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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Don’t be fooled by this innocent beast. Handcrafted by the Bear Republic Brewing Team this Belgian Brown incorporates a trifecta of sugars including our homemade candied syrup. Wild and untamed this full bodied beer starts out sweet and finishes with notes of cloves and nutmeg. Enjoy in moderation; tread lightly!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Dark reddish brown. Sweet molasses and brown sugar aroma and taste with a sticky palate and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2010 Tap @ Saraveza... Poured a dark cola looking with a thick, off-white head that retained. Aroma of faint spices, yeast and such. Lots of spice on this brew. Even an earthy, peppery heat towards the finish. Slightly dry and cloying, but made up for it in yeast spiciness. Yeasty, doughy, cookie dough sweetness on the malts which paired nicely with the nutmeg/cinnamon spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Floral, powdery stout aroma with threatening alcohol overtones. Black, with a light tan head. Raisiny, pruney stout - sweet with moderate bitterniss and some licorice. Heavy, maybe medium-heavy body. Bitter, stewed fruit finish. A big beer. Tap, Flying Saucer, KC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2010
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head and very light carbonation. Mildly roasty and rather spicy aroma with a lot of sugar sweetness. Spice and nuts with a big sweet and syrupy flavor at the start with s very nice dark fruit, dark malt and lightly spiced finish. Goes down smooth for nearly 10%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (6758) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
Enjoyed on tap at The Stable. This is as big a brown ale as I can remember having. It looks quite distinctive with a big thick head on a dark caramel colored body. Aroma is sweet with brown sugar and caramel along with some fruit. Flavor is also quite sweet with lots of alcohol noted. Plenty of sugary caramel. Too high of an ABV is a drawback for me but lovers of bigger beers will enjoy this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2009
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of vinous, cocoa, roasted grain, raisins, black licorice, molasses, and light smoke. Flavor of dates, wood, yeast, and roasted malt with mild bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Brown pour with some tan head. Spices, sweet fruit malt, sugars, and yeast aromas. Flavor is of nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet fruit through the malt, and some alcohol warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Draft, pours a bruin body with an off whit head. Cinnamon with a light malt body caramel and a modest warming. Belgian yeast and ginger. Light fruit esters spicy and fruity with again a modest warming. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChapelThrill (52) - California, USA - APR 1, 2009
Tried it at the brewery... Dark brown color, and slightly sweet taste with flavors of bread, molasses. First belgian type beer ever tried from Bear Republic. Drinkable, but nothing exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Tap at BT. Pours a deep dark hazy brown with a thinning head. Aroma is a bit minty earthy bubblegummy phenolics, Belgian yeasty character, toffee, dry roast and toast with some chocolate tones, vanilla, and brown baked/toasted malts- some cookiedough. Flavor is a touch fruity with earth, mineral and sweet nutty chocolate malts, more phenolic slight plastic notes, leather, and some menthol crystal slightly offwith a slight buttery thing going on and cherry cola on the finish. Strange and a bit off overall.

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