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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   ABV: -
Slow-Fermented Brown Ale is a beautiful chestnut brown colored beer. It is fermented at an unusually cool temperature which slows down the fermentation. These conditions stress the yeast, resulting in a slow methodical fermentation in which the resultant flavors are clean, somewhat like a lager, with the added characteristic of a creamy smooth mouthfeel. This brown ale has a rich roast caramel flavor, with a subtle sweetness in the finish, delicately balanced with hop undertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bomber from Winooski Beverage, 4/3/15. Clear brown, large creamy off-white head. Good retention. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, mild nuttiness. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, mild dried fruits. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Mediocre at best, really offputting and unpleasant on the finish at worst. Was not impressed with this one, and there isn’t much nuttiness or other flavors to go along with what I expect here. No, it’s not awful. But I wouldn’t get it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (1160) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark copper pour with a big off white head. Barley, nuts, dried leaves, caramel, toffee. Medium body with a nice carbonation. Nutty slightly sweet finish. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1103) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Red brown pour. Big tan head. Aroma lactic wheat, slight choco, honey. Tastes wheaty, choco, lactic. great dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2538) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2014
From the 22 fl oz bottle stamped 14211. Nice brown color with good clarity for an unfiltered beer. The aroma is sweet, malted, and slightly nutty. The body is medium. The taste is pleasantly malty and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Concealer (943) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours an opaque brown with a frothy tan head. Smells of grain, malt, and an earthy nutty quality. Flavor is sweet malt/caramel into some bitter hops. Light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Dark ruby color with brown hues. Thin lasting head. Nose is caramel and lots of nuts. Hazelnuts, earthy walnut, Roasted nuts. Honestly the flavor is toffee and more nuts. Good nut flavor. Creamy texture with a nice smoothness that slides down your throat. Overall if you like nuts, you will love this brown ale, tasty! Really good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BroSpud (1854) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a medium amber brown with a tan head, Pretty unremarkable brown ale though it is true to the style. Bread, metal and caramel flavors. Meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamChandler (3589) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Dark. Brown and amber hues Nose is fairly malty and almonds and hazelnut Fairly creamy with nuts, almonds and oakiness. Pretty solid brown ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Draft 7/30/13 (Cooperstown)-Pours brown with a small head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and hops. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is a littledifferent brown but still rather tasty.

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