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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Charter Oak’s 1687 Brown Ale (this was the year the legend of the Charter Oak took place, and Wadsworth hid the document in the majestic Oak Tree - later to become know as The Charter Oak) is an American style which is slightly more robust than the traditional English Brown Ale. This beer will be brewed to a dark copper shade and be somewhat sweet and malty with distinctive toasted flavors from both our premium specialty roasted and chocolate malted barley, also allowing for a faint undertone of caramel. This style is lightly hopped for balance and this ale will prove to be a wonderful selection for a sessionable beer. Our medium-bodied, limited bitterness and hop aroma will make this an excellent choice. Look for our 1687 Brown Ale at your favorite watering hole in June.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrodooo5 (1487) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Pretty pour but a bit hoppy for the style! Attractive brown pour w/ a retaining tan head & good lscing. The aroma is subtle & just has some faint malt coming through. The taste is primarily bitter & any chocolate or roasted notes are a minuscule undertone. Kind of different for s brown but not exactly in a good way!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2593) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Draft at dinosaur BBQ in Stamford. Dark brown color. Small head. Easy drinking fruity flavor with a flavorful profile

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with off white head. Nose/taste of burnt caramel, burnt chocolate, white sugar and roast. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (4059) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Clear very dark ruby amber with a fluffy cloud for a head and streamers of lace. Taste is caramel malt and tart toffee that has a bit of coffee character as it moves through the palate. There isn’t quite enough bittering at the end to balance. Pretty big flavor, but heavy on the sweetness. Reasonable effort

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
CTbeerGuy24 (6) - Mansfield Center, Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2013 does not count
This beer is tasteful just like a Brown ale should be. A little bitter but none the less a tasty beer. With 30 IBU and 25 in SRM which brings the color between a ruby brown and deep brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Draft @ the Beer Garden in Stamford, CT. This is a solid brown ale that has a surprisingly high barley flavor. Medium bodied and laces nicely. Not much of a hop flavor, but nothing offensive about this beer, but they need to figure out to eliminate the chalkiness of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2012
12oz bottle. Crystal clear copper body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some caramel, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, caramel, some bittersweet chocolate, earthy. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Darien. Pours a clear dark reddish brown color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of nutty notes, brown malts and stone fruits. The taste is nutty, faint chocolate, stone fruits, floral hop finish. Medium bodied, very high carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5281) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2012
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours brown with lacy, light tan head. Aroma of caramel and nutty malts with a little chocolate and a good amount or floral and light citrusy hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2012 sample at harvest wine and spirits in West Hartford. Grainy smokey lightly spicy malts in with a great backbone. Very easy light drinker. Awesome job.

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