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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Arguably, one of our most important and popular brews, Bobís Brown Ale is brewed once a year and released every May 14th (Bobís birthday). 100% of the proceeds from Bobís are donated in honor of Charles "Bob" Hirsch to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and Alaska to provide a "home away from home" for Childrenís Hospital patients and families. Itís big, itís brown. And itís got lots of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanuta06 (404) - Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Serving: from tap at Flying Squirrel Pizza Company. Aroma: light malt. Appearance: very small, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, light-brown body. Taste: lightly acidic initial flavor and lightly acidic, roasty finish with average duration. Palate: light-to-medium bodied with watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall:

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1642) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Draft at College Inn. Dark brown pour, hardly distinguishable from the porter sitting next to it. Aroma: deep roast, nutty with some caramel and a hint of cocoa and coffee. Taste is moderately sweet cola with a lightly bitter finish. Light-Medium body, average carbonation. Overall: cheers, Bob.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5827) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Nose of toasted nuts cola a little roast and a hint of chocolate. Pours brown w a thin tan head. Flavors of lightly roasted nuts soft cola sweetness a light earthy bitterness. Balanced and smooth. A solid brown for a good cause.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevetheman717 (23) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Not a giant fan of browns but I read the story of Bob and had to buy a few pints on his birthday at Quinn's on capital hill Seattle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACHops (1030) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2013
On tap @ The Woods. Pours light, watery brownish amber with very thin creamy head. Aroma is spicy fresh caramel malt notes. Taste is thin slightly sweet roasty caramel malt, with mild fresh hops on the finish. Very light for the style. Clean and refreshing, just expecting a bit more from this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2011
A pretty solid brown ale for a generally mediocre style. Pleasently hoppy and drinkable but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Deep, thick brown with decent head. Brown malt aroma. Medium bodied, with again a brown malt accented flavor with hints of nuttiness and some bitterness. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2010
On tap at Porterhouse, West Seattle. I really wanted to like this beer for three reasons...it is from Georgetown Brewing, a local place. All the proceeds go to a really great and noble cause...and it has a really warm and fuzzy tribute story. Unfortunately it falls way short as a brown ale. This sample was definitely too sweet for consideration as any of the brown ale categories, and I mean sweet as in both underattenuated and a little too much sharp caramel sweetness for a brown ale. Even if this was to be considered a Southern Brown Ale (which it is not) it would still be too sweet. The sweetness is very overpowering and makes the beer cloying. They state that it should be balanced by loads of hops, but in this particular example I would beg to differ. The trademark sharp roast of roasted barley is non-existant and the centennial hops cannot be differentiated in the flavor profile. Yes it is a nice story, yes Georgetown brewing generally makes very good beer, yes it only comes out once a year....but no, they seem to have missed the mark entirely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Pint - Eastside Club Tavern - Olympia, WA
Aroma Ė Nice dark malt aroma, the chocolate and nut aromas very subtle and good.
Appearance Ė Brown in color, clear, very nice head.
Flavor Ė A very nice brown ale with good malt and hops use. The nut and chocolate come through very nicely.
Palate Ė Nice Mouthfeel, great texture with a dry finish.
Overall Ė I really liked this beer. Had some complex flavors that came out nicely. Liked that the nut and chocolate are flavors coming out of the roasted malts. This shows some good brewing is happening. This beer has gotten better over the years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
On tap, Virginia Inn, Belltown, Seattle
Bright dark chestnut brown colour. Nutty aroma with nuances of milk chocolate and tobacco. Smooth palate of hazelnuts and light chocolate notes - that nut tastes artificial though they donít even use any hazelnut at all. Strange. A bit of raw vanilla astringency comes in late. That raw, harsh finish really cuts what begins life as a very sweet brew and impedes the drinkability of the brew. I would suggest cutting back the alcohol as this seems to be the source of the problem.

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