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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9954) - 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 (1844) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Sampled from 12-oz bottle supplied by distributor. Pours a semi-clear dark brown colored ale with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malts, a hint of chocolate, slight roasted nuts and plenty of floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, smooth, with some mild bitterness. Finish is semi-sweet, plenty of roasted dark malts, a short lived mild bitterness followed by some roasted nut aftertaste. The official released version is definitely better than the early sampled version during the Minnesota Winterfest earlier in the year.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (5618) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Sampled at St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Brown/amber pour with a white head. Caramel malt and nut. Overall a bit bland/mild. Just okay.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (5720) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Pour on tap at Winterfest 2012, slightly hazy brown with slight off white head, aroma brought some mineral, hints of nuts and biscuit, touch of caramel, but not much else going on in this. Taste was very similarly watery, with a hint of caramel and nutty notes, maybe a touch of grass in there but very clean, sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Sampled at Winterfest 2012. Nutty, brown, easy drinking, and really nothing much more.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4364) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Minnesota Winterfest 2012. Brown color with a medium head. Very faint nutty aroma and flavor. Subdued.


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