Rock Bottom Arlington Ballston Brown
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A classic Southern English-style Brown with a medium body and subtle hints of roast and chocolate malt flavor. This beer is brewed with traditional mild English hops that balance the complex malt characteristic.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2004
A nice brown ale, nothing special. Comparable to Newcastle, but maybe with a tiny bit more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40428) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and light breadish to caramelish. Roasted malty and dry caramelish into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a moderate brown color with a light tan head. Small amount of lacing. Nose brings slight nuts and a bit of light chocolate. Some sweet malt and a little bit of caramel. The flavor is lighter amounts of dark malt as well as hints of dark chocolate, mild roast, and some nutty characteristics. Medium mouthfeel. A nicely done brown ale. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-24-2010

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Tap. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy ivory head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate), light hops (woody), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate), light hops (woody), and light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Medium body, warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - OCT 16, 2010
Tap ad brewhouse. Clear dark mahogany brown with a small off-white head. Doesnt smell like much. The flavor exhibits a solid nut quality, some woodyness, and a pleasant and surprising hop bite on the end. Slightly dry hoppy finish. Solid, simple session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2010
On tap at Rock Bottom Arlington on 09/26/2010. Clear dark brown body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet nutty and earthy malt aroma with light roast. Sweet nutty and roast flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Draft at RB Arlington. Pours a deep brown with crimson highlights. Nose is sweet and cocoa with a kiss of roast. No hop presence in nose. On taste, full bodied, though flavor is lacking. Itís sweet, as expected, but lacks depth. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (7307) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2010
16oz bottle. Relatively decent brown ale. Relatively clear brownish color with a small head. Aroma is mellow, touch of roasted character. Flavor is also mild, slight malt roasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2009
On tap at Rock Bottom. Pours a just hazy brown with a medium sized dark beige head. Nice nutty toasted malt aromas. A touch thin, some malt and roast. Finishes with a little bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (5693) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Location: Made a trip to the Arlington Rock Bottom the same day I saw The Dark Knight

Overall Impression: Itís a decent brown, but it just doesnít bring a ton of excitement to the table, I think itís better then the Brown Bear Brown...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Sampled on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel and bitter, leafy hops. Taste is very dry with nutty notes, caramel and bitter hops. Medium bodied. Best beer of the visit.

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