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RATINGS: 40   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (637) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Pours a darker brown with mid-sized head. Roasted malt and hop aromas. Flavor is almost a touch on the sour side. There are coffee and roasted malt flavors, too, but undercut by this weirdly sour note (maybe I got a bad bottle?).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mnurda (1124) - 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 (1976) - 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 (220) - 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 (3094) - 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 (1721) - 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 (253) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robgibbens (408) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Nice brown color with a nice head. Caramel and oats aroma. Caramel, bready flavor. Smooth and nice mouthfeel, medium bodied. Lingering aftertaste...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2378) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
12 oz. gift bottle from neighbor’s last Minn. trip stash. Poured to a Czech-pils glass with fair clarity to the amber highlighted brown color, bubbles & froth head, and ribbony cling to the lacing. The nose was lightly roasted, caramel, with some soft creaminess. The f;lavor was moderately bitter, with a touch of black tea astringency, complementary, smooth malt, and presented some dryness that was tweaked by a hint of wood & smoke. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. A nice, uncomplicated American Brown.

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