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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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Made with traditional brewers malt, with a touch of crystal and chocolate malts. Slight nutty undertone, with a mild bite at the end. Hopped with Mt. Hood and Cascades.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
First off, I most likely had a bad/old bottle. The label was just "Brown Ale" not the current "Ka-Bar Brown Ale" designator. Thus the slight sourness was likely abnormal. Malty aromas with notes of dark bread, brown sugar, and a touch of smoke. Deep, deep brown (bordering on black) with no head. Some of the malt characteristics, with a slight sourness akin to a Flander’s Brown ale. Medium to medium light in body with a slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hman43 (409) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2014
It was brown in color with lacing. It’s aroma was not that strong. It has a strong roasted taste. The roasted after taste was abnormally strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
To style, this is a textbook example of a brown. Fantastically balanced and easy drinking but packed with flavor. Brown sugar, light chocolate and laid back hop profile deliver a beer that would be great alongside a pub grub. Substantial enough for hearty beer dishes but light enough for delicate fish dishes. Damn good. I look forward to trying more from this brewery. Pours a clear dark auburn with a small ring of beige head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LuckyDog (364) - - OCT 20, 2014
Smooth and roasted. Very drinkable. A little malty. Good lacing. No hop bite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1359) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Ka bar brown ale is a hazy red brown liquid with a small head of off white bubbles. nose is a faint hint of caramalized sugar. Taste is a mild amount of hop with a nice roasted malt presence. Body is just slightly silky. finish is good roasted malt bitters. a nice brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2014
By far one of the best domestic brown ales. Nice roasted pecan/almond/peanut kind of thing going on here, though subtle. Lovely clear caramel color with traces of caramel sweetness, but again, surprisingly subtle. Let it grow on you. Worth repeating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3637) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
On draft at the Pangea Tavern in Avon NC. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of chocolate. Smooth slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Ka-Bar is a good brown ale. Poured with a minimal head, but it soon laced on the edge. Malty aroma, not too strong. Color was a ruby-brown, very nice. Taste was malty and nutty, with a great aftertaste. Very soft and mild in the mouth. I will be drinking a lot more of these!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. Shared by Whitney and a rep for the brewery. Nose is light sour malt, lightly nutty, brown sugar, semisweet cocoa. Flavor is similar. Lightly bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eRock_2013 (275) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
A nice brown ale, roasty and malty. Not much hop presence that I distinguished, but that's not a negative point. The aroma was actually the highlight for me, strong and flavorful. Appearance was very dark brown, not much head but good lacing. A bit too light-bodied, but still enjoyable. Seems like it may be a good food-pairing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4145) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours a deep amber brown with a murky quality and ruby tint. One or two fingers of light tan head. Nose shows a nice round malt sweetness and subtle earthy, toasty, and grainy notes. Flavor has a touch of minerality and acidity to it. Malt character is a touch dusty with notes of cacao. Light acidity/carbonation.

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