To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Ann Arbor pub that’s been a gathering place for generations of University of Michigan students, townies and beer lovers, Larry Bell created a recipe that would put the focus on malt, contra today’s trend toward hop bombs. The result: A pleasantly drinkable brown ale with a remarkably complex flavor profile owing to the use of nine different specialty grains.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Ashley’s on 3/30/13. Clear red in color with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, some caramel, light fruit and dankness. Malty and caramelly flavor with a roasty finish.
charule (616) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Brown in color light head. Nutty pretzel flavor and aroma. Not bad for Ashleys 30th.
artmcd8 (1088) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ashley’s. Nutty brown taste. Little aroma. Pretty standard stuff but a good brew nonetheless.
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