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RATINGS: 753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 160   ABV: 5.35%
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The Brown Ale is a traditional beer related to the first beers ever brewed commercially. Brewed with an interesting blend of malts, including pale two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Maris Otter malt, Caramel, Munich, and roasted Carafa malts, the Brown Ale shines with a deep mahogany luster. The malt flavor is complex and deep as well, with notes of biscuit, nut, and caramel. With moderate hop bitterness, a deep malt body, and a fruity ale fermentation character, the Samuel Adams Brown Ale satisfies the soul and doesn’t overwhelm the tongue.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Ruby brown color with a one finger, off-white head. Smell is sweet, mostly of caramel malt, also slightly fruity. Taste is also quite sweet. Wish it was more balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Billicus (286) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Its a shame this is retired! Aroma, very malty, hardly and hop aroma, slight nutty aroma, nice dark amder color, white head robust!, taste, Goof Autum beer, sweet malty thoughout, slight nuttness comes thorough in the end, palate, easy drinkin, balanced fairly well, overall, A nice Brown Ale for what it costs! Would buy again, I have many times, buts its been retired now for about 2 years :(

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4027) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle. Brownish colour with an off white head. Caramel nose. Flavour are mostly caramel with light hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1320) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Tasted from bottle in Brewmaster’s Collection mix-pack into nucleated pint glass. Poured a clear, light-brown color with creamy off-white foam, somewhat lasting, very little lace. Aromas of caramelized brown sugar, nuts, very slight hops and fruity ale yeast esters. Moderately malty-sweet and nutty flavors with some hops bitterness, caramel, toast, some chocolate, even a little roasted grain dryness. Medium body, somewhat thin mouthfeel, nice bittersweet and fruity aftertaste. Extremely drinkable and refreshing. English Brown Ales are one of my favorite styles. This one is 100% true-to-style, therefore delicious, but not really a superior example.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours a medium brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Flavor is rather nutty, with caramel and malts in the background. Finishes slightly hoppy and dr

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Malts and nuts hit the nose and tongue. Finishes smooth so you can proceed to drink worthier brews ;)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrianDorry55 (330) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Pours brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and Flavor is caramel, nuts, wood, and florals. medium mouthfeel. One of the better SA offerings.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niko100 (1838) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Dark brown/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, & some spice; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, and some chocolate; Overall, about average for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6355) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
This beer was retired awhile ago, I found it in the bargain bin, one of the more respectable SA products.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wlajwl (3554) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2012 Relatively faint malts in the aroma and flavor. Passable but not as much flavor as could be.


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