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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This brown beer is a hybrid concoction brewed with malt heft and all around backbone. A styleless wonder.

Available all year long. 6% ABV.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2673) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2753) - 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!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1561) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1339) - Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Tap - good size thick head, dark amber color, malty but balanced aroma and flavor

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (3983) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bonus tall boy can from TheAlum, thanks man. Poured a good looking chocolate brown body under a small foamy super light beige head. Aroma was rather subdued with notes of bread crusts, grass, hint of chocolate and nutts. Nice palate with a very smooth creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation, not much of an aftertaste, fades quickly. Flavor is a bit stronger than the aroma, although not by much. Notes of light chocolate, toast, crusts, light nut, some bitter hops towards the end. Okay beer, noting to email home about.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Brown and pretty clear, fair head and lace. Smell is fairly nutty with lots of caramel malts. Nice. Taste is quite good, a good malt profile with some molasses and brown sugar, and a lightly hoppy finish. Moderate carbonation, medium body, easy drinking. Overall itís pretty good, not spectacular but easily drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Pours brown with creamy white head. Aroma is earthy, herbal hops with some bread. Taste is earthy hops, caramel, and some buttery notes. Itís ok, but nothing special.


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