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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Poured a rich brown in color with a nice thick foamy off white head that lasted a while with very nice lacing.The aroma was of molasses and toasted bread malts with a hint of chocolate. It tasted smooth and sweet yet mildly bitter at the finish. The mouthfeel was medium to full bodied, very creamy with soft carbonation. Overall a tasty brew, fits well in its category.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"another brown that isn’t bad, but does absolutely nothing to seperate itself. It’s a little better blanced and complex than average, but not much, and has less flavor and body. OK effort for the style, though...but boring"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Clear maroon with a medium white head. Malt flavor with nut background, a bit sweet. Not much finish. Thin and plain.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
bottle, decent brown, light flavors, thin, lacking any real flavor and bite to a brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nilsas (3523) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2013
Gyllen brunlig Tynt dekkende skum. Duft av malt og eik. Smak av malt og karamell.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Appearance- Deep Red Brown with a creamy pale head. Aroma- A carmely Nutty aroma T/P- – Rich Carmel Hoppy taste with a slight roasted malt undertone. Slight bettering at end Overall - – Not a bad beer not for a hot summer day, but good when there is a chill in the air. Be very good with a nice steak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
Bouteille 12oz. de couleur brune et claire. Nez malté de caramel sucré légèrement rôti, léger de noix avec des notes de houblon floral et de toffee sucré ainsi que des traces fruitées (raisins secs). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux petites notes huileuses. Goût malté de caramel toffee sucré et légèrement rôti avec de faibles traces fruitées (raisins) dès l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un léger goût asséchant de noix avec des notes de caramel doux et en finale l’on retrouve une très légère amertume de houblon floral. Post-goût moyen et légèrement sec, très légèrement amer de rôti et de houblon floral avec des notes de noix. (2006)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours light brown with a medium beige head. Caramel malt nose with some nuttiness and light roast. Taste is lightly sweet and nutty with some caramel and light roast. Similar finish with a touch of hop bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Ok brown. SA had a nice try with this, but like mine with some more nut flavors going on. A little thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 2, 2012
An OK brown ale. Has a nutty rather than brown sugar sweetness. Medium body and a slightly watery mouthfeel. Bready with a nicely balanced grassy hop balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Poured amber brown with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma was caramel, nuts. Flavor was loads of caramel, some toffee, nuts, biscuity malt, and esters. Quite sweet. Medium mouthfeel.

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