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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2008
Amber-brown colour. Toasty, earthy nose with cocoa notes. Balanced earth and cocoa. A light hint of tartness late.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours an amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cocoa, caramel, light ash, plum, raisins, brown sugar, and slightly burnt toasted bread. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, raisins, and toasted bread.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2005
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop a clear chestnut brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, hazelnut, caramel, some tea. Taste is medium sweet, floral, orange, some caramel, hazelnut, tea. Low carbonation, light-medium body with slight stickiness.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/01/1995
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

good color & taste, basic brown ale
-------- /> Date: 10/19/2005
Mode: bottle

clear dark brown with ruby highlights, scant head, great toasted nut and chocolate aroma, rich malt flavor, mostly dry, good chocolate character, touch of nut, clean finish, tasty session brown ale

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Score: *4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Dark amber color with a quickly gone whiteish head. Aroma of caramel/malt. Medium body with lightly fizzy carbonation. Flavor is mild roast caramel with a bit of light hop. It’s really tasty. Finishes less than dry, but tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10409) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Bottle. Brown hue with medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor was medium malt and hops. Medium body with small bitter finish. Average brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle poured a clear brown with a creamy lasting tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, toffee, light coffee and a hint of nuts. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of chocolate, nuts and a bit of toffee with a smooth bittersweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9396) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, and lightly toasted malt, earthy hops and figs. Flavor is malt dominant with light to medium hops and bitterness, a pleasant chocolate note and a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Dark amber color. Aroma is nutty and malty. Flavor is lightly hoppy and has caramel malt. Pretty damn boring.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Bottle... Blurred, burnt orange ale with a large , frothy, mushroom head. Excellent retention. Toasted nuts, milk chocolate and caramel notes in the nose. Mild flavor. Decently balanced. Malty... a blend of lightly and darkly roasted malts. Traces of chocolate and hazelnut. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and almost flat carbonation. Lengthy, chocolatey finish with hints of coffee brewed from a course grind. Solid English brown ale brewed to style. I suppose it could be a mild. American style mild ale / English style brown ale. What’s the difference? Who cares?... other than the brewer and the judges at the GABF.


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