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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A Belgium-style ale brewed with the changing seasons in mind. Firm toasty and sweet coffee-like malt flavors are underpinned by a subtle vanilla oakiness. Peppery spice adds character to this beerís slightly dry and warming finish. 35 SRM 24 IBU 15.5 Plato


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skmikeg (825) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Pours a medium brown with a frothy beige head. aroma heavy on roasted malt, baked bread, hazlenut, and yeast. flavor is interesting with some roasted malt flavors, bread, hazelnut, spices,a little vanilla, and a little banana from the belgian yeast. has a medium body and a warming and dry finnish. overall, I was suprised at the quality of this one, which ended up being quite good considering the brewer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at Bullyís East in San Diego, Calif. Color was mahogany, reddish brown. Maybe an inch of head. Circular lacing on the top. Good amount of film on the sides. Smelled of roasty malts. Also some caramel malts in there as well. Hints of citrus in there, too. Tasted cloves up front, followed by caramel, roasty malts. Banana and chocolate in there as well. Very smooth. Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Smooth finish. I liked this beer a lot. This couldíve been a few spots higher or lower with the ratings, but I ended up with this rating. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetmaxx (732) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Poured into 12oz. Karl Strauss pub glass. Color is nice Brown, head is tan and some what creamy helping the vanilla flavour come through. Flavour is toasted and malty, with hints of coriander spice. Aroma also hints at the coriander spices. Overall a pleasant Brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gorditoabd (622) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours an attractive dark cherry brown with just a dusting of slightly off-white foam. Aroma is sweet molasses and roasty almonds (or some other bitter nut). Flavor is pretty typical of brown ale: solid, dark, a touch of resin and herbs in the flavor, to go with smokey wood, earth, and maybe even leather. All of these are light and neatly intermingled here, and make this a really pleasant, if not overly memorable beer, to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (611) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Appearance was clear root beerish brown with 2 finger creamy lasting head,some lacing.Aromas was toasty roasty coffee malts with no hints of alcohol. Hops were not present in the nose. Taste where sweet caramelly malts with caulky hops backbone. Moutfeel was creamy smooth carbonation ,long malty dryish finish. A San Diego jem...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Brown with tan head. Roasted grain, nutty aroma. Tastes like toast, cereal, nuts and Kelloggís Postem. Dry maltiness with little hop presence. Not sure why they bothered calling it a Belgian-Style brown ale as it is nothing like any Belgian Bruin I have ever had.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (371) - - MAY 16, 2014
Pours brown. Aroma is almost nutty malts. Taste is malts and some coffee hints.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JAN 8, 2010
I liked it but itís kinda weird. Probably better beer without my "judging hat" on, enjoying the toasty/creamy character that was not terribly unlike Fat Tire. Described as "Belgian" but doesnít taste much like any Belgian beers Iíve had. But Iím no expert. Bready.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
quiznoaz (308) - Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Stolen from Minnie and Mickey. Kids shouldnít be seeing them drink it anyway. That just gives the wrong message. The caramel malt does go nicely on a chilly, rainy day, and the alcohol burn at the end isnít that strong and gives hope that the 10th ride on "Its a Small World" will pass eventually.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (294) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap served in a stemmed tulip. Although subdued, the aromas that come through are mainly caramel, roasted nuts, and some berries. The beer pours a clear red brown color with a thin, off-white head that doesnít leave any lacing. Itís a nice blend of medium sweetness and medium-light bitter tastes. Roasted nuts and caramel mainly dominate the palate, although some coffee notes seem to be present. Itís a medium bodied, slick beer with a fizzy carbonation. It finishes with a grassy and resin quality to it accompanied by a mild pepper and vanilla touch, and maybe some wood character too.


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