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An American brown ale brewed with loads of hops from start to finish (itís hoppy and beautifully bitter). Amarillo hops in the boil provide a spicy citrusy bitterness. Saaz dry hops in the fermentor provide a refined flowery aroma. These hops are supported by a grain bill of seven varieties of malt.


2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep red-brown with a sizable head. Weaker flavor than I was expecting. The dominate flavor is that of hops. I guess that I was expecting a more malty flavor. Not a bad beer but not my favorite Duck Rabbit brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2006
The flavor and aromas both consist of some chocolate malt, some walnuts, and some carmel. very smooth and drinkable. A decent session, and one of the better brown ales Iíve had... kickass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 18, 2006
I happen to like American Brown Ale. This is not the smooth and malty English brown one might expect. The brown is deeper and richer than most, in fact it might be a little less dark than some porters Iíve had. Then again, itís as hoppy if not a little mlore than some pale ales Iíve had. All of these are in balance. The intricate malt of biscuuit toffee, and whole grain bread is nicely and dramaticaly off-set by a spicey hop that bitters the palate and contributes a nice clean finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2006
A nice malty aroma that smells sweeter than the beer is. Pours a dark amber brown. A light to medium bodied beer with a smooth foamy feel in the mouth. Toasted malt flavor with some caramel. A bitter that is a bit more than I expected, but not a bad beer. Quite pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneakyalien (2) - Brevard, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2006 does not count
Very middle-of-the-road, this beer pours a quite tasty head. I enjoyed the finish and the carbonation levels donít bother me. PLus, I really like this breweryís enthusiasm.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2006
Clear light chestnut color with a tall beige head. Tart chocolate and caramel aromas. With the taller head and tart aroma I fear a possible infection. My fears are quelled by a soft bittersweet chocolate flavor with a Light pine undertone. Not your average brown. Reminds me of DFH in a way. Not too heavy on the sweeter malts and a nice balance of pine, citrus and chocolate and black malt. Truly one of the better browns I have had.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2006
I think this would have been a very good brown if not for the extreme carbonation. Pours a deep brown color with a head that foams forever. It took me about 15min to get this into a glass as I could only pour a few ounces at a time and then waited for the head to settle. Aroma has plenty of malt and roasted tones. Flavor has more bitterness than I have experianced in other browns, but there is still plenty of maly backbone to balance it out. Carbonation in the mouth detracts from the flavor as you want to swallow to stop the bubbling. I was not going to rate this at first for fear of a bad bottle, but after reading that others have had the same experiance I believe it is just a charecteristic of this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2006
I hate to sound like that Oaks jackass but Iím just not that big on browns. This one pours dark, dark brown with a huge brown head. They could have called it a porter. The aroma is malt and chocolate. A sip reveals that it is indeed well hopped, but only in the bitterness. The dark malts still dominate the flavor. The mouthfeel is exagerated by overcarbonation. Overall, good for a brown.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5250) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 I am not that impressed by this brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malts and light chocolate. The flavor is rather bitter and has moderately strong roasty malts and a bit of coffee. The finish is bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2006
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear brown color with a foamy tan head. Aroma is roasty and nutty with some chocolate. Tart up front. Flavor is dominated by roasty malt, but there is also a hint of chocolate. Dry and medium bodied.


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