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A temptress that will seduce you, but leave your wallet feeling empty. Sweet Josie is crafted in the American Brown style. This is a complex beer balancing a nice hop bitterness with a generous amount of chocolate and aromatic malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (384) - - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 a decent brown ale, overall. am somewhat suprised that it scored as high as it did here, but perhaps i am hung up on the style. I am probably more inclined to enjoy a light porter than a brown ale. no explaining it. had on tap at Lillys pizza in durham. pours a transparent brown with a bit of lacing on top. mouthfeel is light but taste is reminiscent of darker beer- chocolate, earthiness, malt. some hops but have to sort of close your eyes and use your imagination. actually paired decently with the mushroom pizza- all that earthy goodness working together. good. enjoyable. 6/24/2014 On tap at Benís Tune up. Better than I remembered. And one of the only brown ales I will happily drink a pint of. Nice deep brown color with red hues. Nice weight to it as well- like a light porter. Still a bit sweet and malty, but some hop presence balances it out. Really good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On tap at The DIstrict Rooftop Bar. Pours a dark chestnut brown. Aroma is earthy with some wet coffee ground notes and cocoa. More earth and bitter than roasty and malty. Full body with moderate bitter coffee sting. It works overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3768) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 23, 2013
draft in charleston, light sweet brown ale, sweetiush caramel flavors, with not much else, very lightly hopped, cheap to make, and ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (781) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
12oz bottle pours a brown color with a small off white head. Aromas of roasted malt, light chocolate. Medium bodied, pretty good brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (345) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours topaz brown and clear with a decent beige white head that hangs awhile. Aroma is cocoa malt. Taste is malt chocolate. Milk taste too. Very mild hops on the back and some alcohol and bitter. Smooth drinking brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkoch (47) - USA - JUL 6, 2013
Nice American style brown ale. A bit higher alcohol. Chocolate notes. The description mentions hop bitterness but I don't taste it. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 Aroma is a bit nutty, taste is nice, not hoppy which we donít like. Not chocolate, even though it says so. Itís cheaper then Highlands Gaelic and at least a tie if not tastier. Oh and....higher alcohol content for that fun evening! Really, this is a fantastic beer at a great price. Go to beer for us! Update: This has become our favorite go-to beer. Stood the test of time for months now. Great taste at a great price. Weíve had many pricier beers that have left us looking for our Josie. Sheís hard to beat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3786) - - JUN 29, 2013
clear brown with a large tan head. cocoa, roast, coffee aroma. robust little brown ale with a cocoa, milk chocolate, fudge thing going on. light bittering hop. a bit chalky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Typical American Brown. Light roast and hop flavors. Easy drinking but otherwise not too much going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4391) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

I see where they attempted a printed on "best before" date, but, unfortunately, itís smudged off. A teeny bit of lacing present.

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown body with a medium-small, soft-looking, light beige head.

Smell: Deep toast, roast, oven-roasted nuts with chocolate and touches of molasses and blackened caramel. Quite malty. Only offset by some slight, fruity esters.

Taste: Youíve got your roast, your heavy toast, your charred nuts, and your chocolate powder, with accents of burnt caramel and molasses. Itís a brown ale. Lightly estery. Moderately sweet. A little hop flavor beyond the malts, with a little bitterness showing that plays well with the nuttiness and roasty tones. Drying, malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Easy drinking, (dark side of) malty brown ale.

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