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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Earning 91 points in 1997, our Thunder Hole Ale won first place and its second Gold Medal at the World Beer Championships in Chicago. Locally brewed Thunder Hole Ale scored higher than Pete's Wicked, Newcastle Brown, Sam Adams, as well as many other Brown Ales from Maine and around the world. Thunder Hole Ale came in first again in 2000 with a score of 92 points! This delicious full-bodied brown ale is described by judges as malty, balanced, smooth and complex. Thunder Hole Ale goes with everything!


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2005
(Draught) Sampled on tap at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME. Pours a thin, foamy almond head with deep amber body. Nose of caramel malt. Flavour is of smooth caramel malt. Above average.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 12, 2005
(22 oz bottle) Wow, beautiful creamy biscuit head sits on medium dark honey brown body. Nice lacing. Aroma of caramel, malt, hops. Beautiful mellow toasted caramel flavor right from the start. No bitterness, no bite, just smooth. A bit watery but love the taste! Oooh yeah, another great brown ale from Maine. Really nice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Medium brown pour with tan head. Toasted malt and brown sugar aroma carries through to the taste and is remarkably smooth. Nothing revolutionary but still an excellent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1459) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
bought this beer are i visited thunder hole both were great .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a reddish-brown with a thick brown head. No lace. Spicy and nutty aromas. Lightly sweet. Very fizzy. Nutty and lightly sweet followed by bitter finish. Some smoky flavors as well. Nice balanced hops in the finish. Lightly bitter hoppy aftertaste and a bit nutty. Smooth. Very good brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2004
Brew # 01546... Poured a bright red and brown color with a medium sized off white head and some light lacing on the glass. Swweet caramel malts and citrus fruits in the aroma. Taste was rather weak, roast, nuts, more caramel and some hops as well. Medium carbonation, but thats about it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Batch number 1520. Nice ruby with creamy light brown head. Carmel malts, dark fruits, nice and malty aroma. It’s got a decent roasted and nutty flavor. It’s quite malty and has a nice full flavor. The beer has a clean crisp taste to finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Being that brown ale is not one opf my favorites, I have to say that thios is a fair beer. I was expecting more of a pale ale but it was a brown with ok coloration and a bit of a fizzy head. Flavor was a little "stickier" than I would have liked but a decent beer opverall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Has a brown color with a good bit of carbonation and a caramel malt smell. Taste is malted, but fizzy and finishes with a balanced bitterness. Overall not a bad brown ale, but too pricey...

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Fairly carbonated, mild brown ale. It lacks the roasted characteristics and chewiness I would like to see in the style. Malt comes alive as it warms.


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