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Against the Grain The Brown Note



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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Mastikim. Thanks Ariel. Pours brown to red with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, sourness, flavor of coffee, chocolate, roasted coffee, malt, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2842) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2014
It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was roasted sweet malts and chocolate. The taste was of biscuit, chocolate, caramel and some hops. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Extremely crushable brown ale. Starts with a roasted nut flavor and ends nicely bitter. Smells like roasted nuts and coffee. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Had at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6868) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a medium-bodied chocolate and roasted malt flavor with no carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3789) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and coffee. Nice beer, stupid label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1668) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours light brown with thin white head. Toasted coffee and nut some caramel. Taste is thin coffee and barley. Lots of roast

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10342) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, light earthiness and a hint of fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, caramel, earthiness and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering cocoa finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (759) - ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Ariel. Crappy label :-). Reddish-brown with a decent head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, nuts and carobs. Sweetish, with hints of coffee, slightly roasted malts, caramel, toffee. Medium-bodied, quite dry, easy to drink. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2569) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
First off, this label is ridiculous in a good funny way. Pours a hazy brown from the bomber with thin bubbly ring of tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma is big on the nuttiness with hints of earthy vanilla and caramel sweetness. Taste follows with a nice crispness and a dry finish. Easy to drink and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rayaron (427) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Mastikim, Ra’anana. Thanks Ariel. Light brownish with quickly diminishing small white head. The aroma is woody, sweet date honey , sugary, some licorice. The flavor is sugary, notes of coffee, woody, light sourness, earthy, very dry. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.

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