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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 (799) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2483) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Orange highlights. Brown yet attractive. Lace and some retention. Grainy malty start almost porterish. Clean and nice mouthfeel. Some body to it. Light finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
On tap at VCBW Festival, pours a deep dark brownish amber with a medium white head. Aroma brings out toasted malts and toasted nuts. Flavour is quite deep, with toasted nuts, dry cocoa and toasted malt. Well-balanced and actually quite deep for a brown. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
N3lson1 (467) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Drank this at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport on tap poured into an odd rocks/pilsner glass... Pours a nice magohany, brown color with light beige head. Aromas of roasted malts and a flavors of roasted malts a good beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1230) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Pours a deep chestnut brown color with a true nut and malt aroma. Taste is clean, simple, but yet complex. Flavor of brown malt, chocolate, and coffee. A slight hint of sweetness, caramel,and , molasses. This beer was very enjoyable with light bitterness in the aftertaste and good overall smooth flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibrubeer (190) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 21, 2015
Draft @ RDU Indigo. Low aroma, a little sweetness. Dark brown color, white head, dissipates quickly. Taste is pretty sweet. Didn’t notice any hop bitterness. Med bodied. Overall, a pretty good American Brown. Not really my style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (380) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
Can from Whole Foods Market in GA. Aroma is sweet, toasted malts, chocolate. Taste is a touch of hops with a nice malt underbelly. Very balanced...reminded me of something (anything) from Anchor

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cutitoutdave (67) - - APR 17, 2015
Pours dark brown with tan head from draft. Malty caramel sweet aroma with notes of raisins and plums. Peppery hop bitterness. Fairly full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice beer overall complex flavors and drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1357) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2015
Can. Pours brown with a large off-white head. Smells of sweet malts, alcohol, and leaves. Taste is sweet malts, nuts, and banana. Yum.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (12590) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Keg at Jack Of The Wood, Asheville, 16/02/15. Chestnut brown with a decent light beige covering. Nose is toffee, biscuit, light chemical notes, cocoa powder. Taste comprises biscuit malt, toffee, nutty, light fruit rinds, cocoa rub. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light bitter trace. Whelming affair.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
Old rating. Pretty standard brown. Nutty, some fruitiness, some milk chocolate, pretty sweet. Okay.


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