Philadelphia Broadcaster Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
How do you honor the 20th anniversary of an internationally embraced, beloved Philadelphia institution like WXPNs World Cafe? Brew a beer, naturally. Working with David Dye, the man at the heart of World Cafe, Philadelphia Brewing Co is proud to present - Broadcaster Brown Ale; a medium-bodied, deep red-brown hued ale brewed with American hops and oats along aromatic German dark malts. Just like World Cafe, Broadcaster Brown Ale is both satisfying, and contemplative; with a silky malt sweetness, the complex flavors of kilned German malts, and the dry finish of our American hops. Raise a glass of Broadcaster Brown Ale, catch a bit of David Dyes groove, and say Cheers! To another 20 years of World Cafe! Alcohol Content: 5.0 abv IBUs: 35 Color: Deep Ruby-Brown Hops: Bravo, Centenial, Cascase Dry Hops: Amarillo, Cascade Malts: Two-row Pilsner, Dark Munich, CaraMunich, Carafa , Oats

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Draft at Railroad Street. Pours medium brown with khaki head. Nose is earthy caramel malt, brown sugar, hops. Tastes earthy malty, with notes of nuts, toffee, and solid backup hops. Decent complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
On tap at the house of 1000 beers, pours dark brown/reddish coloring. Aroma of roasted caramel, malts and hops, pretty nice smell. Well balanced brown ale, hoppy, citrus and floral hops, balanced malty backbone. Medium body, hop/bitter finish. Clean crisp taste, worth trying!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2011
On tap at the house of 1000 beers. Darker brownish clear and nice loolking. head fades fast. Hoppy aroma, makes me think this is some kinda ipa or black ipa. First tatse is medium hops and then it builds to an annoying bittier ipa bite. Never reaches douple ipa territiory but fer sure ti must be an ipa or rye pa or sumthin. Green grapefruit rind finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2892) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Clear chestnut brown pour thin beige creamy head...... Aroma is nutty and little roasted and some bitter citrusy hops ..... taste is of caramel malts, bitter citrusy and floral hops with a nutty roasted edge to it ... the flavors balance well as it warms leaving a simple sessionable nutty roasted bitter hoppy brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Draught at CAH: Aroma of malt, brown sugar, and a hint of caramel. Poured brown/very deep amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, brown/tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, caramel, and some oats. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, nut, caramel, slight hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, citrus, rye, brown sugar, and light floral hops. Taste of caramel, nuts, oats, toast, and light piney hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2011
I sampled a pint of this at the Craft Ale House. The beer poured a dark bronze color with a reddish hue and a thick brown head. The head left a nice lace around the sides of the glass. The body was fairly thick and full-bodied. I got lots of roasted malt flavor, but along with it came a huge profile of dry and spicy hops. The beer was very well-balanced and delicious. I also tasted some sweet caramel malt with some rye bread flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Thin brown color with a small tan head. Wow. This is a hoppy brown ale. Lightly sweet malts, some toast, citrus, grapefruit, spicy aroma. Mought feel is quite harsh- high carbonation and biting hops. A very bitter finish. Flavor has a light malty sweetness, grapefruit, citrus, spice- much like a American strong ale in terms of bitterness and hopping. Not what I expected but once I recovered from the initial shock and settled in to a couple pints I really came around on this one. Good brew.

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