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Arbor FF #30 Brown Beer Damnit

Brewed by Arbor
Style: Brown Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
cask, special
Brew #30 for Freestyle Fridays

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015

Bottle 500ml. @ chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014.

[ As Arbor FF #40 Twigs in Space ].
ABV: 4.9%. Unclear medium to dark amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dusty malt, caramel, light chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, light nutty, chocolate notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140816]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle shared at chriso’s Post-GBBF Shindig 2014 - London. Pours unclear amber with a creamy white head. The nose holds grain and - yes - twigs, with undertones of brown bread. Light sweet flavor with hints of tangy berries and grains. Light bodied with average carbonation. Tangy and grainy finish with some dry bread and light leafy bitterness. So so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9555) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle shared at Christ’s post GBBF minidig 16/08/2014. As twigs in space. range . amber colouredpour with a lasting thin creamhead. Aroma is twiggy, farmyard, honey and some minreal. Flavours is compiosed of thin earthy twigs, nutty malts and berry hop with a little chalk. Palate is thin, highly carbonation. Light metal lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Haxy amber/copper beer with a nice beige head. Fruity hay aroma, chocolate, grass, roasted notes. Hoppy iron flavor, chocolate, grass, cocoa, citrus, some licorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10885) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours brown, roasted coffee, toffee and light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [120814]
Caramel reddish brown, hazy, beige frothy head, excellent lacing
Aroma of red berries, some floral hops, some orange, really nice fruits, some sweet brown malts, good aroma, quite interesting
Taste as aroma, caramel malts, jammy fruits, red berries, some citrus fruits, toffee malts, dry cocoa, quite complex, very fruity, some zesty hops, chocolate malts, really good
Palate - soft carb, medium body, soft sweet fruits. Finish as main flavour, smooth, nice fruity caramel malts, some soft bitter brown malts
Overall - Really nice beer - that’s how to a make a BBB

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6548) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
500ml bottle [as "Twigs in Space", 4.9% abv]. Hazy, red glowing dark brown colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Fruity, hoppy aroma has notes of orange and mandarine, nuttily malty background. Taste is slightly bitter hoppy, fruity notes of orange and mandarine, minimally sweet malty background with a nuttily touch; in the finish slightly dry malty and herbal bitter hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17262) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14 as ’Twigs in Space’. Lightly hazed orange amber with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is bready, spice, toffee, fruit loaf. Taste comprises toffee, figs, light spice, hoppy backnotes, dark fruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness tempered with spice. Ok brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle - Toffee and twig. Cloudy brown with a decent beige head. Bitter twig, nutty and some toffee. Too much twig for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7848) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a murky dark brown work a thin light tan head. The aroma is grassy hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a light refreshing grassy nettle hop palate. Light bodied with average carbonation. More like a black IPA than a brown ale.

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