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RATINGS: 101   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. Weíre bettings itís the best American Brown Ale youíll ever have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells peppery and earthy with some sweet caramel and toffee hints. Tastes of light caramel, tea, some peppery hints on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Can pours a dark hazy copper with a thin off white head. Caramel scent. Taste is caramel with a bready bitterness and a hint of nuts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Rustyham (1717) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Sample at a tasting at IlliniSmittyís house. Another disappointment from Alabama. I really wanted to enjoy this, but I could hardly finish my sample glass. Basically dirty water. And I loved their special stuff that was brought to the East Nashville Beer Festival. I guess Iíll stay away from their main offerings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (991) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Can, courtesy of my man Gilly...thanks. Pours a clear brown with minimal head. Smells of coffee, with a surprising little hop note in the background. Nice and sweet in the taste, goes down very easy. A good, drinkable brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Can pour courtesy of Jeremy. Pours dark copper with explosive tan head. The aroma has mild notes of cherries and lemon. The taste seems improved over what the nose was delivering with some malts, roasted malts, a touch of nuttiness and some faint earthiness too. It ends with some acidity and a lemon/lime like quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - APR 13, 2011
Shared by someone at the SLC tasting, thanks. For the life of me I canít remember if this was a can, bottle or growler
Appearance: Slightly hazy brown with a huge off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Lightly tart, citrus, toasted malts and nutty
Taste: Toasted malts, nutty and some light tart fruits
Nice and easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2011
Can thanks to someone at the tasting. Pours a dark murky brown color with a medium grey head. A sweet citrus hop aroma along with more traditional toasted malts in the nose. The flavor is certainly a very hoppy Brown ale; sweet citrus and pine, toast and light chocolate. Very nice. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
12oz can thanks to sommersb on BA. Whoa, beer explosion and glass full of foam. They carbonated the hell out of this one. The beer ends up being a medium brown with not great clarity. The aroma is nice, with nutty notes, caramel, and toast. Thatís where the positives end though. The flavor is nutty but seems a little oxidized, with cardboard notes and a slight hoppiness to it. The mouthfeel is just...bubbles. This is the most carbonated beer Iíve ever had. Absolutely ridiculous. Man, this is not good. I believe itís probably better on tap, but out of the can, they need to go back to the drawing board here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GTAEgeek (1142) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2011
12 oz. can. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. The aroma is roasted malts, slight coffee and nuts. The flavor is slightly sweet and unpleasantly bitter. The palate is medium and slightly astringent. Overall, a boring beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2011
12oz can, no date, but a fresh batch. This is WAYYYYY over-carbonated!!! Pour took forever and the head kept growing and growing. I hear this is just isolated to one batch. Eventually settles down to a light brown cap on a reddish brown body.

Aroma is pretty mild, featuring light bread and toast, some yeast, nutty, grass, hint of caramel, a little fruit. Low to moderate strength at best. Improves slightly as it warms.

Flavor is quite nice, fairly sweet caramel, brown sugar, toffee, bread & toast, nutty, hint of chocolate. Quite a flavorful Brown Ale.

Mouthfeel, after the carbonation bomb settles down, is quite smooth, almost creamy.

Carbonation issues aside, this is a very tasty Brown Ale. Weak aroma hurts, though.

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