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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32001) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and slight chocolate note. Smooth mouthfeel. Roasted dark malty, breadish and caramelish. Bitter and slight herbal. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6974) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2011
On tap at Pony Bar. Poured a near clear brown with an off-white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had some roasted malts with some dark chocolate and a hint of dark bread as well. Flavor starts with chocolate but develops into more of a combination of roasted malt and dark bread. Easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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 (5624) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4992) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Dark brown - semi-cloudy - clingy, sudsy lace - aroma is more like a porter - chocolate, coffee, roast all belie the intended style - just a hint of nuttiness falls in line with a brown - flavor is much the same - intense roast, vanilla bean, coffee, chocolate - if I close my eyes, I can trick myself into believing that it is a porter - again, some nuttiness - I have had enough of their beers now to notice a house character, including a particular yeastiness that works in some styles, but not in this one - semi-sweet until the middle and finish, where a fairly strong bitterness for the style develops - tobacco, char - full-flavored, if not completely to style - I like it, but don’t seem to love it as other raters do.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3546) - Lewisburg, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3536) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Growler filled at Big Z and consumed the same day. Pours a mostly clear deep reddish brown that is still transparent with a large tan head that lasted until mid-glass and left considerable lace. Pleasant aroma of malt and light roast with just a few notes of coffee. The flavor is filled with malt and light roast, again with just a bit of coffee. Mild bitterness at the finish. This is probably one of the best brown ales I have come across, and I am glad to see a brewer on Long Island is producing it. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Growler from Big Z. Pours a dark brown wit ha small light tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, burnt/charred malts. Flavor of sweet malt with some roasted notes, a touch of coffee but less than in the aroma. Definitely a top notch brown ale, very close to a porter. Nice palate - not too sweet like most brown ales. Well done! 8/4/8/4/15 [3.9/5]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2890) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2355) - 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.


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