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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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The brown and caramel malts give this classic British style brown ale a lovely mouth feel and a fragrant, toasty malt aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Clear golden copper with no head. Malty nutty aroma and taste with chocolate notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30688) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small off-white head. Roasted caramelish and slight liqourice aroma. Sweet, toffee and roasted caramel malt flavoured with a mild butterish touch. Roasted and bitter finish with a persisting dark to breadish malt flavour into the far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
I had this on draft at the Thirsty Bear brewpub. Roasty flavor and nose, finishes nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1005) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
~Pours a clear brownish amber color with small head. ~Strong scent of caramel malts, alcohol and some roasted malt (coffee like). ~Roasted malt flavor, some toffee and slight citrus. ~Medium smooth feel. Roasted malt finish. ~Very nice brown ale! gets better as it warms up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Good beer. Standard recipe used in all their beers as a base or at least it tastes like it. Good base though. Barely noticeable hops. Nice flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Tap at the brewpub: Amber pour with a fading off white head. Lots of caramel in the aroma- only a touch of peanut brittle. Very sweet flavor. Lacking body, slick and sweet. Tons of caramel and substantial diacetyl followed by late husk. Eh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2009
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with some nutty hints. Roasted malty caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with some nutty hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Sampled on tap at the brewpub on 12/17/2008. This brown ale pours a medium brown color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is slightly nutty, caramel and sweet. A medium bodied brown ale. The malts are caramel and sweet, touch of nuts. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. A fairly standard but nice brown ale. It went very well with my lamb burger. Good carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (656) - El Cerrito, California, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Poured from tap at brewpub brown with medium-sized light tan head. Aroma is roasted grain and chocolate. Flavor is roasted grain, cocoa powder, light toast, some nuttiness and a nice smooth light bitterness. Palate is light malt with a smooth grainy bitterness, seems more like a porter than a brown ale. Overall, this beer was my favorite of the night beside the barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear orange-brown color with a light khaki head. Some lace was left behind on the glass. Distinct chocolate and nut aromas ala Nutella. The flavor was similar, but there was also a bit of roasty malt. Light bodied and slightly sweet. Not bad.

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