Brown Dog Riot
WE RATE IT: 4.25 / 5
Brown dogs rioting sounds like some kind of post-apocalyptic vision of the future, which in 2020 might not be too far away.
Brewed in London, England by Sambrook's Brewery
December 3, 2020

Brown Dog Riot Review

Brown dogs rioting sounds like some kind of post-apocalyptic vision of the future, which in 2020 might not be too far away.

Happily (I think?), it’s named after a famous riot in the 20th century that caused the destruction of Battersea’s original brown dog statue, rather than a dystopian future.

A mellow, smooth American brown ale that’s less riot and more cozy by the fireside.

Brown Dog Riot: Taste Test

There’s a caramel kind of aroma from the can pop, which is similar to the malty-sweetness you get in more traditional English bitters.

The taste is smooth and malty, with a subtle addition of the hops which is quite surprising given that three hop varieties are used - citra, simcoe and chinook.

It’s a very smooth and very morish beer which, even into the aftertaste, remains light, malty and almost sweet. Very well balanced.

Brown Dog Riot: Can Notes

The can is brown, as you would expect. It’s got an almost fingerprint-style print along the top and lots of lines that run at angles to make square…thingies.

Everything about the can says police report/dossier to me, which could be a nod to the riot itself that gave the beer it’s name.

Either way, it’s not the most out there can design but it’s certainly a thinker.

Buy Brown Dog Riot Brown Ale

You can buy it from Sambrook's web store in single cans for just £2.75, or in packs of 6 or 12, if you fancy investigating this one yourself.

By Adam
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.

Beer Nutrition

Alcohol
4.5%
Brewery
Sambrook's Brewery
Vessel
Can
Size
440ml
Beer Bio
Caramel, citrus, malt
Style
Brown Ale
IBU
41
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