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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Welcome to the 1950s! Whitbread brewery in London was once the biggest brewery in the world. However by the 1950s its decline had begun. Their Double Brown is a true post-war British beer: dark, with some roasted malt character, but low body due to the use of completely fermentable brewing caramels, a practice that continues to be a hallmark of British dark ale brewing today. At 5.1% abv, the beer showed that the supply chain for raw materials in post-war Britain was easing, although rationing had only ended in 1954. (This is in reference to one of our previous recreations, a Mild ale from 1945 which was 2.8% abv largely due to barley shortages). This beer is another easy-drinking cracker, which takes you right back to 1950s London and plonks you on a wooden chair in a London pub.Ē


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (308) - - AUG 6, 2014
This was very underwhelming not a very good beer in general. the only aspect of the beer was a lot of malts, not very nutty, or other flavors typically associated with a brown ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2217) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Pours brown from bottle. Some roasty malts and crackers and such. lightly acidic and minor hops bite. Pretty decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjgmd (1408) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with a nice head. Nise is nutty caramel. Taste is nutty with toffee and cream, fairly blah, Finishes on the same tasting notes. Fair at best. Quaff Score 5 / 10

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zgaier (1364) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bomber. Pours a nice red amber with a beige head and aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is similar, of malt, caramel, bread, and biscuit notes with a malty finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2014
22oz bottle. Large beige head atop clear dark brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, caramel, some nut, molasses, light spicy, bread, milk chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nut, some molasses, light roast. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a brown red amber body with thick brown lacing. Aroma is sweet malt beer soaked bread. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of plain college beer. Gross.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Alexey and Refaelaís place. Brown color with reddish hues and a beige head. Aroma of malt, a bit of caramel, nuts and some fruitiness. Dry-ish flavor with light sweetness, malt, a bit of nuts, light fruitiness and a pretty strong earthy and herbal hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3230) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours a dark amber or light-ish brown color with a big fluffy light tan head.

The aroma is nice, leafy & nutty with a mild roastiness and a touch of chocolate but without much sweetness.

The flavor is really something, robust and decently hoppy, rich but not very sweet. Nutty, almost woody, with a nice big bitterness. There is caramel for sure but itís light. The roasty malt and the hops do most of the talking here, both are robust and yet well balanced.

The body is very light, but I donít think it comes across as watery or thin, the carbonation helps Iím sure and this one is fairly lively... Itís an easy drinker thatís for sure.
I really enjoy this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3097) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours crystal clear hazel, large puffy tan head, dissipates slowly leaving big blobs of puffy lacing. Aroma is nutty, malty, toffee, a bit of cardboard. Flavor is malty, truly malty, like malt syrup almost, light sweet with a bit of grassy bitterness, a bit nutty as well. Pretty light bodied, a bit of acid, but otherwise nice enough.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2121) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle with an bottling date of Feb 2014. Four months old isnít bad for a brown. The pour is a slightly cloudy brown to dark brown color leading up to a soft, silky, beige head. Lots of sweet and nutty malts on the nose with a touch of molasses maybe or toffee and a lean crisp hop note. The body is medium and smooth with a lingering bitter finish. The taste is also sweet and nutty. It has all the gold star characteristics of a brown ale.


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