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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This deep colored American Brown Ale is often requested and one of our personal favorites. Many a weekend was spent perfecting this one. Brewed with 2 - row pale and 5 specialty malts, its malty in both flavor and smell. A heap of Cascade and Willamette add to balance this easy drinking ale. Hole up, have a few, and tell us what you think. We’re bettings it’s the best American Brown Ale you’ll ever have.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2012
12 oz. can. Pretty sure this is the first infected canned beer I’ve ever had. The pour yields a hazy, rusty amber body with an overly active, steadfast head of cream tinted froth (infection-induced). Thick clumps of lace cling hard to the glass. The nose shows a sharp, dirty, metallic, overtone that dominates the overly attenuated brown sugar malt. Flavors follow suit, very dirty and yeasty, with very little discernible hop or malt character. The palate is intensely carbonated, sharp, and peppery. It actually stings the roof of the mouth. Failure all around. These Good People need to work on good sanitation.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b79turner (216) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2012
On tap at the brewery, pours a dark brown with a 2" tan head. Nose is malt and hops, taste is the same. This is not your average brown ale. Maltiness is very well balanced with a slight hoppy bitterness. Another great brew from Good People!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stewajt (30) - Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2012
Relatively light in color and body as far as browns go. Surprisingly clean and crisp, with flavors of toffee and chocolate. Nice balance of hops and malt on this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1655) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Aroma of warm floral hops, apricot, good nutty malts. Pours red to brown with a warm film. Tastes of good floral hops, roasted nuts and a nice malt smoother. Great brown.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 9/6/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass. This pours a full brown color, hazy with a creamy white head. The head retains nicely and leaves a little bit of lace down the sides of the glass. Chocolate malt, a bit of coffee, nutty malts, and a bit of peat are all present in the nose. The flavor is very malt forward. Cocoa, hazelnut, and toffee malt up front. A bit of peat and then a soft earthy hop presence. The light bitterness lingers into the aftertaste. Light tingling carbonation turns creamy for most of each sip. Fairly clean with a soft grainy texture. A mild stickiness is noticeable at the beginning of the sip and a mild oiliness is noticeable at the end. To me this is just not that exciting of a style, but I think it was executed well and I am glad to have tried a beer from Good People in Alabama.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Draft at Central in Montg.  Pours hazy brown with thin tan head.  Aroma of roasted malt and toffee.  Taste of toffee and caramel.  Better than expected.  Medium mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
optimator13 (31) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Pours a very light brown, with red hues. A Frothy tan head adorns. Aroma has a bit of leather, sweet nutty malts, a dash of lightly piney hops and a touch of brown sugar. Tastes of cocoa powder, slight coffee/toffee, leather, again with a sprinkling of hops for balance. Quite enjoyable. The feel is creamy on the palate, with an upper medium body. A hit it some areas, and less than fabulous in others, but all in all, it’s a pretty good brown.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012
On tap at a restaurant in Tuscaloosa. Aroma is toffee, malt and a hint of spice. Rich and flavorful in the mouth with a nice malt/hop balance and just a hint of sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12oz can in trade from brentfeesh. Cheers, Brent! Pours a murky medium brown with a tan head. Nose is cocoa, hops, some tobacco, and some spice. Flavor is similar- it starts with cocoa then the hops come in, then there is some tobacco, then the hops remind you that they want attention, then the hops wind it out with some of the malts coming back to play. Interesting brown, dry finish and medium body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drostj (98) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Can. Deep clear brown with a mild malty and slightly nutty aroma. Very little head. Mild malt flavor with a slight sweetness and very little aftertaste. Smooth and fairly effervescent in the mouth. Nothing fancy, but a good solid brown ale. Kudos to Good People Brewing for using a six-pack ring that is made of an east to recycle plastic.


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