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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2011
22 oz bottle. Purchased from the Bar Harbor Brewery in May. Amber red with brown tint. Thin off-white head. Nice bubbly on the tongue carbonation. Not so much in the nose. Taste is grain, roasted malt and a little hop in the finish. Leave the mouth thin and dry in the finish. Very yummy. I would drink again. Shared with AirForceHops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4045) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Small thin layer of white head. Light lace. Nose is roasted malt. Taste is lots of roasted malt that turns into a nutty also walnut taste in the finish. Just the right amount of carbonation, has a velvety smooth mouthfeel. If you like brown ales, no question you will like this brew. A nice job from Bar Harbor. Would drink this again. 22 oz bottle shared by LiteWait.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thicksuds (447) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Did a little beer trying in Maine, this was one of the better offerings I had, nice malt presence, decent hops, a bit light for a brown ale, more lagerish to me, but a solid beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2339) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2011
caramel colored brew with no head and little lasting carbonation. aroma of perfume malt a touch fruity and a touch woody abd a bit buttery. fragrant flavor of butter rum and fruit punch with a metal taste at the end. a bit chalky taste character in the smooth brew. muscatel wafts in and out the brew is complex. a little sweetness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (4444) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Location: 22 oz bottle from Shop Rite - Hoboken, 2/24/11

Aroma: The nose is roasted malts, caramel, toast, earth, and some light smoke
Appearance: Cloudy copper-brown color with a smallish, bubbly, off-white head
Flavor: Malty flavors, some toast, caramel, and roast with slight steel notes in the finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, itís watery and metallic on the mouth with average carbonation
Overall Impression: This wasnít particularly impressive. The pour is decent looking, the nose is alright, and even the front half of the palate isnít bad, but the finish is really the downfall of this one. The mouthfeel isnít really so great either. Overall, this one is pretty mediocre. Fairly forgettable. Color me unimpressed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Thunder Hole Ale pours a medium brown with a head that is between white and off-white. There is a nice mixture of caramel, chocolate, and a bit of honey in the aroma with a slight sweet taste and a very mild bitterness. This is a pretty light beer with moderate carbonation and is easy to drink. Reviewed 6/8/09

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2209) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Clean brown with an off-white head. Lightly caramel, toasted aroma with a light earthy hop note. Thin body. Roasty toasty malts, caramel, light chocolate, some earthy hops. Easy drinking and it satisfies the brown ale desire. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Very interesting beer. Aromas of caramel and chocolate. Taste is sweet. Palate is oily, with a thin-to-medium body. Brown, with a frothy head.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
22oz bottle pours a translucent brown with a thin white head. Nose is sweet, malty, brown sugar, crackers. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, caramel, light fruit. Medium bodied, sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1399) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Pours out a deep brown color with a frothy, almost nitro-like head. Lighty roasty, almost smoky aroma. Flavor is deep and malty. Roasty, a little smoke and not sweet. Flavors are well balanced by the hops. Some earthy and chocolate notes. Smooth and very drinkable, like a good brown ale should be. Slight bittering finish.


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