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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The is a pretty beer almost an amber/brown color. A well balanced beer that is great for the summer months. Unlike the porter, this is the beer that put them on the map.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (490) - - JUL 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-15-12- Poured from bomber into pint glass Appearance – Pours a medium to deep brown color with a billowy off white head. The head fades relatively fast initially but thickens, and fades more slowly over time. It does eventually fade however and leaves a medium amount of lacing. Smell – The smell of this one is quite delicious. It has a nice roasted malt base with sweet toffee accents. Caramel, brown bread, and light coffee aroma are there as well. A wonderful roasty sweet smell. Taste – A sweeter brown sugar and brown bread flavor meet the tongue. These form a base for the taste and are present throughout. Notes of the toffee and caramel come and go as the taste moves on with at the end the taste bittering up ever so lightly; bringing on some more roasted flavors. Mouthfeel – The carbonation level of this brew is a bit on the higher side with the body on the mid to higher side as well. The carbonation level creates a more refreshing style at a little expense to the creamier and roasty flavors of the body. Overall – Very easy drinking with great flavors and aromas.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2174) - New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottled. Brown pour duh. Malty Ness and a bit of hops but pretty thinninsh with some toffee OK but not amazed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (1894) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
On tap at O’Malley’s Pub. Hazy brown body with a medium offwhite head. Hazelnut, caramel notes, coffee notes. Smooth.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RussianDragon (327) - - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle at Mekong, Richmond. Pours a clear brown color with a small but thick white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is mild: hazel nuts and caramel. Flavor is mild and overall weak. Slight lactic tang in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1462) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Copper brown color, a little cloudy, tall head. Nutty aroma, body is a little thin. Pretty good all around

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippieFee (55) - - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle - Hoppy, dry, nutty flavor to this one. For me this is one of my go to favorite beers to drink on a regular basis. I love the slight bit and flavor on this one.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Caramel and stale fruit. Some burned sugar. At least it looked brown... Tried this at the DC beerfest with Jess, Mark, and Matt in 2014.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
355 ml bottle in Vienna, VA. Pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head that lingers. Aroma is molasses, caramel, bread, malty notes. Its pretty light, and the taste is exactly like the aroma, very drinkable, but nothing really stands out to me about this beer. Palate is smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2859) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. Lightly sweet, toasty nutty malt aroma. Clear chestnut with a large off-white head, suspended flocculation. Nutty toasty caramel malt flavor. Body on the light side of medium, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3611) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2014
Pint on tap at Norfolk Tap Room. Clear darkish copper brown with a small topping of cream. Mild aroma of dry cocoa, toast and a touch of citrus. Flavor is toasted nut, caramel, cocoa and a touch of citrus. Light-medium body has medium carbonation and a nice balance.


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