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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A good, clean nutbrown ale with a malty body. This is our most popular ale due to its smooth and malty flavor. We use a mixture of pale, crystal and black malts in this one, and our primary hop is Target, though we also add some Whitbread Goldings Variation as well. The Real Ale is best fresh, so fresh in fact, that it's great right out of the bright tank.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 16, 2004
Deep, dull amber/brown with fine off-white head. Nose of sour malt with some hops, and light fruit. Light mouthfeel with bland finish. Flavors of malt, faint hops, and not a lot more. Some sour notes, though a mouthfeel thatís more like water than anything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2004
This is a pleasant and average brown ale, slightly nutty, smoothly malty, some pricklyness in the carbonation. Light sour notes in the dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2004
A nutty dark fruit nose. A brown appearance with a rather small head. The flavor is very straight forward with a slighty sour nutty taste. This is a pretty standard brown ale but enjoyable. Nothing much going on here but it will do.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Looked allright at first. Nice dark brown with a thin of-white head. A little lacing...very little. Hoppy and grassy aroma. Not interested yet. Some bite, hoppy up front, malt on the end, with some yeasty flavors, uneventful in between. Some nuttiness as it warmed. Overall very bland, pass on it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Well.... This was just like any other common ale. It should be re-named Atlantic Bar Harbor Real Basic Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5689) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Clear chestnut brown, thin tan head. Faint bready aroma. Faintly spicy flavor, with hints of salt, hops and a veggie flavor at the end. Rather uninspiring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2004
brown with small tan head, complex maltiness and a decent chewy mouth feel. Good session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1561) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Deep clear mahogany liquid with a nice mocha head. Mildly acidic but malty aroma. First sip good roasted malt flavor but not heavy. Body little heavier than light. Pleasant finish. Nice aftertaste of malt. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3866) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Red amber color out of the bottle with a nice creamy off-white head that left attractive lacing. Dusty grain malt nose. Burnt caramel sweetness with dark fruit notes. Medium body. Goes down easily. Faint smokiness toward the finish. Nice enough beer. Thanks to eyedrinkale for the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2004
08.11.04 12oz bottle. Cola brown color, smallish head, no lace. Aroma is of burnt nuts, slightly roasty, kind of plasticy. Light body, coating finish. Some hints of sourness at the back. Up front, itís all malt and hints of roasted nuts. Thereís something of a smokey peat characer to it that,l with the sourness, reminds me of a mild...Iím no expert. Overall, a curious, if curiously uninspired, yet quaffable brew.

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