Helms Batten Down Brown
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (5601) - 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 (39393) - 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 (7590) - 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 (22854) - 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 (14997) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. High carbonation. 200615

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate and toast malt, lightly sweet, dates, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
26th November 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Airy palate, minerally crisp. Earthy brown malts with airy malt cream. Very mild touches of dark chocolate and coffee., Nice tangy dark fruits. Finishes airy and creamy. Some hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice Brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (7903) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2014
65 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a large beige head. Floral hops on the nose, very mild coffee notes just on the verge of turning into vegetable notes, mild roast notes as well. Toasty, slightly chocolaty flavor, mild caramel with some wooden notes on the finish. A tad too strong carbonation, makes this feel a bit thin too, somewhat oily palate. Not quite what I was expecting, disappointing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT2 (9408) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
[ Keg ][ 3oz ][ Helms ][ $1.25-$2 ][ Taster ][ 10.26.14 ]
>> Pours flat, deep inky pour. Nose is neutral, soy sauce, weak overall. Taste is weak, neutral, nothing to it, lifeless. Eh. Not even sure what this was. Certainly not a brown ale.

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