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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!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1897) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2009
22oz bottle. Dark red-brown pour. Aroma is rich and nutty. Flavor is smooth, nutty and easy to drink. A very nice brown ale that deserves to be the flagship of this brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
A: Served with a spare-sized, off-white head. Body is clear with a touch of haziness, and a dark-brown color. S: Smells of average, roasted malt. Not as robust here as I would have expected from the style. T: Taste, however, comes across much with a very nice, roasted flavor. Moderately sweet with a short duration. Nothing fantastic, but still quite respectable and enjoyable. M: Light-bodied with an oily/creamy texture. Soft carbonation. D: Quite easy to drink, the aroma is disappointing but the taste of the beer starts to make up for what lacks in the smell. A very decent entry from Bar Harbor Brewing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonbilyk (82) - Maine, USA - SEP 4, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours redbrown, creamy brownish head. Some lemon in the aroma. Unexpectedly malty flavor based on the aroma. Some molasses with the roasted malt flavor. Solid hope backbone isn’t too strong, enough to clean the palate quickly. There’s something fruity, maybe cascade hops? Yay beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Deep brown color with no head. Aroma of toffee, nuts, and caramel. Flavor of malts, toffee, nuts, and caramel. A bit thin with a solid flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle. Brownish maroon color. Limited, ringed head. Caramel, nutty and malty. Regrettably flat flavoring; no bite but also nothing particularly distinctive or memorable. Limps to the finish. Wouldn’t refuse if offered but wouldn’t go out of my way to find either.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2154) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 13, 2009
From bottle. Deep ruby colour with a thin lace. Earthy, bitter aroma with slight malt flavour. Thin texture overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rcasta (835) - EL SALVADOR - FEB 24, 2009
Desde portlandmaine esta es mi tipo de birria. Con ceniza y balance de malta y hops - yummy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2008
Bouteille de 12 oz reçue en cadeau d’une amie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est brune avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe chocolatée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #2059)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
A nice clear brown ale with a thick light moka head. A sweet caramel and cinnamon aroma. In mouth, a sweet malt, light nutty notes, a bit of caramel. Medium bodied. Bottle from Inertiaboy. shared Aug. 2008, while harvesting his hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
borgination (101) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Tried this while on vacation in Bar Harbor. It has a 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.


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