suprchunk (2103) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany colored pour with ruby highlights. Big off-white almost khaki head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is chocolatey right up front with a nice smooth malt finishing up. Pretty good.
BVery (5986) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Really nice example of the style. Non hazy deep amber brown pour. Clingy head. Molasses - very sweet. Toffee. Slight nuttiness. Nice brew.
Concealer (740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Light brown with a red tint, caramel white head. Sweet malt, caramel and a light toasted malt. Flavor is similar with a subtle dark fruit.
Idiosynkrasie (3637) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Clear mahagony colour with small, firm, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Malty aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, a nuttily touch, some nougat, hints of toast. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty with a nuttily touch, hints of nougat, marzipan, nice bitter hoppy counterweight. Well balanced, really good Brown Ale.
OldGrowth (2622) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Ruckus Pizza Cary. Good aroma. Sweet. Roasty. Chocolate, caramel, peanut. Dark orangy brown color. Good head and lace. sweet flavor. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Real good brown. Rich in flavor. Aroma little less so. Good texture about it.
Gription79 (2238) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Coffee, caramel, fruity, malty rich. This is definitely an American Brown ale. Malty and rich.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is coffee, malty, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Medium body with light carbonation. Decent brown ale.
jstraw (1908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogany with good, frothy, tan head, light lacing / Nose of malt, roast barley, chocolate, caramel, cream / Medium body, somewhat creamy and chewy, some sweetness but excellent hop balance, and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of roast barley, semisweet chocolate, cream, caramel, nut, hint of tobacco / An especially smooth, mellow, chocolatey, brown ale.
DCLawyer (1396) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber->SA. Dark brown with small offwhite head. A: malt, toffee, dark fruit. T: same, very malty.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep browns yet clear at the same time – like espresso wood. Bubbly khaki head fades into a broken film with a thick collar. Swirls with some lacey spots.
Dark fruits and tart chocolates. Tobacco leaf along the edges. Pumpernickel and fruitcake. Black licorice root. Burnt pecan praline. Prunes and raisins.
Dryer than the nose implied but still flavorful and robust. Toasted nuts and pumpernickel toast. More bitter nuts in the back. Dried raisins and black licorice root in the middle. Charcoal and burnt chocolates in the back.
A traditional brown ale with an American twist – a fitting tribute to the veritable Pete(r) Brown whose books site proudly on my shelf. Once again, Bear Republic does not disappoint. I’m not sure if they will brew this beer again, but I certainly hope they do.
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