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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Unfiltered, dry hopped, strong use of custom roasted malts, medium dark color.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14999) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Draught at the brewpub, 6% ABV
Cloudy dark amber color. The aroma is lightly dusty; the mouthfeel is slightly less dry than the other beers here; malt and caramel flavor, a bit roasty, lightly ashy, with correct bitterness.
Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Tap at the brewery 11/29/13

Dark pour, heavy caramel and cocoa and spices, fairly sweet. This comes off as a winter warmer, not as a (British) brown ale -- I had to take a sip of my father’s Tannenbaum ale to be sure that this wasn’t a mistake. Not a mistake, the Tannenbaum is a different and somewhat hoppier combination of heavy caramel and spices. I would have called this at 7.5 ABV, not 5.2. Decent but oh so sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3389) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
This was a draft pour at the brewpub. Came a brown color with a small off-white head and moderate lacing. Nose of roasted malts. Medium body and smooth creamy moutthfeel Flavor is roasted caramel malts with nuts. Light bitter fihish. Very easy drinking and tasty. Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2011
Rich and tasty brown ale, but far too sweet for me. This was like a dessert beer (it was hard for me to even finish the taster). The beer is loaded with sticky-sweet caramel, and it has lesser notes of bread, toffee and brown sugar. Worty. Mild bitterness (not nearly enough to counteract all that sweetness). Some pleasant spicy notes in the background. Overall, it’s a tasty beer, but it’s just too sweet and unbalanced.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Was expecting more. Not as heavy as I would have liked for a brown. Blahhhh

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Brown Ale--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.75 / 5.0) Unfiltered. Rich hazy coffee brown color. Spicy front for Brown Ale. Light chocolate flavor in rich malty body thick with floral sediment. Roasted and frothy. Balanced sweetness. Creamy smooth end. Sampled 3/16/2000. Brown Ale--Brown Banner--2003-A 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV? (4.5 / 5.0) Flat mild lace head. Cloudy dark amber red brown color. Mild cocoa floral hop front. Smooth creamy light toasted mild sweet doughy caramel cocoa body. Earthy crusty clean smooth mild hop citrus end. Sampled 11/29/2003. Brown Ale--Red Banner--2003-B 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV? (4.25 / 5.0) Slightly hazy rich mahogany red brown color. Light mild lace head. Malty mild toasted cocoa hop front. Creamy smooth mellow doughy mild toasted light sweet fruit chocolate nut body. Clean mild hop end. Sampled 12/22/2003.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 05, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: cloudy brown, creamy beige head, scattered lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, nice nutty character
Flavor: sweet nutty flavor, touch of chocolate, light caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2009
Tap@Brewpub. Nutty aroma with a hint of smoke. Hazy, brown colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, light bitter, malty, nutty, bitter finish. Medium body, lightly warming. Flavourful, nice balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16932) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a malty nutty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty nutty caramel flavor with some hints of chocolate. Has a malty finish with some nutty hints in the aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Nutty, malt aroma on this brown pour. Sweet, good nut, malt flavor. A smooth and decent drinkable brown ale.


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