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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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A mild, easy drinking “session” beer with a complex flavor. The chocolate and nutty character is flavorful yet not too heavy. There is very little hop bitterness and the finish is smooth and pleasant.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3696) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Draft in a flight at the brewery. Poured a dark brown with a small head. Very easy and tasty brew, with subtle hints of nuttiness over a warm and great brown ale. One of their better beers.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Reviewed from notes, tasted 12/22/2011 at the brewery - Pours a clear mahogany with a thin white head. taste is mildly bitter. Palate is a bit thin, but expected, considering the 3.8 ABV. Aroma is nutty with a touch of chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2012
on tap 7/13/11 at the brewery. walnuty brown with orange at the edges and a tannish ow head. the aroma is nutty... along with notes of caramel, toast, mild choco and some lemony tartness. the flavor is the same. the tartness shows up on the finish. odd... but tasty. it is quite crisp but i’m sure the lemon is lending a hand....6/4/6/3/13

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Bryson City Brown Ale
Date: October 05, 2010
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, vanilla sweetness, light toasted
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice nuttyness, light toasted character, touch of sweetness brings out the richness of the malt
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: *** /4

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Draft at westville pub. Pours dark brown with a slight, slight hint of toffee and chocolate but you really have to focus really really hard. Slight hint of malt on the tongue. Clean finisher. Just because it’s less than 4% ale means it’s a session ale. It has to have big flavor as well which this is lacking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5155) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of light sour malt and a hinto chocolate. Sour malt and very light chocolate flavor. Light bodied and fizzy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Serving: Draft at the Thirsty Monk. It pours a deep brown color. The nose is light with a touch of caramel. The flavor is thin with vegetal, caramel, and light roasted notes. Lacks body and could use a little more flavor, even for a session brew at this strength. Dry on the back end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2011
CASK! Pours moderate brown with a thin tan head. Surprising carbonation for the cask. Malts and maple or honey? dominate with a nice hop finish. Nice brew. I will drink it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Draft at Brewgrass. Clear dark brown with an off-white head. Rich, nutty, sweet malt aroma. The flavor is sweet and nutty following the aroma closely. Decent Brown Ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4391) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Appearance: Pours a clean, amber-brown body with a sustained, off-white head. Smell: A nose smelling of oven-toasted bread, oven-toasted nuts, and Damson plums (not toasted) with modest backing of fine cocoa powder. Taste: Toasted maltiness with lightly sweet traces of cocoa and brown sugar start things off. A little bit of dark fruitiness felt now and again. Growing nuttiness throughout. Small amount of complimentary hop bitterness. Nutty, dry maltiness on the easy finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Makes for very easy-drinking, especially given the low amount of alcohol within, but it also has scads of flavor. When making a growler purchase after stopping in at the adjacent Across the Trax bar, this was the beer I went with.


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