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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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An English-style brown ale that's dark in color but light in body. The combination of malts makes it smooth with a chocolate finish.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4467) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Location: Draft at the brewery (Asheville), 1/1/15

Aroma: It has a malty aroma of roast, some caramel, and chocolate
Appearance: The pour is light brown in color, with a tan head, and some streaky lace
Flavor: Flavor-wise, it is lightly sweet, pretty clean, with a nice, balancing, light bitterness
Palate: It has a fairly smooth feel with a light body, but it is not watery
Overall Impression: This is a pretty solid brown overall. Definitely worth trying. I enjoyed this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3675) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Draft at Asheville taproom. Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Some solid nuttiness on the nose. Not a ton of nuts on the tongue. Finishes clean. Eh!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Keg @ Catawba during RBWG. Brown pour with a tiny head. Pretty basic caramel and chocolate cake on the nose. Not particularly noteworthy. Some accents of coffee. Slight red fruits, cherry meat. Some grassy hops keep things interesting. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice, does more from the ‘bear’ (ha!) minimum.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Decent pint and deff on the malty side. a bit muddy looking but is dismissed by being a good beer. reminds me a few English beers I have had and I would like to have this out of cask if it ever happened.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6269) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent amberish brown with foamy light beige head. Smells of malt, chocolate, and some roast. Tastes like it smells with a thin but solid mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Draft at the Asheville tasting room. Pours a brownish amber color with no head. Notes of toasted malts, nuts, tobacco and other leaves. Very simple. Maybe a hint of chocolate. Light-bodied, with a dry, toasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good brown ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Taster on tap at Barley’s during RBWG. Clear red brown color. Minimal khaki head. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly soft texture. Lightly slick. Nice chocolate, nutty notes. Light earthy hop. More bitter than sweet. Decent brown ale, but doesn’t really stand out. Aroma is nice, though, and lingers somewhat in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3223) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2014 RBWG Draft at the brewery tasting room. Clear brown with ruby highlights. Aroma of toast and malt. The flavor has light malt sweetness. Nutty and light toast. O.K.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
[ Tap ][ Catawba Valley ][ 8oz ][ Pint ][ Free ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Thanks for the share bros. Pours clear reddish brown. Good foam. Roasted coffee nose. Coffee forward taste is red apple skin tannic bitterness. Lemon finish. Eh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (6864) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft - Toasted malts and grains. Clear caramel with a rich head. Toasted malts, grains and nutty. A decent brown.


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