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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Draft. Very dark brown, almost to a porter level. Nice earthy hop aroma. Hops and balanced malts in the mouth, citrusy and earthy flavors move back and forth, with a bitter finish. Very good for the style, hoppier than was expecting.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2004
pours dark with a thick creamy head. smells nutty and malty. smells almost like rogue hazelnut. taste is smooth. creamy feeling, this is a damn good brown ale. nutty flavor, malty aftertaste. this could almost be a porter. great brew

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 20, 2005
I buy this at Whole Foods in Redwood City. It’s my favorite everyday beer. The dark brownitude is not overpowering, and there’s a nice subtle chocolateyness, but nothing too bitter.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (1858) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2005
probably the best brown ale i have ever had. Poured a dark brown color with a thick slightly off white head which had decent retention. Caramel malts on the nose mixed with some hops and yeast notes. Taste was mildly sweet with caramel it had a slight roasted coffee taste in the background and finished with a mild hop finish. A real smooth drink.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUN 16, 2006
This had a good head.Nice medium brown color.Aroma was a pleasent hops and malt.Very drinkable medium brown.will buy again.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 A nice American brown. Like a hoppy American stout, with only a touch less malt. Very dark, very low carbonation; nutty.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
prone2xs (2) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2006 does not count
I had this at the Yard House in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The Yard House has about 50 beers on tap so it’s a great place to check out new beers.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Awesome American Brown Ale. Rich and malty with roated, nutty undertones. Finishes slightly hoppy and sweet - a real treat!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
verdizzy (17) - - JUL 8, 2012
Pours dark brown with a finger thick off white head. Hazy. Aroma is strong floral hops. Taste is complex. Floral, chocolaty, earthy, slight hops at the end. Mild bitterness and crisp. Love the balance of this beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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