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Against the Grain The Brown Note

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The brown ale to end all brown ales. Enjoy it, because there is no longer any reason to drink another. You’ve reached the pinnacle. A healthy blend of traditional British malts give this popular style a semi-sweet, biscuity, slightly roasted flavor. Oats thicken the mouthfeel, and a handful of specialty malts add complex chocolate, toffee, and caramel notes. The hops are mostly traditional, earthy British hops, but we cocked it up a bit with some Cascade late in the boil just to show those snooty Brits that we don’t approve of that Constitutional Monarchy crap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014

Draught @ Fermentoren, Halmtorvet 29 c, Copenhagen, Denmark 1700.

[ As Against the Grain The Brown Note ].
Unclear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, vegi - vegetables, light roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140131]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled on tap at city beer. A really smooth nutty brown ale. Quality and enjoyable. Mild malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Draught at Fermentoren, Copenhagen
Dark brown color, almost black, with creamy head. Roasted malt aroma. Dry mouthfeel, roasted malt flavor, milky impression, some nice coffee, ordinary bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15499) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
Draft @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a weak roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with hoppy bitter hints. Has a weak roasted malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
Draught at fermentoren. Clear orange-red coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hay and caramel. Fruity and light roasted flavour of hay and dark chocolate. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12753) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
Draught at Fermentoren. clear brown - offwhite head. Nutty. Roasted. Fruity hoppy. Medium bitterness. Chocolate. Cocoa. Grassy. Light citrus notes. Nice drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2014
Draft. A brown beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, toffee, spicy hops, and bread, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Sweet aroma with a clear brown pour. A mild brown ale taste with a dry finish. Solid made beer, would like a stronger flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Taster on tap at Party Town. Clear red / brown color. Thin off-white khaki head. Leaves great, thick full sheets of lace. Light to medium body. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Very easy drinking. Good toasty, nutty, chocolatey notes. Moderate bitter, light sweet taste. Decent earthy hop, but still very true to style. Probably the best brown ale I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2013
12oz pour at PPD. Pours a clear deep brown with very little white head. Nose is standard but nice, brown sugar, malt, toast, sweet, some roasted root veg. Flavor is gristy, brown sugar, malt, cracker, bread crust. Dry finish.

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