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We begin with a custom mixture of dark and roasted barley malts, then we add the choicest hops. The resulting ale has a dark chestnut color and a deep nutty flavor. Brewed specially for Trader Joeís.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2005 Pours a reddish brown body with a moderate head. Body is fairly clear. Aroma is more like a stout or porter. Mainly roast with coffee, but also some chocolate in there. The typical nutty aroma for a brown ale is minimal. Flavor is nutty with caramel and a hint of coffee. Finishes fairly bitter. For a $5 6 pack this beer won. Itís kinda funny seeing some other reviews and that some people think this was a schwartz or a porter. Given the name of the beer and itís aroma Iím not surprised.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 30, 2005
dark body until held up to light,it then changes to a ruby red.nice 1/4 inch head.nice chocolate malty aroma.chocolate,milk,and malts make up the flavor.id say this is along the lines of a sweet stout,instead of a brown ale.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutchap (371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Poured a light brown with some ruby highlights, average tan head - very bubbly, little lacing. Smelled somewhat skunky. Flavor seemed too light, somewhat nutty, smooth middle, with only mild hops at finish. Drinkable, but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
bottle passed along from the inestimable lou18, sweet malty aroma, not that strong, dark brown, watery looking body, slight tan head., nice roasty flavor, some caramel, a little bit of toast, little bit of nuts, slight bits of chocolate in the tail. very smooth, if thin body, this makes me think of a thinned out schwarzbier or dopplebock. a very nice easy to drink brew, that could easily be one of my everyday drinkers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle. Very dark brown-mahogony with a thin light beige head. Light sweet malt aroma. Roasty flavor thatís not at all overpowering, along with some malt, caramel, and nuttiness. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Very good in every sense...I donít have anything bad to say about it, execpt that I donít have any more of it. Easy to drink....very quenching....mild, and no skunky flavor. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Chestnut and brown sugar aroma. Fluffy layer of head and dark leather brown. Flavor is brown ale but has a resemblance to a toned down porter to my tastebuds. A tad bit bitter with a decaff coffee taste and hint of roasted malt and sugar.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Surprisingly decent Brown...with strong roasted malt aroma, nice rich brown pour, lightly carbonated mouthfeel, roasted malt sweetness, caramel and toffee notes, and a bit of a bite at the end (just a "bit"). Mouthfeel seems a little thin. I agree with SDalkoholic, in a blind taste test, I could see myself calling this one a "toned-down porter". All things considered, a pretty drinkable (and inexpensive, for a change) beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reid (1806) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2005
12 oz longneck bought at Trader Joes. Darkish amber in appearance, almost reddish- brown, with a large light tan bubbly/creamy head. Quite a malty aroma to this one thats about it. The flavour is pleasant, mosty roasty malts though there is a tiny bite from the hops near the end. Quite ok on the palte but nothing special. Its a drinkable ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Not a big fan of the brown ale. Poured ruby brown with a really nice brown head. Nice aromas of caramel and other malts. The head tasted sweet, but the finish was dry. Very mild hop flavor. I didnít realize this was a Trader Joe brand beer until just now.


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