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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
This brown beer is a hybrid concoction brewed with malt heft and all around backbone. A styleless wonder.

Available all year long. 6% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2805) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
Cloudy brown pour off white head .... aroma is earthy, lightly toasted, lightly nutty .... taste is of tasted malts, little nutty, sweet caramel malts, biscuity and a light tea/earthy quality .... finish is dry and earthy .... meh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (20269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2012
Draft. Murky brown color, massive thick cream colored head. Aroma of light pine and brown bread. Taste is Christmas fruitcake without the fruit. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2495) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
500ml can from a trade. Dark mahogany with a one finger tan head that leaves a nice thin layer. Malty with some roasted grains, bit of caramel and nuttiness. Smooth with high carbonation that gives a bit of prickliness, moderate body, lots of malt on the finish as it becomes quite dry with light hops. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (5313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Can at GSP. Pouts dark brown with light brown foam. Malty everything - taste aroma and aftertaste. Smooth and easy drinking. Not in love wih it buy nothing bad to say ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Draught at Churchkey. Brown pour with tints of red, good sized frothy head. Nose and flavor bring touches of caramel malt, bread, and some weird spice and herb presence that just doesnít work. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (3050) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2012
For those that like a malty beer. On tap at Hawthornes in Philly. Nice dark amber with a malt, bread, caramel aroma. The flavor is the same balanced by just a bit of hops. It is light and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2012
16oz can. Pours dark chestnut brown ith a small beige head, not much lacing. Aroma is sweet with caramel malts but also has a solid toasted nut character. Light citrus hops and multi-grain bread. Taste is roasty up front, bread and caramel together. Not a lot of hops but maybe a bit of cocoa powder. Finish is dry and nutty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated, crisp and clean for a brown. This is a well-crafted brown with nothing standing out but itís really drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3428) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pours brown with reddish highlights and a slightly off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, and hops. Chocolate, nuts,roasted malt, and hop flavor. Nice beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
16oz can thanks to blutt59. Reddish brown pour, lots of tan head. Nose is nutty with lots of bready malts. Even more nuts in the flavor - smooth and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 3.5 A: Clear (I think) deep amber mahogany color. Almost three fingers off beige frothy/foamy head. Retention is good and sparse lacing is left. 4.0 S: Surprisingly hoppy. Itís not quite floral, not quite herbal, and also not quite earthy. The combination of "not quites" adds up to a good hoppiness. Lots of toasty maltiness with hints of chocolate and nuts. Lots of the Half Acre house character, which is hard to describe. 3.5 T: Not as hoppy as the nose suggested, but still a hoppier brown ale. Iíve finally decided that Iím calling the hopppiness earthy foremost and herbal second. Dry, dusty graininess. Lots of toastiness. A touch of chocolate and nuts. An abundance of the house character. Moderate bitterness that seems to come more from the malts than the hops. 2.5 M: Iím not a huge fan of the mouthfeel. Lighter medium body. Carbonation level is fine, but it feels somewhat dead. The strangest thing is how this is both creamy and not creamy at the same time and this I donít care for. 3.0 D: Tasty beer. Iím always happy to drink a new brown ale. This one seems to be a little rough around the edges though. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 02-14-2012 23:20:25

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