little disappointing once I started drinking it. It seemed much more watery than what I had expected. The carbonation was a little heavy to start off, but once it sat for a few minutes, it mellowed out and became more drinkable. The flavor was somewhat typical of a brown ale with a roasted nut taste, mild sweetness, and a hint of bitter hoppyness at the back end. The flavor didn't stay though. At first it really hits your mouth, but then as quick as it hits you, it quickly dies out. That was kind of a shame.

    Lesson learned...you must serve this one at room temperature, otherwise it just doesn't taste good. I just wish this one had a little more heartiness to it.

  • TIMMYK77 404 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    From a bottle. Pours a dark almost opaque reddish brown. Aroma is excellent, caramel and sweet. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky. Flavor is subtle. Caramel flavor comes through and a mild hoppiness at the finish. Flavor could be better, but overall an excellent beer.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Silky and very drinkable brown ale... nice roast chocolate aroma .. some nice flavours too, but in truth, doesn't wow me ... abv is hidden nicely .. drinkable and respectable but nothing that special... 'where are you gonna run' 9:05 - greg packer 'unknown'

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