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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Brewers Special is a robust brown ale full of malt character. The deep, bronze body awaits the discerning drinker below a substantial foamy, light tan head. As it’s name suggests, this is no ordinary Brown Ale. At 6.6% ABV this beer is a testament to the craft of the American Brewer. The noticeable strength is balanced by an impressive malt backbone from imported Maris Otter barley, the complex flavor profile comes from a combination of crystal, victory and roasted malts while the hopping rate for this ale (33 IBU’s) ensures that the malts don’t overpower but retain the upper hand while vying with the persistent alcohol to ensure a consistently pleasurable experience to the bottom of the glass. So beware, this Special Brown ale is deceptively easy drinking for its strength!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1145) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
July 3rd, 2013 - This brown ale from New English Brewing has a great scent, but less in the flavor. The aroma is boozy and sweet smelling, filled with raisins and deep malt and a little chocolate and fig, but the taste is surprisingly empty. There’s some malts and a tuned balance with the sugars, and the heavy body is pleasant. But the overall taste is generic, and falls in line with many brown ales before it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (7123) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Amber coloured and clear. Has an off-white head. Sweet, toasted aroma, notes of nuts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9250) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
Klares dunkel orangebraunes Bier mit einer ordentlichen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, fruchtig, hopfig. Geschmack schokoladig, Karamell, Vanille, leicht herb.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (5136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
light malty aroma,red, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, light dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bamsen78 (3710) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle @ First Official Randers Tasting. Pours clear ruby / copper brown with small off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel and fruit, with notes of hops. Bitter, hoppy flavour with sour hints and weak malty and nutty touches. Bitter aftertaste. Too sour. Nothing to write home about.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11131) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Average moderate bitter flavor. Oily palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13359) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at wpbf. Brown color, small off-white head. Sweetish caramel, a bit of licorice in the nose. Medium-bodied. Salty flavor, toasted with some caramel and alcohol. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6893) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
65 cl bottle @ wPBF III.
Pours clear dark orange-brown color with a medium sized head. Some fruits and nuts on the nose, faint chocolate and toasted malts. Nutty malty flavor, some caramel and distant cocoa notes. Medium carbonation. Decent sweet Brown Ale.
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21545) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottled@wPBFIII. Coppery brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is nutty, some wooden notes as well as some toffee and mild dry wooden sourness to it. Flavour is nutty, bready, some wooden and mild earthy notes. Wellbalanced.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (20446) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Bottled at Petalax Beer Festival. Clear mahogany colour, small head. Fruity, caramelly nose. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded, somewhat oily mouthfeel. Caramel, vanilla and butter. Some cocoa powder. Mid bitter finish. Unexciting.


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