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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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3477) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (8214) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 Pours brown/deep amber (depending on lighting). Transparent/well-filtered. Decent cream-colored head. Aroma/Flavor is moderate burnt coffee roastiness with piney hop bitterness/flavor/aroma. Much less chocolate. A bit grainy. Thin to medium body. Pretty good, not a work of art.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours copper brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of light chocolate, faint caramel and some earthiness. Flavor was lightly sweet with caramel malts, chocolate, molasses, nuttiness and some earthy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle Iíve had for quite awhile. Pours a nice brown-ish color, somewhat clearer for a brown ale. Caramel malt aroma. Taste starts sweet, but unbalanced by some bitterness. Long aftertaste, medium body. This beer is just okay. Maybe Iíve been having too much ridiculous beer lately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear ruby and brown color with a medium sized beige head. Nutty, light grain and big toast on the nose. Nutty, creamy, with big carbonation. Nice and nutty, lots of toast. Soft creamy toast and a slow long bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4983) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Deep copper pour with creamy off white head and lace. Light chocolate, light caramel aroma. Semi sweet start of caramel malt, light chocolate, and a hint of sour malt. Medium bodied with good carbonation just a tad thin and watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Damico (2553) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2010
There is a light malty aroma with the slightest hint of caramel. The copper color is complemented with a nice tan head. The flavor is light sweet malts with a lighter body than a normal brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
I had this on cask and, surprisingly, it was the least cask-like of all the beers I tried today. Lacked the creamy mouth and fantastic lacing of most cask beers, and of the other beers I sampled. Simple brown ale, some sweetness in the nose and, of course, in the taste. Adequate hopping for a brown. Not my favorite style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BvilleBronc (85) - Biglerville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
12 oz bottle pour. Dark brown with small white head that leaves a fair bit of soapy lacing. Smell of malt and some grassy hops. Taste is balanced with a slight lean towards bitter. Nothing distinct. Finishes dry and a bit heavier on the bitter end. Summary: balanced towards bitter with a long light bitter dry finish. Its okay.

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