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Phillips Ancient Brown Ale

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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Brown Ale
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 2.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
British Columbia’s old-growth rainforests are world renowned for their grandeur and beauty. They have provided those of us fortunate enough to grow with them a home, place to camp and explore. Let’s help the Ancient Rainforest Alliance save our rainforests and protect them for future generations to come. All proceeds from the sale of this ale go to the Ancient Forest Alliance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2012
(650ml bottle) Pours a lasting, creamy beige head atop a deep mahogany body. Nose is rather attractive - somewhat a sour porter with the ash base. Oddly thin. Strange taste - starts as cigarette butt water and glides into a tart lactic finish. Sad, so much promise. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPod; and powered by RateBeer.com, the world’s largest and most accurate beer database.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2011
650mL bottle, pours a very dark brown with a quarter inch of tan head. Aroma is very malty, with caramel malts, brown sugar, molasses, roasted malt and light nuts - very pleasant on the nose. Flavour is dominated by metallic notes though, sadly, with a bit of roasted malt, caramel, toasted bread and toasted nuts coming through. Sort of a chemical-like aftertaste as manuchampions points out. Drinkable, but not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
Pours a very dark brown verging on black with a stiff, slowly shrinking tan head. Aroma is slightly roasted malt, light nuttiness, caramel and cocoa. Mouthfeel is a tad watery. Taste is sadly dominated by a metallic note, with light roasted malt, caramel and worrying buttery, chemical after taste. This beer is so new surely it isn’t infected? Yep, there’s a not pleasant note at the end that ruins any lingering maltiness. Not good considering how wonderful it looked in the glass. .

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