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Shoreline Chester Brown Ale



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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   ABV: -
Our Thursday nights are spent listening to Chester Brown, only fair to name our brown ale after the boys. Like the band, smooth in nature, well balanced, and great intermingling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6719) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Fairly dark brown with amber. Lots of earth on this beer woth floral and citrus hops. Roasted brown sugar. A long lasting complex bitter after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a light brown with a beige head. Earthy some toasted and carmelized malts in the nose but light. Touch of sweetness toasted malt flavors. Dry toasted bitter finish. Decent beer. Probably the best one here all day. 7/3/8/3/15 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Chestnut body with wispy white head. Aroma of nuts, caramel and earthy hops. Flavor of burnt sugar, alcohol, grain and grass. Thin and watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Orange brown, small head of fine bubbles and thick rings of lace. Mild, roasty sort of brown ale. Light bodied, medium carbonation and very slightly watery. Finishes w/ an earthy hop bitterness that is perhaps a bit too strong for the dryness. Not bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
tap at brewpub. pours a reddish brown. aroma of coffee, toffee, toast with some light hop bitterness. well balanced good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Sampler poured draft at the brewpub (Michigan City, IN). Pours a dark copper and brown, iced tea, with decent whitish head that settles to a film. Aromas are light sweeter dark malts, faint nut and brown sugar. Initial is a bit different, tastes are bitter up front, with a bit of oat and toasty malt on the backend, bitterness, light sweetness mixes in there. A decent brown ale, a little underbodied but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Clear dark brown with small beige head. Sweet, nutty aroma, very slight. Flavor is roasty and light with nuttiness, semi-sweet, seems somewhat oxidized cardboard but that canít be right seeing as this is one of their mainstay beeers, maybe its an earthy hop presence, who knows, not the bartender... Medium body with light carbonation. A farely uninteresting brown with a funky flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Pleasant enogh entry into a more or less bland beer style. Thin brown pour smelling of roasted caramel malt, and nuts. The flavors also were largely roasted caramel, nuts, coffee, ans hints of herbal hopping (light). Decent and drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2008
This poured a clear brown with a slender tan head that didnít hang around too long. It had an aroma of dark caramel, roasted nuts, coffee, and dark bread. Nice roasty flavor sweetened with caramel and chocolate with a a nutty/earthy bitterness to balance it all out. Good sessionable stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Tasted 4/27/08. Pt 5 of the sampler. Hazy with a brown hue. Soapy head. Nutty and syrupy aromas. Hint of molassis. Good nose. Medium bodied with a nice toasty nutty flavor. Sticky with a cookie malt character. Decent.

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