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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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An English style Brown Ale caramel brown in color. Both malty and bready in body with medium bitterness. Dry-hopped with spruce tips.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium brown amber color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate hoppy, spuce. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (060808)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20602) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Deep rubyish amber colour, small bubbly head. Aroma is wooden and perfumed as well as spicy and yeasty. Flavour is hoppy, wooden and mildly yeasty. Aniselike finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
5th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Bittersweet cloudy brown ale. Nothing remarkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2008
Cask at GBBF 2008 ... light brown ... ligth hop ... woody light malts ... sweet hop little lime ..

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Hazy brown, no head. Very perfumed aroma, too woody. Jeez, that’s awful. Way too woody.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Christian (11202) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
Hazy brown with a small off-white head. Herbal almost incense like aroma. Dry and slightly roasted malty flavour with hops and spruce in the background.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2008
Hazy brown with tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with spicy notes. Sweet spycy flavor with roasted malt. Ends bitter.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
Cask conditioned - gravity dospense - GBBF 2008. A slightly murky brown beer. The aroma is sour chocolate with acidity. The taste is more sourness with wood mixed in. By far the worst US beer I had at the fest.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8159) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
Cask, GBBF 08. Hazy brown with a small head. Aromas are dusty with pine. Some woody pine notes and hints of soy. Flavours are bitter green pine with some saltiness. Woody, bitter and smoky with sourness towards the finish. Reasonable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF.
Brown amber colour with a thin beige rim. Spruce, hops and yes, Mr. Silk is right, some frankincense. Plenty of ginger too. Wheaty malt finish. So so.


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