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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4821) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
tap at whipin. deep brown with a cream head. citrus hops, florals and smooth esters on the nose. nice on the palate, flavor is hops and florals with a rather off finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2010
On tap at the Whip-In during a recent trip to Austin. The beer pours medium brown with a light tan head. The aroma is sweet malt with some dark fruit. The flavor is caramel malt, roasted malt, dark fruit, citrus hops and some light smoke. Some alcohol is also present. Medium mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
(draught at Whip In) pours med clear brown, ruby highlights, creamy bubbles. Nose of sweet brown ale style malts, juicy citrus fruits, and honeydew. Taste of semi bitter citrus hops, crackers, wildflower honey, Graham crackers, and sweet cocoa. Nice sweet and roasty finish, good carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Not crazy about this as I am just not crazy about brown ales generally. That said, it was still tasty and also seemed to be in the vein of Belgian brown, which I presume the name was intended to suggest. Malty, but sweet, but balanced as things go. That said, will likely head for another IPA more often than seeking this out again.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Tap at The Petrol Station.
Pours a murky tea brown with an aroma of copper, coppery malt, copper, and copper. Flavor is sweet copper and melted dirty pennies. Watery mouthfeel. Better used as wiring or piping.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mmmbeer (1241) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2009
On draught at the Draught House- was poured a near perfect brown color with a creamy tan head that tried it’s best to lace. Decent aroma of brown sugar with something in the background that just doesn’t belong there. Hits the mouth with a medium feel, as soon as I took my first sip- the malt just tasted off, brown sugar and caramel infusion in the middle, the finish stops abruptly like a car going off a 500 ft. high ravine at 100 MPH- near nothingness. Dissapointing- I may be a little harsh, but it is my favorite style of beer. Will re-rate today from a different source.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
kidmartinek (3639) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Black with no head. Sweet and bitter hoppy arma at the same time. Taste starts off like a barley wine, dark berry, crystal malts, and minerals. Body is heavy and congestive. Moderate carbonation with an airy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2009
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a dark amber with a small creamy light tan head that leaves good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a faint roasted malt caramel and raisin. Medium mouthfeel with a roasted malt with brown sugar and a nice bitter finish. Easy to drink hiding the alcohol well. A very good brown ale from (512).

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fivehoursfree (11) - Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2009
I had high expectations for this, as 512 is one of my favorite breweries. I sort of disappointed. Not to say it is bad. It had a nice, but not overpowering hop flavor, but lacked the chocoloate, malty flavor I expect in a brown. It tasted more like a pale ale than a brown. The alcohol content is pretty well hidden too. Still a good beer, just if I want a brown, I’ll probably go with something else.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1519) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2009 On tap at the Austin Saucer. This interesting brown ale has a deep dark, almost black color with a classy, slight red tint to it and a fine white head. Its aroma is pretty roasted. Once it hits your mouth you experience a very silky, smooth mouthfeel with something exciting behind it. Its flavor is lightly roasted and pleasant. Its color, as you drink, actually gets more orange. Lightly bitter finish. Overall, I felt this beer provided an exceptional experience and was a treat to drink. I’d suggest to anyone.


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