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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Brewer’s Choice Brown Ale is a full-bodied, dark brown ale made with 5 different malts and 3 varieties of hops. Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley and Wheat malts combine to give this beer a nice smoky taste up front and a smooth, full body, finishing with a crisp hop bite at the back. Hops used in this limited edition brew are English Challenger, Styrian Goldings, and East Kent Goldings at the finish. Available February -­ March. 5.4% alcohol by volume

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6523) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2006
Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga. - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour with a light off white head. Aroma has hints of chocolate and some caramel. Flavor has a lot going on. Root beer hard candy, horehand candy, caramel, chocolate and licorice. Very full bodied and flavorful. Mouthfeel is thickish and clean, with just the right amount of carbonation. Overall, excellent - probably the best from Shipyard yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of wheat, some earth, some pepper. Tastes earthy and chocolatey with some roasty hints on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (6157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle (35 cl), thanks gnoff. Clear mahogny, medium beige head. Roasted aromas with some butterscotch. Light to medium bodiedm medium carbonation. Dry, a bit salty and metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2005
Thanks to matta for the bottle! Strong copper with splashes of ruby. Small manilla colored head. Nose is toffee, lightly roasted malts, light choco notes, and light earthy hops. Taste is hoppy and laden with roasty notes and caramel. Light chocolate, dried nuts, light woody notes and some vegetal notes. Body is medium but is very dry feeling. Minimal carbonation feel to it. At times, this borders on chalky. Finishes is hoppy with caramel, dried fruit-n-nuts mix, and light coffee. Decent brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Pretty decent session ale. It pours a chestnut body with a creamy, light beige head. The aroma is rich with roasted malt, a somewhat caramel sweetness, cocoa, and a light nuttiness. The flavor echoes the nose, some herbal hop bitterness arriving in time for the finish. Not bad.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (5419) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2010
Flaska 10 grader, 2009-09-03, Göteborg UTS: Pepsi cola med julmust skum D: Newcastle brown ale + kaffe S: Som en Newcastle men lite torrare och med någon oidentifierbar metallisk bismak. Faktiskt helt OK men orginalet (tänkte då på NBA) rules. Brukar bli besviken på Shipyard men faktiskt inte denna gång. ES: Sötsyrlig mjuk dimma

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 14, 2006
This bottled brew marked best enjoyed before july of ’06 from a bottle shop poured a head of all foam finely sized light brown colored bubbles that was mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent typically carbonated red brown colored body. The aroma was sweet and caramel malt. The mouth feel was thin and weakly tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a strong caramel note. The flavor contained notes of sweet caramel wheat and softly acidic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Dark chestnut color with a big foamy light tan head. Applesauce and sweet licorice aromas. Really not much of a sniff. Mild roasted malt with a light sweet malted milk flavor Some dry roasted nut and a touch of dry floral hops as well. What a boring brew night. Linger is lightly acidic and with a dry toasty quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5009) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2006
Aroma is smooth nutty maltness. The pour is a nice dark brown with a beige head that stay around for a while. Tast is very smooth with roasted malt with a pleasant nutty flavor. Light bitter hop finish with full maltiness. Later in the some of the roasted qualities have a bit of a coffee flavor. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4947) - rødovre, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
Dark Mahogny colour with medium white head.Aroma of dark bread and chocolate,heavy rosted and mild smoked smoouth mouthfeels and dry finish.

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