Rock Art Brown Bear Ale
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A malty, lightly hopped English style ale inspired by the browns from across the "great pond". Brewed with pale, crystal, carapils, mild, chocolate malts; and East Kent Golding hops to balance this delicious beverage.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Draft at deegans pub. Im guessing this is the rock art brown ale they had on tap. Pours a dark brown color with a decent sized off white head. Head stays through out. Nose is faint, but contains some sweet notes and a little bit of roast flavors. Palate is thin and fizzy. Flavors are sugary, light caramel and some nut notes. Fairly plain and simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Pours a clear, chestnut brown colour with a creamy 1-finger tan head. It has a nutty and toasted malty aroma that is mild and rather one-dimensional. The flavour is equally simple, a bit under-hopped even for a brown ale and more chocolaty than nutty. There are some notes of dried fruits. The palate is a thin, fizzy and the finish short. They need up the intensity on this one. There is not enough substance here, even for a traditionally mild style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5727) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Deep dark brown coloured body with a large tan head. Aroma of nuts, malt and very little else. Medium-bodied; Strong pungent raisins and nutmeg in the taste with malt and yeast rounding out the flavours. Aftertaste shows a bit more promise than most browns - this has some sugars and isnít overly nutty. Overall, a better-than-average brown that should be sampled by those who donít like nuts in their browns. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Oliverís Beverage in Albany, New York on 29-September-2007.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
mrant (330) - New York, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Smells very malty. Pours a darkish brown with a very fizzy head. Taste is incredibly weak and watery with just a hint of beer. Tastes like beer-flavored water.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
McGarnigle (624) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Picked up a bomber; I hadnít heard of this before. Looks like dark tea or flat cola; the head didnít last. Thinnish body, moderate fizz. Malty, not hoppy, with some molasses or something. Finishes dry at the back of the roof of the mouth. Not bad. Iíd drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Pours a nearly clear amber brown with a moderate off-white head that faded to a thin ring fairly quickly. Very light aroma of malt and fresh cut grass. Flavor is extremely light with some caramel and brown sugar noted. I did not detect any influence from the hops. Thin, watery body. I just picked up several Rock Art beers to sample and I hope this is not typical of their lineup.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (2079) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2007
Light roasted malt aroma. Amber color a little on the light side. Small tan head. Sweet malty start with a tangyness to the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - APR 17, 2007
Bleh. Typical brown pour, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is nut, coffee, chocolate, roast, darker fruits, caramel, light hops. Very light bodied, somewhat sour. Well, at least itís just not íanotherí brown ale. This one is worse. Difficult to get the will to finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Some maltiness to it along with caramel and grain. Not much of an aroma. Thin on the palate as well. Average at best. Had it on tap at the GLP.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Draft at DRE. Dark coppery brownish pour wirh aroma of heavy vinous fruit, some brown sugar, and some caramel malt. The flavor is slightly brown sugary and caramelly, but is dominated by a tart vinous low end krieky element. It gets a bit sour as it warms.

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