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The Botanist Three Nine One (391)

Formerly brewed at The Botanist
Style: Brown Ale
Richmond, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.

A brown, malty, nutty Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ Hop Pole Inn, [ Hop Pole Beer Festival & Aylesbury Brewhouse Grand Opening 2011 ], 83 Bicester Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England HP19 9AZ.

Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, nutty. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, nutty, roasted malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20111204]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2011
Cask@Pigs Ear Beer Festival 2011. Dark amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, toast, fruits, toffee and some mild dark berries. Flavour is sweet liquorice, some mild toffee, roasted malts as well as some slight ashes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23725) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2011
Cask at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury. Nut brown, roasty chocolate aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Flavourfuk with dark chocolate and coffee as main components. Low bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23368) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2012
Cask @ the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty nutty caramel aroma. Roasted malty nutty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty nutty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2012
Cask at the brewpub, London. Pours clear, red-brown with a fine, white foam head. Very nice, rich toasty dark grain bread nose. Light sweet flavor with some toast, mild cocoa and dark bread. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Nice condition. Lightly sweet to finish with more of the same characteristics: dark bread, cocoa, light coffee. Very solid brown ale. Exceptionally well balanced. This style doesn’t get much love, and fair enough as most breweries don’t give brown ales any respect. This beer, on the other hand, certainly reflects some care and attention. Good work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
Cask at theBotanist, Kew Green - 28/02/13. Clear chestnut brown with a thin beige head that retains well. Nose is dark fruits, figgy jammyness, spice, dark orange, toffee, light waft of chestnut. Taste comprises nuts, caramel, barley, dark fruits, ripe apples, touch of sugar. Medium bodied ith fine carbonation, mild tasting finish with a little sweetness. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer Rising. It pours clear brown with a small beige head. The nose is earth, wood, meat, gravy, spice, corn flour and icing sugar. The taste is earth, wood, filter coffee, spice and cacao with a particularly dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
Cask gravity, Derby Winter BF, 17/02/12. Walnut with copper edges under a decent, cream-hued festival head. Aroma of cocoa-dusted forest fruits. Is very nice. Quite a lush raspberry and blackberry pavlova thing happening with leathery, Germanic, cocoa-sprinkled malts beneath. Love that discreet twang of berries and smoke. One of the best beers of the day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
Handpull at The Botanist. Clear deep ruby, average lasting creamy/foamy tan head. Simple slightly sweet nutty/floral aroma, no cola, a little cocoa. Taste follows, just a little bit of cola syrup, still peetry much no alcohol. Light body and carbonation, finishes quickly - a bit of scorched malt in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6075) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
Cask at The Botanist, Kew. Copper in colour with a thin cream head; aroma of sour grains; taste of sour grains too, but with a toudh of cinder toffee, and a smooth grainy body; the finish is dry with some roasted nuts and hint of spice.

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