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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.


3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11440) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Draft. Crystal clear dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, some milk chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some caramel, light plum. Light-medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell, London during the Pizza Port tap takeover. Pours clear, dark brown with a fine, tan cream head. Toasted brown bread aroma with light cocoa, burnt leaves, earth and hints of roasty coffee. Light to medium sweet flavor with moderate coffee character, burnt toasty bread, more leaves, mild earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Light burnt toast and earth to finish, some moderate toasty sugars, faint cocoa. Very drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10735) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a clear chestnut-brown body with a small, just off-white head. Aromas are nutty, maple, brown sugar and light chocolate. All malt. Flavors are nutty, almond, mildly roast, brown sugar, decently dry, creamy, somewhat substantial carbonation. Really solid brown!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
GABF. Brown pour, light tan head. Lots of roasted nuts, dark bready malts and toffee in the nose. Sweet up front flavor with a light muted hop flavor. Some good dark toasted bread flavors. Nice for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Pours hazy brown with a thin, off white head that leaves some lace. Smells lightly sweet with some roasted malts and light chocolate. Tastes of sweet, roasted malts, some nuttiness, and maybe a hint of chocolate. Dash of dishwater on the finish. Medium body, good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - 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.

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.


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