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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3170) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draft at top hops beer shop. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Leaves trace lacing. Nice nuttiness on the nose. Very crisp and flavorful on the tongue although the flavor fades a bit as it warms. Still it’s a solid example of the style.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pianotu (65) - USA - FEB 13, 2013
Nice chalky bitterness, crisp mouthfeel; not much aroma--easy to drink enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
epeter85 (8) - - FEB 8, 2013 does not count
On tap pours with a slight head. Brown chestnut color. I'm not a brown ale aficionado but this does grow on me. First sip is transitory, aligning my taste buds for what is to come. Settles into a nice mellow ashen ride. Aftertaste is not smooth but I don't expect this from a brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Aromas of coffee, toast and pine. Pours out a dark brown with flavors of toasted peanuts, coffee and chocolate with a bitter, slightly piney finish. A bit over carbonated for the style but overall pretty enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (1877) - New York, USA - OCT 30, 2012
tap at Alewife as part of the Nacho festival. Pours clear brown with white head. Nose of mlat and nuts. tastes lightly nutty, of resin, malt, earth, leather, and berries. Ok brown ale but a little light bodied

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2065) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Growler from Brouwerij Lane. Pours a dark brown with mild head. Nice caramel and light malt aroma. Taste is a bit of sweet malts and hint of bitter. A very good brown ale, sort of like a darker newcastle.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2011
English pint (tap) at Rattle N Hum with Erica. Pour is a dark brown - almost black - with minimal head. Aroma is nuts and chocolate and palate is more of the same, but with a roasted malty undertone that kind of takes over. Smoky and bold. Was never a huge fan of the brown style, and this beer is not delicate or balanced enough to get me to reconsider.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2669) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2011
The aroma is nuts, toasted malt, chocolate. The appearance is translucent brown, off white head. The flavor is nutty, some chocolate. The finish is resiny hops, slight sweetness. Medium in body. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
In short: A low intensity refreshing fruity nutty brown ale. Enjoyable.
How: Tap at Rattle’N’ Hum, NY
The look: Almost clear mahogany body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose of nutty caramel. Taste is smooth and round. Medium body, smooth caramel, oily nuts, nice fresh refreshing tropical fruits notes, red apples, no bitterness to speak of. Basically it is a typical session brown ale with nice refreshing fruity flavors to make it very sessionnable. This is not a very tasty beer, if you drink this after an IPA and you won’t taste a thing, but as a session starter this was quite enjoyable. It was not even noon when I started drinking at Rattle’N’ Hum and drinking in New-York is quite expensive, especially in this economy. Oh well, desperate times call for excessive drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5039) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Draft at Pony Bar. Pours a clear brown body with some creamy lacing. Aroma is typical brown ale - nice nutty malty notes. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sweet malts.


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