Brewed by Ise Kadoya
Style: Brown Ale
Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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After our success at the 2003 Australian International Beer Awards, our brewmaster, Mr. Nakanishi, set his sights on creating a beer that would exceed the successes of our Pale Ale. The result was Brown Ale. By using the ideal combination of four different kinds of hops Wonderfully layered, Brown Ale has a delightfully broad range of aromas and flavors that compared with Pale Ale, is slightly more complex and richer. This complex yet smooth ale is a testament to Ise Kadoya’s continuous efforts to creating a better beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6492) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2011
500 ml bottle picked up in Cali for me by Eric- thanks man. Pours a light brown almost amber color with a massive overly-carbonated head. The aroma is lots of hops and some biscuit, almost woody. A spicy brown ale, lots of pine-like hops and dry spicy ginger and light brown malts. Unusual. Almost sour in its spiciness. Infected? Probably. Still, quite nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VertBaconStrips (2106) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
Damn thing exploded and I’ll venture to say that I lost nearly half of my beer - good thing. Murky light brown with a settled down thick tan crown that will remain throughout. Another Ise Kadoya beer another strange aroma. Lots of brett = fail. Light roast, decent citrus, lemon. After I got past the dulling sourness of taste, light roast, faint chocolate, lots of citrus, unsweetened grapefruit, ok soft malts, a bit of bitter earthiness. It’s still a bit sour but I’m not having a problem drinking this. Finishes with a very nice creamy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WestSydneyBoy (23) - South Penrith, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2010
nice golden brown color with a white long lasting head, tastes of caramel and nutty malt with some nice floral and citrus hop flavor and aroma. overall a good beer, but slightly over hoped for the light body of the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5155) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Half of the glass is light tan head on this pour. A nice medium brown beer. The second pour brings an even bigger head. Nice lacing. An aroma of fruit, malt, and yeast. Bigger hops than expected in the flavor. They are bitter and tart. Fruit, also, but it is definitely secondary. Some caramel. This beer is at least as much a pale ale as it is a brown. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Noelweichbrodt (25) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2010
A simple brown that doesn’t do anything spectacular. Huge white head, plain aroma of barley, simple taste of barley, yeast, and a nice surprise of a good bit of honey. Finishes smooth and lingering hop stays.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
Nice brown colour tall foamy head. Aroma is very strong and yeasty and very hopy as well.. The flavour is great very hoppy and complex. it is floral and just bitter enough tastes like the pacific north west. This is a very cool beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
Definite pungent hop aroma, which I wasn’t expecting. Almost like straight hop pellets. Not really any other smell. Smokey dark brown, almost golden brown, very hazy, but very clear as well. Decent head and good retention, good lacing. Thinnish on the palate, but the hops do linger. Pretty fine tasting beer, but it really is just hops and enogh malt to make it look good, a bit thin for my liking, but it isn’t offensive at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DuffMan (7147) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber brown with an averae sandy coloured head showing weak retention. Aroma of weak caramel and plastic. Flavour is weak caramel that is completely overwhelmed by nasty plastic/bandaid nastiness. Couldn’t finish it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2080) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 25, 2010
Clear brown with a cream colored head. Hoppy aroma for a brown. Citrus, grapefruit, some orange, light caramel malts, but they are there, and chocolate. Thinnish body, but not bad. Flavor has a stronger caramel malt note than the aroma implies. Citrus hops, toasted malt, and some grapefruit. Very bitter finish. I really like this beer but isn’t what I expect from a brown. Still, I drank gallons of this at the Isekadoya Nomihodai. Great stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2010
Thanks Presario. A rice beer with brown malts. Pours grapefruit colour with lotsa white head. A distinct barnyard, but not much of that in the taste. Leaves a lot of lace, the carbonation is there and it is drinkable this beer. Not a ot of mouthfeel.

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