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RATINGS: 735   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4843) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Dark brown in colour with a thick light brown head. Subtle aroma of roasted malt, nuts and a tiny bit of both chocolate and coffee. Medium-bodied; Strong initial flavour of nuts, malt and that slight coffeeness. Aftertaste very subdued anly showing a tiny bit of the malt and hardly any of the other flavours. Overall, a good beer...actually good for the style-most closely related with a porter aside from the currently categorised brown ale. I bought this twelve ounce bottle at The Fresh Market in Knoxville, Tennessee.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 23, 2003
Dark brown with a good head that quickly recedes, but leaves nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is mostly roasted malts, there is some really nice hop flavor in the taste. Great brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Brown, almost opaque with a medium tan head and nice lacing. Nice roasted malts, light hops and bitter chocolate in the aroma. Sweet and bitter, chololate, nuts, almost porter-ish in character. Medium body and easy carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Opaque brown beer, almost black, with a quickly dying toffee head. There's a definite roasted nut aroma here, and an unsurprising nut flavor to go with it. It's a bit light on the mouth, perhaps, but otherwise an excellent American nut brown.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5331) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
The front of the bottle says this is a "Light Brown Ale". However, this pours dark brown with a shade of red in the mix. Almost no head on this. I hope it's not flat. This has a malty nose but also some hops. It has an industrial smell to it. Like a medicinal hop scent. Not really pleasant or appetizing. The taste redeems the aroma. Sweet malted tongue with hints of chocolate and coffee along with a few hops. The aftertaste is a little bittersweet, but still pleasant. Worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Not much to talk about on this one, good but not great. This had a fairly dark brown color, and it does not sit heavy. Medium head and not very bitter at all. I am still partial to Sam Smiths Nut Brown ale though.

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 (353) - 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.


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