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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5269) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Obfuscate (107) - Minneapolis, - NOV 8, 2014
On tap at some hole in the wall in two harbors. Pretty average brown ale,. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
commonmac (414) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Tap at Psycho Suzi’s. Plastic cup. Dark brown color and a frothy head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Initial taste is more crisp than expected but packs the roasted malt takes over. Surprisingly less meal like than I anticipated. Relatively easy to drink and a clean finish. I think the coffee nature brings the score down a bit but an average effort all around. If you want a brown ale from MN, you could do worse than the Lost Trout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mnurda (1156) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottled sample from happy Harry's. Dark brown on colour. Medium head. Tasted a bit watery. Not my favourite ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Tap at Gunflint Tavern. Dark brown pour, spotty lacing and a sweet malty aroma with hints of toffee. Flavor is light brown sugar, sweet malt and hints of plum and lightly sweet on the aftertaste. Solid brown ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (308) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Above average brown ale.Pours dark brown.minimal head.aroma is fruity,sweet,with caramel and toffee.flavor is nutty,some sweetness,maybe chocolate.light lacing not a bad beer.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bytemesis (3524) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear chestnut, small tan head, little lacing. Aroma is nutty caramel, toffee, grass. Flavor is the same, nutty, malty, medium sweet, little bitterness present. Some astringence, however, and a bit of a chemical aftertaste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cards04 (1848) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Sampled at Happy Harrys Beer and Bacon Festival in Grand Forks. A decent Brown ale - nutty and a little bit sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, wet hay, and chocolate, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maltser85 (316) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours a nice brown color with a tan 2 finger head. Nice English aroma on the beer. Some nice maltiness with hints of smoke, wood and nuttiness. A hint of roasted malt. The taste is very similar to the nose but with a bit of hop astringency in the middle of the palate. Very nice beer. Very clean and sessionable.

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