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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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This brown, or dark mild, is a favorite of the brewer. Lots of malt character but no extra sweetness makes this a flavorful brew. Using Marris Otter as the base malt and all English hops make this a true to style brown.
2011 GABF Gold Medal winner for English-Style Mild Ale.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. Malt aroma. Malt and light caramel flavor with light earthiness. Medium-light bodied. Malt and light citrus lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11540) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 19, 2011
A: The pour is almost brown, perhaps dark amber, with a nice khaki head on it. S: Sweet and bready malts lead the way with a nice toasted malt aroma. There’s a hint of nuttiness and sweet milk chocolate. Though it is sweet, there is only a subtle toffee and caramel aroma. T: Heavy on the toasted malts with a slight nuttiness. Sweet toffee undertones as well as a little bit of caramel. Lots of bread flavor with a mild roast flavor. M: Medium in body with a smooth, medium carbonation. O: Was expecting more of an English brown ale, but was pleasantly surprised to get a mild. Nice smooth flavors that are pleasant and easy to enjoy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Tasted at the OB locale the night of the OB Christmas parade. We stumbled upon the parade, and consider ourselves better for it. Beer was lots of caramel and roasted malt. Smooth and mild. Good, not great.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2758) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2010
My least favorite of the PP’s I sampled. Bland aroma and a rather pedestrian taste. Nothing remarkable at all. I guess you have to pick a loser and this is it for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
A pretty damn good brown. Nose was a little boring, hints of cocoa. Taste was smooth, lactic, hint of sweetness, cocoa, a really good brown ale. making the best out of a typically lame style.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Served on tap at Port OB. The appearance is a deeper chestnut brown with not a lot of head. The flavors and aromas are drying roasted malts, some nuts, and some coco powder. Mouth is a little over drying for my liking..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Growler courtesy of snojerk! Thanks dude. Dark brown color, fluffy off white head. Aroma has roasted malts, sweet chocolate and a touch of cream. Flavor is sweet, lightly roasted, some caramel and silky chocolate. Great session brown.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Pours a brown with a. Tan head aroma is nuts barley roast chocolate. Flavor is much the same. Richer than newcastle or other browns.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Medium brown with a frothy beige head. Nose was nutty with a light hop presence. Roasted nutty malts and light grassy hops in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Dark copper brown with a fizzy white head. Roasted malt aroma. Bready slightly nutty tastes with notes of sugar and molasses.


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