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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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American Brown Ale
A traditional English-style brown ale, but with more body. Its deep brown color comes from a combination of Chocolate and Black malts. Tall, dark and smooth – the perfect cure for the domestic beer blahs.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4808) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2009
12oz bottle. Brown-amber color with a decent head. Malty, sweet aroma. Medium bodied, the taste dark malt dominated, with a light, crisp hop balance. Sweet, roasty, brown(?), nutty, chocolate aftertaste. A pleasant beer, fresh and sessionable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2009
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 Bottle from Total Wine - Midlothian on 04/10/2009. Clear amber brown body with a small off-white head. Sweet nutty and caramel aroma with some pale malt in the background. Sweet nutty and toasty flavor, a very light hint of smoke, and pale malt in the background. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 6/4/7/3/13 - 3.3 Bottle coutesy of Butters on 08/12/2008. Slightly hazy brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Caramel, nuttiness, and light roasted malt aroma. Sweet nutty flavor, light chocolate hints. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 6/4/6/3/11 - 3.0

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Poured dark brown with a light malt aroma. Taste of roasted malt, caramel with some nuttiness to it. Typical brown ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CoachJT (35) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Draft at a wedding reception. Light brown color, nice nutty aroma. Light chocolate and coffee taste. Nicely balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 12 oz. Unclouded chestnut. Large sticky head hangs around and leaves cobwebs of lace on the pint. Aromas of berries, cream and cocoa. Tastes of tart berries dipped in dry cocoa, with light coffee and char on the finish. Near-medium body is tingly, a little too fizzy and well-dried with roasted malt on the finish. I think it was a tad bit infected, but very interesting anyway.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2008
12oz. Pours a light clear brown with a fluffy off-white head. Nose isn’t much to speak of, mostly bread malts. Body is an interesting combination of bitter chocolate and more bread malts. Touted as a "newcastle on steroids", I don’t quite see it as that but it could be a session brown ale for some people.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4497) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Sweaty, hoppy aroma and clear brown. Nice balance, good hopping, roast. Nuts and coffee in the finish.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Not impressed with this brown. It didn’t have the body and sweetness I would expect from a brown.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Butters (3895) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Terrific muddled brown pour with good cream head. A hint of sour , raisin, almost a barlywine aroma. Cloying on the palate. Flavor is biscuity and a little vegetal.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4923) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Slightly hazy ruby & copper tinted amber coloured body with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, anise, cloves, yeast and a bit of sweet fruits - pretty nice for the style, actually! Medium-body; Soda sweetness with a chewy maltiness coupled with a bitter nut flavour. Aftertaste shows alcohol, metallic bitterness and a tiny twang of sweetness, but not much. Overall, the look and smell are great, it’s just the taste that disappoints. I probably wouldn’t recommend this, but it isn’t an absolutely horrible beer by any means. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Durham, North Carolina on 31-August-2008, sampled a day later at home in Washington.


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