Barley Johns Wild Brunette
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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our signature ale! Brewed with MN grown wild rice and hopped with Willamette hops, this brown ale has ties to the American-style brown, but the vanilla nuttiness of the wild rice make it unique to us.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Sampled on tap at Barley Johns. Pours a brown color with white head. Sweet, nutty, malty, slight roasty flavors. Pretty weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3170) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Draft at brewpub. Pours Coca-cola brown with a thin khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Has a sweetness on the nose that I can’t quite place. Roasty on the tongue with a hint of bitterness on the finish. Solid example of style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1225) - Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Tap - fair size tan colored foamy head, dark amber/brown color, vanilla/toffee nutty aroma and flavor, pretty smooth, good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nellycale (171) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Very unique, vanilla, blueberry notes, very unique but not overpowering, brown ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Sample at Brew Pub. I really liked the flavor profile from the yeast strain on this brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (2587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Tap. Pours Clear deep ruby black, small brown head, some lacing. Aroma is Caramel, cardboard, red wine, dried fruit, lightly spicy. Flavor is the same, medium sweet with no real bitterness. Medium bodied, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Autumn Brew Review. Nice roasted coffee like scent and taste, creamy mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Tap @ Barley Johns. Pours a touch hazy, deep reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty, nutty, light caramel, a bit dessert-like aroma. A bit tangy, creamy, nutty, bitter roasty, but not super smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2155) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2012
On tap at GTMW, pours a nice dark amber with an off white head and good lacing, the aroma is nutty with a little bit of caramel, the flavor has some nice chocolate notes on the front end with a sweet finish, I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Several glasses from a growler purchased by my brother in law. The pour is brown ruby with a one inch tan head. The aroma is sweet nut, touch of fruit sweetness, hint of roast and a general grain huskiness. I may have picked a mild tart sour, though it was very faint. The taste is a nice blend of the sweet nut and fruit malt, and the grain. The light roast is present along with a cocoa dry sweetness in the finish. The palate is medium to light bodied, lower carbonation level and the dry light roast finish. There is really a lot going in this beer, and its difficult to describe the sweet / graininess combination. Fun beer.

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