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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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This is a true brown, not only because if its color but because of its stringent adherence to the style guidelines; a real beer connoisseurs dream. The hop flavor and aroma is adequately full and assists the roasted malt flavors that are perceived on the palate. There is limited fruitiness and the body is appropriate.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (768) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Pours deep dark brown with a short-lived head that reduces to a small ring and minimal lacing. Aroma is a sweet cola mix with flowers. Roasted, nutty flavor and aroma become more apparent as the drink warms up. Taste up front is sweet, with some hop bite going down. Taste overall is nice and has some dimension. The roasted flavors come through afterwards, with some coffee and nuts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4971) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2012
12oz bottle. Unfiltered deep cherry brown. Thin, oily head. Sweet fruity brown malt aroma. This is a really solid brown ale. Sessionable, medium bodied, but still with lots of big malt tones and flavor. A mild touch of bitter hops up front fades into a delicious malty mouthfeel. Has some malty depth. Creamy and fresh, well done.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Pours a medium-brown. Rather plain, some malts and a slight hint of hops. Another drinkable beer from Third Street but not as good as Bitter Neighbor.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemike (2491) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Appearance: dark brown color, red around the sides, small, dark head. Aroma: very cola-ish, up here in the nose, bits of nuts, and cocoa, but so high in carbonation that it’s spoiled a bit. Mouthfeel, again, too carbonated, some bitterness, medium-bodied, with a middle arrival of fruit (cherries, grapes). Not much to my taste. Better than weaker-bodied brown

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nsanders (692) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Deep red brown with a thick foamy, khaki colored head. Caramel, roasted malts and cream aromas. Flavor is well balamced with a light sweetness. Medium to heavy body with a thin syrupy mouthfeel. Nice brown ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steasy66 (1055) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Sample at Ale Jail. Fairly light brown ale. Drinkable but not super interesting. Malt bill is light, hops border on non existent but nothing bad going on here.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3772) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
I don’t know why they trumpet that they brew this completely to the style/by the book. Try a little something more interesting. Because I was most disappointed in this of the three signature beers that I tried. Most importantly, there was so little substance here--no flavor came through, and it was even more a shrinking violet up against some food. It needs to be given some backbone, or just drop it and head to a porter/stout recipe. Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
The pour is brown in color with a khaki head. Starts off with sweet toffee and toasted malt, a light nuttiness as well. There’s a mild roasted malt aroma and a hint of metal. Sweet caramel and toffee are the primary flavors of the beer, but there’s a bit of nuttiness, roast, and chocolate. Light metallic notes on the palate as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1991) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pour is dark brown with a medium tan head. aroma is nutty, roasted matl, some woody hop. Nice typical brown ale. Body is a little light Flavour is dark roast malt, light chocolate. Just enough bitterness All round decent brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Has a really light hop and roast scent. Taste is really smooth and has a nice blend of coffee and chocolate, decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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