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Reportedly the widest and heaviest double-decked lift bridge in the world, the Portage Lake Lift Bridge connects the cities of Houghton and Hancock here in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. So get a lift from this American Brown Ale; a rich, dark brown color, complex malt flavor with hints of chocolate and caramel and a mild hop finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrownALEx (279) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Aroma: sweet caramel, slighty malty. Appearance: dark brown with a one finger head. Taste: I get some brown sugar and chocolate. Kind of watery though. Palate: is a little weak, on the thin side. Overall: not the best, not the worst brown I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (4609) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
can. pours hazy and almost cloudy golden-orange, barely brown, with a small light beige cap showing little retention and lacing. plain caramel, some fruitiness - faint peaches, some sweetness - molasses and brown sugar, maple syrup too, almsot artificial, light spicy and earthy notes, hint of metal and fusel. light carbonation, light body - bit sticky, short and bland herbal-grassy finish. weak brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnymusky (274) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Not much to this one malt and caramel flavors are very light....not fantastic but i could pound a sixer no problem.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Could barely tell the difference between their brown, amber and Scottish. All had the same hue, same body, same aroma, same consistency (watery). Nothing memorable here, folks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrSilverworm (6816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12oz single can picked up from Woodstock Wine & Cheese in Michigan for something like $2.50. Split with callipalegic. Mostly clear red orange amber color. Thin off-white head. Leaves some bits of lace. Caramel malt, mild toastiness. Mostly just caramel musty malt in the aroma. Moderate sweet taste, mild bitter. Mild overall. Tastes like it’s bordering an amber ale, rather than a brown. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Slick texture. Pretty average. Not great at all, but not terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Ap - 4 - brown beer with a small head on it. Ar - 7 - nutty, chocolaty, very light coffee smell Taste - 8 - nutty, chocolatey, bready, somewhat bland but very smooth taste Mouth/palate - 3 - light, bland, alc covered, aftertaste is slight nuttiness Overall - 13/20 - good beer, pretty light brown ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (217) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2014
pretty nutty. almost a maple flavor on the back. an old beer.poetry light for a brown ale. smooth and flat

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (499) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Can pour to shaker. Shiny brown. Faint head. Underwhelming caramel, nuts, sweet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ipanoway69 (2) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
This brown is smooth, earthy and easy drink. It has a slightly nutty flavor and was one of my favorites at a recent beerfest. The is the kind of beer you could drink a bunch of.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Nice color white head and nice lacing.Caramel malty flavor with an aftertaste probably due to the can.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrana (471) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Very bland with a slight caramel malt flavor with hints of metal and chocolate and not really any hop presence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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