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Arbor FF #30 Brown Beer Damnit

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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Brown Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask, special
Brew #30 for Freestyle Fridays


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2870) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours brown, roasted coffee, toffee and light bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2125) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3942) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9273) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ferris (4526) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5487) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JmGreenUk. Thin creamy white head. Hazy amber pour. Slight bitterness. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (3088) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle@home from ales by mail as twigs in space 4.9
murky boggy mud with clingy fluffy tan flecked bubbly head. High cocoa chocolate, chalky, woody, mango rind, pine shavings. Moderate carbonation, pithy citrus peel, fruity, chocolate, dry tannic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3209) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark chestnut brown pour with a big fluffy magnolia head, aroma has pine and coffee, taste is a bit nutty with a hint of caramel, light pine and a hint of coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20668) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottled (as FF#40 Twigs in Space). Hazy ambery brown colour with a small off-white head, that stays for quite a while and also leaves some lace. Aroma is caramel, some slight wood, mild "acidic" notes along with some nutty and mild resiny notes. Flavour is very similar in a pleasant balance, with the nuttiness coming in more strong than in the aroma.


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