Three Ranges Brewing Co. – Swamp Donkey Brown Ale

Three Ranges - Swamp Donkey Brown Ale Review


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  • Brewery: Three Ranges Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Brown Ale
  • Pros:

    Nice, light chocolate flavour

  • Cons:

    A touch thin for a brown ale.

  • Conclusion:

    Nice and sessionable brown ale with enjoyable chocolate tones.

Three Ranges - Swamp Donkey Brown Ale ReviewThree Ranges Brewing – Swamp Donkey Brown Ale

The Three Ranges Brewing Swamp Donkey Brown ale is a tribute to the Moose. Named after the second largest North American land animal the Swamp Donkey has some big shoes to fill. Pouring from the can a dark chestnut-brown colour that lets a slight amount of light through its dark but transparent body. The beer is topped with two fingers of head that leaves light lacing on the glass’ sides. Through this medium-thick head domes strong toasted malt notes along side caramel and chocolate notes. From the smell this beer would appear to be stronger than the modest 4.8% rating. The flavour is well carbonated with chocolate tones right up front. With caramel and chocolate malts playing main stage, a slight hop comes in near the finish. Despite the full bodied aroma the texture of this beer is rather thin and light. Overall the Swamp Donkey Brown Ale has great flavour in a light and relatively thin package.

Alcohol – 4.8%
IBU – 30 (estimate)
Size – 6 x 355ml

Three Ranges - Swamp Donkey Brown Ale Review
Three Ranges - Swamp Donkey Brown Ale Review

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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 26 April, 2014, 10:52

    Where are you finding these beers? Is it available in Metro Vancouver is basically what I am asking haha.

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