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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
Ugh! I was barely able to finish this and if it wasn’t my last beer I probably would’ve dumped it. Aroma was weak. Not much to pick up other than a slight "beery" smell. Pour was a nice enough deep clear brown with a one finger near tan head. Taste was awful. Thin and watery with garbage, weak terpentine and moldy grass with a nasty bitter aftertaste. No I’ve never tasted any of those things, but I’ve smelled them and that smell is what this beer tasted like. I found myself waiting a lot longer before the next sip than most beers hoping that it would either get better or more would evaporate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (2141) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours reddish brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is caramel, nutty and roasty. Taste is sweet with the nuttiness coming through. Very smooth and easy to drink. This is underrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Dark amber, light brown color small white head fades quickly, no lacing... chocolaty, light fruits, note of raisin, grape, some light grassy hops.. lively, chocolaty, medium to medium thin body, decent flavor light fruuits... dry finish...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Darkest brown body, thin head, chocolate, and roasted malts. Enjoyable, drinkable and a great sipper while watching the World Series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
3 oz. draft sample. Rather similar to its sister brew, ABC Real Ale. A slight bitterness was present. Overall it was a tasty, sessionable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
bottle... dark clear mahogany, some copper in the middle, a big light tan head, good retention... weak nose that is mostly generic malt, a bit like a light quad no roast or nut notes of typical brown... really boring here, watery roast, just too thin and flavorless to drink, weird dry alcohol finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6385) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Draft at Blaze in Bar Harbor. Dark reddish brown with a thin head. This is also very light-bodied, looking to be a trend among local beers. This drink’s with an exceptionally malty tone, nutty and rife with tree bark. (#4216, 8/21/2011).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2011
On draft. Pour was initially a slightly orangey brown, which later went to an orange with less beer in the glass, strangely light overall for a brown. The head was decent, the aroma not. The aroma was roast, chocolate, caramel. The flavor was roast, chocolate, caramel, nuts, a touch of coffee and brown sugar. The mouthfeel was moderate to full for the style, finishing decently with a bit of roasty bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
natepost25 (7) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011 does not count
I tried this beer in a taste testing at bar harbor brewing company in Maine and bought a 6 pack. The beer is a dark brown ale which is refreshing and flavorful at the same time. It goes great with Maine seafood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Had a first touch of it at their FREE tasting session on Knox Rd, Bar Harbor, ME. Light brown color with a tiny white head. Malty smell combined with herbal/ leaves aroma. Sweet palate. No bitterness at all. Not bad but not a amazing one.

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