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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A smooth, full-bodied nut brown ale, lightly hopped with a hint of roasted and crystal malts. This ale is dark in color without the heavy taste of porter or stout.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
Brown color; poor head. Very nice aroma, hoppy; litchee, flowers. Average body, quitre weak and a bit sweet, but the flowery/fruitness (litchee) is still present… Just some caramel. Strange but pleasant (because of the litchee.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1900) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Ok bought in the 22 oz brown bomber..slighly surreal chappy on the label. Very nice appearance..deep garnet red coloured beer..appears brown when held away from the light..great frothy creamy off white head. Aroma is good but a little subdues ,mainly od chocolate malts. Wonderful tasteing brew...very chocolaty ( dark unsweetned)..very nice hop bite at the end, liquorice. Great mouthfeel..creamy and smooth all the way. A very nice and drinkable brown ale..best brown ale i have had in a long time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 16, 2003
bottle-nice appearance, nice aroma, but thin body. this is not one of my fav styles.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Nutty/malty aroma. Sweet roasted flavor with a smooth finish and nutty aftertaste. Little bitterness. Was fairly full bodied but not overpowering in flavor. Better than most thin nut brown ales.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Waponi (3) - USA - NOV 3, 2003 does not count
With a good nose and a nice feel too it I started to enjoy the ale thinking that it should have been a much thicker beer. It's unusual in that it's taste is that of a complex and very hopped beer but it's taste is very thin. Overall it was a good beer but not a great ale. I'll give it an "ehhh".

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Large foamy tan head and ruby-brown body with mild carbonation. Mild aroma of crystal malt and delicate hop spice. Candy malt flavor with a note of mocha. Thin palate. A weak and delicate brown ale. Good because there is no cloying chalky malt buildup but not so good because there is not much flavor here. Commercial description says "full-bodied" and then the bottle is labeled "Light Brown Ale". What the fuh?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2003
Deep brown-red, big head at first. Nose slightly smoky, very malty. Big malts continue over into the flavor. Balanced somewhat by bitterness and a tobacco character, but overly sweet, no real depth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - OCT 13, 2003
This brown was very nutty. Great malty flavor. Just a bit out of balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1468) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Nice deep brown pour with a tan head. A hoppy nose and some malt in the aroma. Good taste. I was impressed with this. However, I consider this closer to a porter. Roasted malt flavor with a hint of coffee. Finished off smoothly. Very impressed!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1152) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Nice dark color with light brown head, slight nose of hops too. Good solid roast flavor with hints of coffee. Nice smooth finish.


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