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RATINGS: 142   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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2224) - 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 (3849) - 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 (1981) - Manama, BAHRAIN - 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 (1928) - 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 (4759) - 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 (1279) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2674) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Nice beer. Nothing out of the ordinary but nice and solid. Tastes like a good old fashioned beer. Malty with a hop bite, nicely balanced. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1094) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
pour with a decent head. good almond and caramel notes on the nose. good balance and pleasant stuff on the nose. i do find it a bit grainy or cereal like on the nose however. palate is medium bodied with a decent bittering component in there as well. good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (942) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
355ml bottle. Pours a nice brown leaning toward copper colour with a small eggshell head that leaves a little lace. Sweet cereal grain and a slight sugary quality on the nose. Mostly roasted malt on the palate with some of that cereal grain coming through. Dry shortish finish.


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