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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Aspen Brewery’s American Brown Ale offering – get ready to enjoy an amazing balance between Golding’s aroma characteristics and rich, chocolate, even slightly woody or smokey maltyness. Vienna, Munich and Caramel malts provide the muscle behind this beer – but don’t get intimidated, this Brown’s smooth finish will leave you thirsty for a second, or even third pint. Brown Ales are some of the oldest ales in written history, British drinkers have been enjoying this style for many hundreds of years. Our goal at Aspen Brewing Company is to provide Aspen with the best beers possible, we feel we would be short-changing our beer-drinking friends if there wasn’t a dark, delicious & mysterious Brown. The Aspen area is full of black bears, so why is our beer called Brown Bearale? Funny story – many of Aspen’s black bears aren’t really black, they are a sort of cinnamon-brown color. So when a momma cinnamon bear and two of her cubs (one black, one cinnamon) broke through the garage door of the house where Duncan, Brad, and Rory were living – and began to chow down on the homebrew grain supply – a name was born. P.S. it’s pronounced Brown Barrel. We hope that you will have as much fun drinking the ale as the bears did eating its ingredients!

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1381) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2013
One finger of head with a brown/red body. It has a great nutty aroma; bold and good. The taste is malty and pure nuttiness. It’s simple but a straight brown ale flavor. Smooth texture with a little fizz. Moderate carbonation and medium body. An easy drinking beer that hits the brown ale style perfectly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cruiser98 (1) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
This was my favorite beer at the Aspen Brewing Company’s tasting room in Aspen Colorado

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tranquillity (1422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2013
Draight at the brewery. the color is light brown medium thick head, and the aroma is slightly filled with coffee and burned sugar. The taste is ok, but with a dirty bitterness that I’m not a big fan of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2012
on tap-pours mahogany with a tan head. Aroma is sweet medium malt-roasty/toffee/chocolate, some earthy. Taste is roasty medium malt, earthy hops with some bite. Plenty of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Growler poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, toffee, toasted malt and light earthiness. Palate wasmedium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, light coffee and light earthiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2434) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Sampled at the CBF 2010. Brown pour with aromas of sweet caramel malt. Roasted malt/ nut flavor with a bitter finish. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Medium brown with tan head. Light in the body, not a syrupy brownliene some. A little caramel and hint of smoke. Finishes with toasty notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Draught at brewery. Dark brown with thin white head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, and also substantial hop character. Flavors of roasted malts and chocolate, fairly rich. Solid brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Draught. Pours brown with an average, frothy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, nutty), light hops (herbs), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of dates and apples. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Deep brown hue. Sweet, inviting nose. Sugary-sweet malts with elements of roast, toast, grains and nuts. Crisp yet filling mouthfeel; fairly easy to quaff. Earthy, with subtle elements of chocolate and vanilla. Healthy amount of grassy bitterness to boot.

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