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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Brewing more than one beer from a single mash (parti gyle) is still a common practice in britain. A small beer is the lighter and weaker 2nd beer produced from a single mash. The rich first runnings of the wort were used to produce a high gravity "Imperial Brown Ale" that will be tapped later this year. This small beer has some of the roasted malt characteristics of a brown ale, though it is lighter-bodied. We have hopped it exclusively with domestic SAAZER hops to give it a slightly aromatic nose.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
steview (1021) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 23, 2005
UPDATED: APR 24, 2005 shaker / wrigleyville / i liked this. a slightly spicy session ale. i didnít think it was a brown, rather, i thought it reminded me a bit of guinness--oddly enough. good, dry aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Cask at GI Clybourn, 4/30/2005. Murky brown pour with a good sized creamy tan head. Aroma is nutty and bready, and just a touch floral. Quite flavorful for a small beer, with sweet bready malts with just a touch of fruity tartness giving over to a nutty dryness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2005
On tap at Clybourn: My first small beer. Pretty much a really light brown ale. Pretty thin, yet I appreciated this because Iím not a fan of browns. Although Iím curious about the Impy Brown. Thanks to Ma Beth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2009
draft at goose island. i donít see how this was a brown ale. a lot of green hop flavor. pretty light bodied. ok.


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