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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5464) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1230) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured brown, clear, big tan head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, some roast, some nuts. Taste is consistent but on sweet side, malty, nutty, some coffee notes. Not bad but a bit too sweet for my taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4309) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/15/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/chocolate/coffee, herbal, light dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/chocolate/coffee, herbal, light dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nutty/chocolate/coffee, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a damn nice American brown ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (390) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2015
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours brown with tan ring head. Aroma of nut, bread, dark fruit. Taste of same with good sweet nutbread finish. Mouthfeel is mod with small effervescent carb.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilnatp (658) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Aroma of caramel and nuts. Taste is malt forward but not bold. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BarleyFife (9) - - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
It was nice to find this Lost Trout. A good but unspectacular brown ale. Take it fishing...even if from your couch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2508) - 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 I’ve had in a while. Drinks nice. Good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (5100) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and nuts. Taste is malt, caramel, nuts, fruit, and toffee. Above average Brown Ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VeinAle (134) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Aroma is immediate bread, caramel, nuts, toast and coffee. Pours Dark with a nice beige head that is smooth. Taste is bitter then onto a nutty sweetness. Medium bodied with strong carbonation giving a feeling of thickness to its texture, finishes wet and mildly bitter, sweet tastes left on your lips. Overall a good brown. I was pleased.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, earethiness and light coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of caramel, cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth lingering caramel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (3411) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2015
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, roast, nutty and some herbal notes. Taste is nutty, roasted and toffee.


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