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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 160   ABV: 5.35%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
184601 (206) - Mexicali, MEXICO - JUN 26, 2007
Pours a dark to red colour with a caramel-like colour top, aroma remiscent to caramel, great palate sweet and nutty. I FUCKING LOVE IT!! This one’s too good to be a mainstream beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlucas5408 (18) - USA - MAR 13, 2008
Probably my favorite from Sam Adams. This beer has a damn good flavor. It’s medium to full flavored with a heavy body and amazing aftertaste. I bought it in a variety pack and will buy this again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
xskinyx (6) - USA - APR 23, 2007 does not count
My favorite brown ale to date... really deep flavor. Unfortunately its a tad weak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mclovin80 (11) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
One of the best Sam Adams brews. A good beer to drink when you want to take your time and enjoy a beer with flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LagerLove (65) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2006
a very tasty brown ale, not quite my favorite brown, but pretty damned good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeNobleDark (62) - Allendale, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2007
This brew is very similair to Sam Adam’s Black Lager, but mellowed down some. This is a toasty ale, with a heavy body and distinguished flavor. Not terribly hoppy, but just enough to give it a good, complex flavor. The malts provide a great, smooth texture and fill out the tones of chocolate, spices, and cream. A very good brew that left me surprised, and wanting more!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tig397 (64) - dearborn heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2007
ADAAAAAAAAAms. nice and bitter, with a real wheat aftertaste. a little carbonated. would easily drink again, great with a burger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2008
I really like this one but not for all it has to offer but what it doesn’t. Color, head, nose, palate yeah yeah all good. It balance is amazing! The perfect malt, sweat, bitter and aroma. Talk about the perfect beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
superdude1979 (62) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Pours dark brown. Initially the burt malt comes through, but the beer finishes smooth with a nice caramal flavour. Not too sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2006
It pours out an absolutely clear dark brown - that should be a no-brainer with the name “Brown Ale” - with a rich, foamy brown head on it. The head dissipated down to traces on the top of the beer and down the sides of the glass, but the traces remained throughout the time I drank it from the glass. The aroma was that of sweetness and nuts with a little bit of caramel to it. It has a rich aroma which I didn’t have to try to find once the bottle was open. It wafted out and greeted me before I even had the chance to start pouring. My initial taste impression was that of toffee or roasted malts. I could later detect hints of a sweet, biscuit-like flavor and roasted nuts. The hop flavor comes out in the finish with a bitter kick that isn’t too overbearing and enough carbonation to leave a tingling in my throat and the urge to drink more.

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