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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nsanders (763) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopHater (16) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2013
One of the better Brown Ales I have tried. Not so heavy that you can only have one and feel full. Chocolate and Coffee flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5090) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (817) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12 oz bottle. Brown pour with fairly then head. Nose and taste of malt, nuts, and a slight tinge of caramel. Actually tastes quite nice. Good lawnmower beer for those who are craving something less on the hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwburch (1) - - FEB 13, 2014 does not count
Smooth to drink brown ale with excellent balance of sweet and malty flavors. Pairs well with chicken, and just about any food available at the average bar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1423) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2015
12 oz bottle poured. Pours dark with very little head. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor is a little on the sweet side, a little caramel, and a little nutty late. Overall one of the better tasting brown ales Iíve had in a while. Drinks nice. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5310) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2014) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2013 I didnít rate this beer on my first drink, but rather 6 months later after having a few more and I can honestly say I enjoy it more after some time has passed. Despite the claim that this beer is by the book, it does not taste like a traditional brown ale, and has more floral hop notes rather than being carried by the malt taste. Overall though Iím still not wowed but will most likely drink more in the future

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