Helms Batten Down Brown
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Ah, yes, the humble and often overlooked brown ale! Here at Helms we love the rich, bready, and toffee like malt profile of this style. 6 different malts contribute to this complex medium bodied brew. We use just a touch of hops to provide a lovely counter point for the natural sweetness of barley. This beer pairs well with stews, BBQ, chili & chocolates of all types.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6415) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 2, 2016
650ml bottle. Opaque, darkest brown colour with huge, firm, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Roasty, dark malty aroma, with notes of liquorice, toffee, a herbal touch of lovage. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, subtle sweetness, hints of treacle, toffee, a touch of liquorice, burnt caramel; lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
balboaraiders (4) - - JAN 27, 2016 does not count
I didn’t think I was a Brown fan, but this was a nice surprise. Not much aroma but it was a solid beer. I could definitely do a pint of this

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dodgers101 (6) - - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
This is a solid brown. I did a full flight at Helm’s and thought this was their most traditional style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Draft. Pours deep brown with a thin off white head. Sweet malty base, some brown sugar, and faint bitterness. Mild roasted and toasted bready notes as well. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
Way too carbonated! Dark brown coloured and almost clear. Has an off-white head, diminishing. Notes of laqurice and some roasted notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (6121) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
light toasted malty aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter,light burnt and toasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Helms Batten Down Brown ].
Clear dark red brown color with a large to huge, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sour berry - fruit, caramel. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, medicine, chocolate, sweet malt, roasted, brown malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to lively. [20150620]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
65 cl bottle @ Sankt Hans Tasting, Ulfborg
Aroma has cocoa tones, some coffee and roasted malt. Also hay. Feels like a dunkel. Flavour has nuts, roasted tones and coffee. Coffee-dry finish. Like a dunkel lost in the ale world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25328) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottled@fonefan. Ambery brown colour with a mediumsized beige head. Aroma is mild wood, mild nuttiness as well as some sour wooden notes. Flavour is nutty, some fruity and mild floral notes. Also quite much btiterness and mild chocolate to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, candy sugar, nuts, roast malt and hops.

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