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Barley and Hops Big Ben Nut Brown
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Born from the traditions of England, this flavorful ale has the balance that the Queen could be proud of. Our Nut Brown is bronze in color with a velvety smooth taste and subtle chocolate note. Lower alcohol content and subtle hoppiness makes it the perfect beer to enjoy during the day, night or whenever you desire a great ale.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Tap. Pours clear brown and flat. Aroma is average malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, nutty), average hops (herbal, woody), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Flavor is average malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, nutty), average hops (herbal, woody), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation with a dry finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
strongpieman (1538) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Overall, a very light brown with little aroma or flavor. Brown color, but very translucent. Very light body, almost a little watery tasting. Would not recommend. (Draft)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (4093) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Location: On tap at the Brew Pub, 9/5/09, seems to be incorrectly listed as a winter beer on here

Aroma: Nutty aroma, some earthiness, a bit thin
Appearance: Clear orange-brown color
Flavor: Malty, sweet, typical nutty flavor, with almost no hop presence
Palate: Light and watery body, short duration
Overall Impression: Unfortunately, and you know I didn’t want it to be because of the name, this was my least favorite of the Barley and Hops offerings. Come on, if you are going to put "Ben" in your beer name make it a good one!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nejhleader (1264) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
pretty standard brown ale, has a tiny roast bite to it, body was a bit thin.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2010
From tap at B&H. Looks watery, thin. Not much of a head. Aroma is of nuts and coffee. Mouthfeel is how it looks. Taste is mildly sweet upfront, very little bitterness in the finish. Remnants of smokiness and coffee also in the finish. Not a bad beer by any stretch, but I expected more from this nut brown. It went good with a burger though!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2008
From draught sample at brewpub. Mild nutty aroma with a bit of toasted grain and neutral hop character. Copper-brown clear with thin off-white creamy lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Starts with neutral fruity sweetness and light nutty raw grain. Neutral hop bitterness. Light alcohol sweetness with sweet nutty finish. Not bitter. Watery but pretty good for a brown.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2007
From a flip-top bottle purchased at the brewpub in Frederick. Yep, it’s brown all right. Bit of a fizzy, soda-like head. Very sweet aroma, almost like a dark corn syrup. Pretty sweet palate, too, damn near like a alcoholic root beer. (#2723, 2/19/2007)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 4/9/07: Pours a transparent mahogany with copper hues and a thin, light tan head. Sweet sugary caramel malty aroma has a nice toasty presence. Starts with a touch of sweet earthy caramel malt and some toasted grainy notes toward a clean, almost bready finish. A pretty typical brown ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dpjuart (1085) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Draft sample at brewpub. Pours copper red color with white head. Not so much "brown in color, but close enough for style. Nose is malt, taste is malty caramel and toffee witj slight hazelnut and mild to moderate bitter. A bit thin on mouth feel. Not very stellar.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Served on draft at the brewpub, 1/8/11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malts. The taste is acrid slightly tart malty notes with some nutty notes. Thin.


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