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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium brown with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that pretty much lasted throughout and had some fair streaky lacing. The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, an earthy hop and a light leathery yeast with notes of milk chocolate, a mild coffee odor, a touch of caramel and a bit of nuttiness. The taste was nice and malty and a bit nutty with a hint of chocolate in the beginning and then a pronounced hoppiness took hold with hints of coffee and maybe a little brown sugar towards the end. The flavor hung around for an average amount of time after the swallow letting the hoppy malt taste linger for a little while. Mouthfeel was just about medium in body with the texture being quite creamy and a tad dry with an almost prickly carbonation. Overall a fantastic Brown Ale that had just the right amount of bitter sweetness and a surprising hoppiness at the end.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (2992) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
Not huge. Comes together ok. Pours clear mahogany with good head and lacing. Some sweetened malt. Very light roast. Finishes with light bitterness. Tap at DC Beer festival.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2350) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2014
6 pack from the inlaws. Thanks for booking me up with some sweet Carolina brew. Nuts and caramel and toffee. Crisp clean flavors with a light pepper bite. Bit of citrus on the finish. Good body good presence.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3289) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2014
Mahogany body with a ring of head. Thin brown malt aromatic nuances waft off the glance and are spiced with a pinch of walnut. Medium to thin bodied. Walnut and brown malt flavors dominate. Dry, beery underpinning with nut bitterness throughout. Sweet candi malt on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2014
Dark brown with a beige head. The aroma contains some chocolate and toffee. The flavor is a bit dry with more chocolate and toffee. A bit of sour grapes in the finish. Overall an ok brown but nothing special,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
On tap at Closed for Business. Pours a dark brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, sweet hazlenut, sweet malt. Flavor of roasted malt, light coffee/hazelnut notes, chocolate, sweet finish. Pretty decent brown, slightly more complex than your average example of the style. On the roastier side, almost a light porter. 6/4/7/4/14 (3.5/5)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mojoman (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Tap at Flying Saucer; dark brown and nice lacing. Malty brown that delivers a well balanced brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1394) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Tap: clear brown with red hues and a tan head. Aroma of brown sugar and nuts and malts. Sweet flavored of cola and a little bitterness. Solid brown ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (955) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle. Medium brown with a medium head. Aroma is slight chocolate with hints of roasted grains. Taste is a nutty chocolate flavor. Good stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (1756) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle from Village Wine and Spirits in Athens. Minimal roast malt nose, some chocolate. Medium dark brown, tan head. Light roast malt initial / a touch of hopping in mid / not much more. Thin body. Bland. Fairly boring. Drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutz2jm (31) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Best out of the tap like most beers. This brown ale is up there with the best available. Light Chocolate and coffee flavors bring this beer to high level of deliciousness! You will not be disappointed with this beer!


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