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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15804) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Taste of nutty malts. Reddish brown pour. A quirky little ale. Slightly different. Rated 10/22/04

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14162) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (13589) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13404) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13314) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12188) - Escondido, California, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark ruby color with a small head. The aroma is odd, with maybe some infection notes... tart, nutty and with a bandaid note. Taste is caramel, nuts, toffee and that bandaid thing. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2005
This brew is a cherry cola color with a medium light tan head. Thin lacing that sticks to the glass pretty well. The aroma is very nutty, along with some malt and caramel. Thin at times and fairly smooth with a bit of a smoked character. Nutty and sweet malt flavor is decent but short-lived. Mildly hoppy finish. A decent session beer.

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