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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2303) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rcasta (841) - EL SALVADOR - FEB 24, 2009
Desde portlandmaine esta es mi tipo de birria. Con ceniza y balance de malta y hops - yummy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (11155) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3385) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Sample at the brewery. I typically find brown ales rather boring and this was not a huge exception. However, there were some nice nutty flavours in there that move it above your typical browns.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - SEP 18, 2008
(Bottle). Sweet chocolatey aroma. Reddish brown with light brown head. Flavor has a rather sweet profile, and includes lots of chocolate notes, and also some roastiness which lasts into the finish. Overall, it was a little too sweet for my preference in a brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4823) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Beige head quickly recedes to hug rim. Thin and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2008
22oz bottle, purchased at the brewery. Labeled "brew 14". Pours brown, with a slightly reddish hue, capped wit a medium mocha head. Aroma of cocoa, malt, caramel, and some grain. Cocoa and chocolate come through as the primary flavors, with some peat and hazelnut serving as accents. Long, mildly bitter chocolate finish. Above average brown ale.

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