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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
A mild-mannered brown ale, medium-bodied with a rich malty character and a decent dose of American hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2969) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Tap at the STL airport fauxpub. Clear, empty brown color. Just a little charred, caramalized malt nose. That I like. The rest is an empty shell of a style. Just too cookie cutter, all the essence and individuality sucked out to make it an overly simplified yet craft product. Just the right amount of hops, not bitter, not overly malty. Not a thin or thick body. Really an amazingly stunning achievement until you realize its soulless. Like a politician saying all the right things but underneath you know they have sold there soul to the highest bidder. Hmmm... am I overthinking this?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5232) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Draught at Village Idiot. Big brown with some notes of chocolate and nice hops. Creamy. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2609) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2015
On tap at Bottleworks. Pours a deep brown with a thin head and aromas of leather, cocoa and autumn leaves. Flavor is clean with lots of leather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8691) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Tap at STL airport - concourse E. Brown amber pour with a sticky head. Malty, almond, some sweetness, mild chocolate - pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2015
This beer pours a very clear reddish brown color with a medium off-white head, and the aroma is reminiscent of toasted malts, earthy hops, and almonds. The taste is a touch sweet, slightly bitter, and mildly umami with a slightly nutty and slightly roasty aftertaste. The palate fuses a lively carbonation, slick texture, and a medium-light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1815) - Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Tap - average size foamy head, dark brown color with an amber hue around the edges, good nutty malty aroma and flavor, fair hop balance, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1800) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2014
On tap at Llywelyn’s Pub in St Charles. Served a dark brown color with a thick head that faded to nice lacing. Aroma of malt, bit of caramel and light touch of grain. Taste of malt, caramel sweetness with bit of garin in the background. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Medium body, smooth and a bit creamy. Nice beer, for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a brown color with a small soapy head. Notes of hazelnuts, brown sugar, pie crust, and syrup.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
bchristopherb (1) - - APR 30, 2013 does not count
It looks pretty. Now for the rest of the story. Horribly over-hopped. Hops aroma completly masks any aroma of malt. The same goes for taste-- all I get is hops, hops, hops, with a very long, resinous-bitter finish. I had three friends do a blind taste test, and not one of them identified this as a brown ale. Two actually thought it was IPA! If you like IPA, you might like this. If you are expecting the character, flavor, and aroma of a brown ale, you’ll be disapointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1615) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2013
Pours a clear golden copper with a big full antique lace head that goes a little flat after a couple of minutes. Aroma is dry grain and floral spiciness. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttery biscuits and a little hop bitterness to finish it off. Good product.

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