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Kassiks Dolly Varden Nut Brown



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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A delicious nut brown ale with wonderful malt flavors. Good balance of chocolate, caramel sweetness and a modest nutty flavor up front. Some dark toast and slight hop profile in the background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Medium brown, a little nutty aroma. Moderate nutty character, but with a fairly full body. Off-dry finish. Decent brown. The brewery generally makes good malty styles, but this is maybe the least inspirational of the ones I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. She pours brown and leaves the same colored body with a one finger white foamy head, leaves a nice speckled lacing that spiderwebs appropriately for an American Brown Ale. The smell is roasty and toasty, nutty, malty, bready, slight caramel. The taste is nutty sweet and the caramel comes back to add into the flavoring, nutty aftertaste, watery finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium, and comes across fairly sessionable - perhaps, carbonation seems a bit subdued for the style and seems fairly good to me, nothing bad but nothing spectacular. Overall, I say this is a good American Brown Ale, though perhaps closer to an English Brown Ale, no worries (seems its semantics these days), I’d still have this again, and you know what: Browns are absolutely awesome to have this time of year, I’ve actually waited to have this until now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1388) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
(tap) clear dark amber colour with a small brown head; aromas of stewed fruit, bit of roast; light and balanced flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4360) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
650ml bottle pours brown in color with a small off-white head that leaves only a few specks of lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and chocolate with some mild citrus. Taste is a chocolate and caramel malty sweetness with a mild citrus hop bitterness and some toasty notes. Light to medium bodied with mild carbonation. Ordinary brown ale at best, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
pours a clear brown with a very small white head that dissipates quickly. smell is of caramel, some spice, malt, and some brown sugar. taste is of spice, brown sugar, malt, a nut or two, and a little caramel. ends smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle:   Pale brown with a big ruby hue, moderate frothy tannish head, little lacing.   Nutty aroma, slightly bready.   Smidgen of powdered chocolate or cocoa.   Much more nutty on the tongue.   Otherwise a little mealy, certainly malty, pale breadiness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, albeit it seems smooth for not being very heavy.   Finishes with toasted malts, a bit of nuttiness, moderate sweetness.   Nothing out of the ordinary, but decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2012
22. Pours a very dark brown, nearly opaque, with a dense and creamy tan head. Mild caramel nose. Creamy medium body, flabby carb. Toast and brown bread mid palate, mild tangy finish. Take out that metallic tang at the end and replace it with a little more malt complexity and this could be pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3635) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle: Poured a brown with a tan color thin head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Taste is a sweet nutmeg, caramelized malt, and overall sweet spice. Overall this is very simple brown ale, but also very drinkable which I have missed recently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle ports dark brown with medium creamy head. Aroma is carmel malt and brown sugar, flavor the same. Nothing bold, but nothing offensive either. Perty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2012
22oz bottle from my Alaskan source, thanks Tasha! Pours a clear, brown-amber colored body with an inch thick, frothy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is light nutty caramels with some fruity esters, chocolate, and a light earth. Flavor is similar. Lots of nuts with a slightly toasty caramel and a decent chocolate backing. Light roast comes out towards the end with a light earthy hopping as this finishes dry and slightly nutty sweet with a light bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a decent nut brown ale. Nice nuttiness with some caramel, chocolate, and earth. Not bad.

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