John Harvards American Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   ABV: -
Cask-conditioned brown ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2005
(DC) Clear dark red-brown body with beige head. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, chocolate -- truly it is essentially non-existent until it approaches room temperature. Taste is medium sweet, floral, chocolate, nutty, light grapefruit. Dry hops evident in the finish. Light-medium body, lightly sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5854) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Draft at the DC location on 11-12-05. Borwn bodied, obviously, with a small tanned head. Nose is nutty and sweet with light hops. Hints of raw nuts (peanuts, mainly) as well. Taste is suitably nutty and malty with sweet notes and hints of pecans and peanuts. Mild hoppiness throughout. Body is light-medium with a mild carbonation feel. Finishes with light sweetness, mild hop profile and hints of spice and maybe brown sugar. Almost a touch of pecan pie at times throughout this. Better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2006
On tap at the Springfield PA location, both cask and regular version. Pours a translucent brownish red with a medium light tan head. Obviously the cask versions head was creamy, lacing and sustaining. Aroma was nutty, caremel and light roast. Flavors of the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2003
Reminds me of a more flavorful version of Pete's. Dark and full bodied, kind of flat and bitter at the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2709) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2000
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2003 Springfield, PA. Many cask-conditioned beers are flat, though they aren't necessarily supposed to be. Some of the better ones have a richness to make up for it. This one didn't - its a total disaster. Flat and flavorless with only a meek malt presence.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2005
On tap in DC. Not a lot of aroma going on here for some reason. Nutty sweetness with a bit of chocolate and a good citrusy hop that combined somehow like the wondertwins to give it a sourness on the edges of my tongue. At least it got hoppy and dry at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (2205) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2003
Very nice brown ale, very brown in color with a light white bubbly head, lots of sweet maltiness in the nose, very well balanced body, a hint of some nuts in the flavors, slight hint of coffee as well, slight bitterness & dryness in the finish, overall a pretty great brown ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 23, 2009
On tap at brewhouse. Poured a deep ruby with a one finger head and light lacing. There was a sweet caramel smell with a hint of cocoa. The taste was caramel and coffee with a good hop element. Overall, a very clean taste. The mouthfeel was smooth with decent carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1969) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2002
I found this beer to be easy drinking and a good example of a Brown Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1885) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 14, 2005
Starts out very fizzy but develops nicely with mild roasted notes, but too faint to get excited. Reminded me a little of a light dry stout.

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