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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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An English-style strong ale. This brown ale has great malt depth and drinks like a session beer.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (135) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Decent beer, complex malt flavor, pours dark brown in color. Worth a try. Decent looking head.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1768) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Not that high of expectations but i gave it a go. Good alcohol content and pretty drinkable for 7.4 but it was very malty and basic with a pretty bland flavor profile.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly. Aroma is faint with sweet malts, honey and some light piney hops. The taste starts with sweet caramel, honey and fruit. The malt character is a bit thin. The hops presence is mild but brings some balance towards the finish. Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Decent for the style. Pours a murky brown with a very thin head. The aroma is malty sweet with caramel and some biscuit. The flavor has the caramel sweetness but has a nice balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1115) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
A- pours a clear rich red with an off white head that disappears very quickly. Virtually zero lacing. S- some wood, wood stain, grass, earth, vegetables, coffee grounds, malts. Faint lime juice. M- mild to medium body with medium carbonation and a sweet, tacky and slightly acidic palate. T- earthy and vegetal to start, followed by malts, lime juice. Ending is bitter and slightly tart with some mats, muddled citrus, rose hips, wood and grass. Some general "brown" throughout.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3583) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Pours red with ok head and lacing. Some barrel, some booze. Finishes sweet and bitter, wooden. Light palate, not a lot of integration here. On tap at Reservoir.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear brown body with a one finger frothy beige head that had decent retention. The nose is very dry and nutty with a bit of earthy huskiness and some caramel. The flavor is a little more on the sweeter side but there’s a nice nutty and burnt caramel base that gets rounded out a bit on the back end with a mild bitterness. Just a light hint at the alcohol content on the finish. Some lingering sticky malt sweetness. Medium bodied, a little clingy, with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent beer, not sure it has a whole lot in common with what I think are the classic examples of the Old Ale style, but whatever I suppose.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Minderbinder (1671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle 12 oz. Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of fruits, grapes, malt, caramel/toffee. Taste is of malt, caramel, slight bitterness, some earthy notes. Alcohol. Hints of acidity. Palate: Medium body. On the sweet side (average balance). Overall: Not too bad. Bold alcohol-wise. Warming. Nice malt notes, but something is off (not very drinkable). Hops do not deliver. I would not go for 2 bottles of that stuff.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jimsal27 (205) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2013
On Tap. Pours brown with tan head. Malty yeast aroma. Sweet malty taste. Not enough hop balance. Medicare brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (1871) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Draft at the battle of the brews in Saratoga. Amber color with a sweet dark malty nutty flavor. Easy drinking. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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