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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Yeah Brown! Guess what? Brown Malt. Cascade does it. Cascade will always have spot near my heart – over by my liver. This brown was modestly structured to bring roastiness/chocolatism/and coffeeonics into divine harmony and make S&P upgrade the USA’s credit rating. Time will tell.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft on tap at the brewery (St. Louis, MO). RBSG 2014 Friday Bus Tour. Pours a deep chestnut brownish pour with deep darker middle, gentle orange brown glow with frothy tannish head, dies to a decent ring and laces ok. Aromas are brown malts, earthy with a touch of cocoa and earth. Gentle carmelized elements grow with touches of toast, earth and mellow soil. Initial is medium bodied, a touch lighter with some toast, gentle earthiness. Semi sweet middle is a bit of caramel, cocoa and earth. Sweeter toffee moves out to a more dry, toasty backend. Earthy hops, some dryness, lingering cocoa and faint hit of brown sugar. More dry and toasty as we finish up, running the gambit and bringing it home. While Brown Ales can be a bit boring, this one certainly hits all the checkpoints. Solid. Pretty pour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of light chocolate malt, roasty, and earthy hops. Flavor is light chocolate, the roasted malt with a nice decent bitter finish. Medium bodied but a touch fizzy. a very ok beer by me

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Pat brought a growler. Opaque brown with a light tan head. I taste chocolate, citrus, more subtle malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4166) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Draft - Toasted malts, light grain and a some caramel. Cloudy brown with a decent white head. Toasted malts and caramel. Very drinkable and true to style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3992) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Pours dark brown with a mahogany hue and a tan head. The aroma has lots of nuttiness, dark caramel and a brown sugar aspect that has a dryness to it. Medium body with light carbonation. The flavor starts with nuttiness, toasty smooth malt, spicy hops and some chocolate. The finish is smooth and rich without being sweet. Nicely done brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012
growler... really solid brown, roasted coffee with a hint of nuts and hops, easy to drink

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3455) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Sample at the brewery during SRBG Bus Tour 2014. Comes reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and nuts. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, nuts, fruit, and a bit of chocolate. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2013
Draft at PI Pizzeria.purs dark brown with a half inch of khaki foam that leaves a lot of lacing. Slight malty note on the nose which becomes more prominent as the beer warms. . Big malt, roasts, nutty notes on the tongue. Finishes clean. Very tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3264) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2014
On draught at the brewery.
Pours a dark reddish brown with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is roasty with some coffee and chocolaty notes. Lightly hoppy and lightly nutty.

The flavor is roasty and nutty with a good coffee character. It’s got a decent level of hop bitterness and fruity character.

This brown ale lifts!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
The St. Louis locals seemed pretty enamored with this beer and for good reason. It is a great beer. It is amber to brown in the glass and the head leaves lots of lace as it slowly dissipates. The nose is earthy, herbal hops. There is a great depth to the malt character w/o being sweet, which I feel is something only very good brewers ever achieve. It is light bodied w/o being watery and finishes w/ a firm earthy bitterness. This would definitely be a regular purchase if I could make it to the brewery regularly.


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