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Trail Blaze is an all-American, all-organic beer micro-brewed using the finest organic ingredients. Our deep copper colored American Brown Ale has smooth roasted caramel flavors balanced by an evident hop bitterness and aroma. Trail Blaze is environmentally sound, all ingredients are grown to the highest organic standards, itís healthy and it just plain tastes better!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a small tan head that faded quickly. The aroma was faint vague fruits and toasty malts with a hint of caramel. The flavor was tangy, butter and a bit toasty with faint nut and caramel underneath. The finish was long, bitter and tangy. Medium body. Eh.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DiarmaidBHK (3170) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Faint aroma. Pours brown from tap with a thin head. Faint malt notes in the tongue but finishes quickly. Not my favorite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1791) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Deep coppery color with a malty aroma. Tannish white head. Nutty and malty with a hint of roastiness. A distinct leaning to the malt over the hops, though not in a sweet manner.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4134) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle. Poured a brownish color with a slight ruby tone to it, small off-white head. Aroma was sweet caramels, molasses, touch of chocolate. Flavor was caramels, molasses, nutty notes. Clean and refreshing.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Clear brown coloured body with a nice ruby tint and a thin tan head with large bubbles. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, brown sugar and a very mild yeast scent. Light-bodied; Some maltiness and a lot of peanuts and pecans soon after the sip. Aftertaste shows a light-bodied beer with a nutty and slightly bitter flavour with no body and no complexity. Overall, not such a great beer - a touch of sweetness and nuts, but way too watery and no complexity at all make for an uninspired beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Market Cellars in Reston, Virginia on 11-December-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 10-January-2011.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours a light brown as the name might imply with a slight off white head. Aroma is primarily of malts. Taste was a bit lacking for me, seemed to be a nothing special ale to me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Pours light brown with a off-white head. Aroma is fairly well balanced with notes of roasted barley, crystal malts, and a little bit of hops. The taste is a tad lacking compared to the aroma with a touch of bitter chocolate and other sweetness and a mellow hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2010
A sticky beige collar remains over the clearish dark brown ale. Surprisingly sugary nose with barley sugar and jolly ranche inclinations amid coniferous and leafy undertones. While itís a very clean brew, Iím surprised I perceive more than a hint of tartish pie crust yeastiness in there. In mouth, it ainít a beefy one thatís for sure. A thin-bodied ale with soft small-bubbled carbonation that make it seem a bit rounder. Sweet and fruity (grape and cherry juice), but also fairly hoppy in a tart and coniferous way that makes a funny fit with the juicy malts. It is rare to encounter a beer that is both very thin and very candy-like. I canít say Iím very fond of it, but I appreciate its high drinkability and originality. The malts could use more depth though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to ben4321. Not as brown as most brown ales. Itís more like a clear dark reddish-brown. A one-finger tan head sits on top and leaves good lacing and thick spotty foam. The aroma is pretty nice, sweet and chocolaty with a little caramel. No detectable hop aroma really at all. The flavor is a little on the sweeter side but fairly pleasant. Caramel, chocolate, and roast. Medium-bodied and very slick on the mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Overall, an above-average brown ale from my hometown of the íburg. Not going to knock anyoneís socks off, but itís reasonably tasty.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear dark amber color with a thin creamy offwhite head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of faint chocolate and roasty notes with a tinny hop note. The taste is bitter leafy hops and faint chocolate malts. Watery and thin. Definitely needs improvement.


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