Brewed by Fernie Brewing Company
Style: Brown Ale
Fernie, Canada


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
First Trax Brown Ale is a soft, well rounded, and brewed with all British specialty malts and hops. It’s a malty, balanced brew with hints of chocolate and nutty undertones.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maddmatt639 (329) - Pacifica, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
No retention at all, not even with a fast vigorous pour and no lacing (obviously). Smells of chocolate, caramel and toffee. Tastes of toffee, nuts and caramel. No aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (512) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
355 ml can. Pours a clear brown with a small, creamy, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, caramel, bread and nuts. Sweet malty flavour of caramel and nuts with a dry finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (901) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
Can. Clear, dark reddish brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma is raisin and sweet bread. Flavour is very malty but not overly sweet, raisin and grape with slight bready notes and a little metallic. Soft carbonation with a pretty dry finish. Like most of Fernie’s offerings, pretty plain but fairly well balanced and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerAndPonies (128) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
355 ml can from a Fernie sampler twelve-pack, served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a light brown, puffy head that leaves streaks of lace. Nose is roasted malt, nuts, and a bit of coffee and cocoa, with mild fruitiness beneath; flavor is quite savory with bitter cocoa, nuts (peanuts in particular), dark roasted grain, and a vaguely steak-with-mushrooms presence. Medium-bodied, and with lingering roasty, nutty notes on the tongue. A delicious, savory beer, fulfilling the "meal in a glass" notion with good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanhunter_4 (128) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
355 ml can poured at home. Pours a brown color with a white head. very nutty and caramel smell. The taste is the same; very strong hazelnut feel. I really like the flavors in this beer. Delicious!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RD400F (222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Can to 0.5L Heineken glass, beer pours a dark brown/red with a miserable off white top. The aroma carries sesame oil, smoke, soy sauce, burnt food and other oddities. Fortunately the taste is better with chocolate and almond notes, with a dirt aftertaste. Palate wise, this beer is...nothing special. Watery, co2 minimal, no real complexity and an ashtray aftertaste. Overall I wonder what happened...this beer is an oddity.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
stantheman (816) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap at Bitter in Vancouver. A very dark bronze beer with a pale yellow head. Faintly sweet nose. As to flavour, sweet caramel, slightly nutty about sums it up. Nothing much to see here, folks. 2.6.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
Reasonably clear reddish brown with a light tan head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, hint if red fruits Light-medium bodied, fruity on the palate with a reasonably short and nutty finish. Taste is chocolate, caramel, nuts, malty grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Pretty average, as browns go. Suitably brown with a thin tan head. Somewhat bitter malt with vague nuttiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
krumbum (752) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 6, 2014
NIce big malty smells a little nutty. Thin clear brown with an average head. Smooth grain taste noting offensive nothing to write home about. Good body to this beer full mouth-feel to it,

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cinctus (189) - - APR 20, 2014
Has a poor nut brown flavour. Sweet on the nose, a little bitter on the intake, and flavour that is far from fully formed.

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