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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17224) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
Draft @ Capital Ale House, Richmond, VA. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some nutty hints. Hasa fruity malty caramel nutty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13040) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2012
Draft at the source. Clear brown color (duh), small but thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of hazel nuts and caramel. Taste is decently balaced with a hint of light spice. Medium to light body. On style but safe.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11595) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Small off-white head, clear light brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, nutty. Taste is medium sweet, light nutty, malty, fnish with light roasty. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2007
on tap-pours an off white head and dark copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel/smoky. Taste is smoky peat, medium malt-caramel. Secondary flat hops bite. OK carbonation. From 2.9, to with food 3.4

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/17/1997
Source: Brewfest, Richmond VA

light brown, thin head, sweet malt aroma, slightly nutty, sweet malt flavor, good amount of chocolate malt, slight hint of bitterness
-------- /> Date: 06/25/1999
Score: ii to i+

watery and boring
-------- /> Date: 07/14/2006
Mode: draft
Source: brewery
Score: i+ to ii

clear brown, thine beige head, nice lace, nutty chocolate aroma and flavor, yeasty biscuit character

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Draft... ODBF2006... Clear, amber ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Malty nose with some nice, light chocolate notes. The flavor is chocolatey as well. A tad on the sweet side of balance. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes chocolatey and mildly bitter. Did I get around to saying anything about this brew being chocolatey at all?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
22oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a medium and hazy brownish color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, caramel, and some toasted malts. Tastes of stronger caramel, nuts, and some orange. Starts of sweet and ends in a light hop and almost tart finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8797) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a chestnut-brown with creamy, long lasting head. Malty aroma. A hint of hops in the end, but mainly a caramel-ish taste. Smooth and not as full bodied as I would like for a brown ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (8783) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle thanks to Robert. Pours clear brown. Nose and taste of malt, caramel, cocoa and nuts. Lightish body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8516) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
On draught at Blue Sky Cafe in the Newport News airport. The beer pours a clear mahogany-brown color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted nuts and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of grainy malt, nuts and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.


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