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RATINGS: 719   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Didn't have the harsher flavor I am used to in a brown ale. Pretty dark brown in color without the heavy taste. Very drinkable all night as it does not sit heavy either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Bottled Dec. 2002, 22oz bomber. This brew was dying to get out of this bottle, cap nearly shot into space. Deep brown with sizable head, light retention and only minimal lacing. This didn't detract from enjoyment. Lots of carbonation in this bottle yet smooth and crisp. Aroma is super malty and sweet. Smells great in fact and reminds me of a good German Dunkel. This Brown's easily better than Newcastle in my opinion and has improved since the last time I had it a couple years ago. Flavor is malty and nutty and body is light yet completely enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2003
These brown Ales are starter Ales, and when you like High IBU's or flavorful Belgians, Brown's just remind me of Ice Tea beer for some reason. This is a good ale smooth ,nutty, sweetly malty. A good transition beer for the BMC drinkers, a beer I should have rated early more than after 300. Overall nothing stands out of nothing offensive, throw a few bottles of these out at a party and they might be a hit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Dark in color with some body.Smells nutty.tastes like a stout.Finish is clean with very little aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JUN 16, 2003
Poured out of bottle, 6/16/03. Dark brown, thin-looking pour with very slight head and thin lacing-- looks almost like a cola soft drink, albeit with a touch of red to it. Scent of honey, lots of sweet roasted malts. Wish the scent were a little stronger, but it's very springy, very inviting. Body is expectedly thin, quite smooth as well. Flavor is of dark roasted malts, but not very strong, and a tingly feel of carbonation makes it seem like a great stout that's been watered down by tonic water. Still a decent beer, as the finish is deliciously subtle, warm, and nutty. Not a bad one, but not a great-great either.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Dark Brown color. Little head with a creamy sweet flavor. Smooth and refreshing to drink.Nice bitter hoppy finish. A solid brown

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2003
Rather "run of the mill" for a brown.....appearance was normal, deep brown in color, coarse bubbles. Mouthfeel was very crisp, I like a smoother brown though. Flavor was sharp, almost sour in the finish....not especially bad, just not what I look for in a brown.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 1, 2003
Bottle. Standard sweet, malty nut-brown flavoring and aroma. Weak mouthfeel, off-finish that's a little bit on the sour/bitter side in a place where a hearty roastiness would feel better.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2003
I've never really liked Brown Ales, I'll admit up front. This one seems, in many ways, typical. It looked fine in the glass, but no head to speak of. Very little presence in the mouth, and a slightly watery body. A surprisingly nice hop bitterness in the finish. Not bad, of course, but not on par with Lost Coast's other offerings.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2003
Very dark brown, almost black. Just a wee bit o' head. A slightly sweet aroma. Taste is a little of roasted malt. It has a good flavor but is not so overwhelming as to demand you to only drink one a night. I think this could be a grand session beer.


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