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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A robust traditional English ale with a fine roasty-toasty flavor, handcrafted from select roasted barleys that impart its red-brown hue.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2005
12 oz bottle. Luminous bronze with dark swirling menacing yeast clouds and a soupy lasting cap...pine, dried herbs and a nice touch of whiskey in the nose...creamy-soft body becomes rather watery at the finish, but still manages to support a nice caramel, touch of butter (but not too much) and vanilla. Much better than I expected.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2005
bottle from a trade...Pours a clear red color with a small off white head. Malty aroma, with hints of hops. Heavy on the malts in this brew. Some roastiness, more toward the end. Ever so slightly hoppy. Certainly quaffable, this would make a very nice session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3241) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Pour is a cloudy brown with almost no head. Aroma is deffinatly hoppy. i had to look on the lable to make sure this was not a IPA. FLavor is nutty. malty and hoppy. Not real bad but the only thing i have wrong with it is this is not a real Engligh ale.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Small, tan head over a clear amber brew. The head was creamy but quickly disapated. The hops and the malt were nicely balanced. Not as strong tasting as a traditional English ale. A good, pleasant flavor though with a short aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2007 I have never heard of this brewer and got this one through my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. There was a light bitter malt aroma with some light tangy fruity notes. The flavor is sour, malty, a bit nutty and has a light floral hop presence The finish is bitter and reminiscent of a milder ESB.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Bottled. Beer of the month. Ok beer. Nothing reaaly going on but a slight malt taste. Besides that tastes and looked like a beer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BrewGuru (12) - USA - DEC 12, 2004
Starts out looking ok, head disappeared rapidly. Had some weird aftertaste, kind of earthy and burnt. Doesn’t stand up to the competition.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Bottle: First off, WTF, a brown ale? Who says? Reddish amber hue with a small but lasting off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is quite British with noticeable Fuggles character, malty, bready, aromatic, hints of apple and pear, chalky water and cashews. The taste has an English Pale Ale like nature initially, malty, slightly sweet, mineralized water, and sublime bitters...but then "it’s not suppose to be here" lactic twang shows up. Like others before me, it ruined what could have been a nice beer. The feel was average. Darn it all, I always am looking for a well made english-styled beer that I may be able to get fresher than the real stuff, but alas, this doesn’t measure up. Brown Ale my arse!

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
erod61 (31) - Bangor WI, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2004
reddish amber color. Head is very thin receding to a light ring around the glass. Malty aroma, but the real kicker is the strange metallic taste that totally ruins the brew. A waste of precious beer dollars.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2004
Pours reddish-brown with little to no head. Flavor is sweet, malty, & nutty. Finishes with a hint of spicy hops. Did get better the warmer it got.


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