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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
A strong American Brown ale with an aggressive hop presence. A manly beer named after the manly and quintessential Steve McQueen film. “Not your father’s brown ale” - A. Mason Brewer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Dark reddish-brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma was caramal and hops. The flavor was heavy on the hops, a good thing! Very tasty, easy to drink-brought home a growler. Left a complex lacing on the glass. Please bottle it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3754) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On tap at the Tribes in Mokena, IL., and dispensed to a shaker with a cloudy, brown/amber hue, and modest, off white head foam that reduced rather quickly to a ring and film, and left some light, spotty lacing. The aroma was light toastiness, a little caramel sweetness, citrus, and a touch of resin. The flavor was these notes and a nice balance of smooth malt and medium hop bitterness. A decent, hoppy, American Brown Ale by Andrew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at the brewery. A nice brown. Very drinkable . Brown color with no head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
"Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival on September 16, 2010. Amberish light-brown body, very pretty actually, with an off-white head. Aroma of very light fresh hops and something... for some reason birdcages come to mind. Flavor is more of a punch in the mouth than the aroma lets on, with a light, rubbing alcohol-like sweetness. Very tame. Palate is quite amazing. Warm in the throat... spikey. Alcohol felt in the throat more than the mouth. Wow, this is a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2010
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/18/10. very light brown pour with a 1/4" white head. hoppy and malt based nose. light to medium body with a nice overall bitterness. well balanced with sweet malts. roasted bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, amber-brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy, light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is some sweet pines and caramel. Nuts and a slight toast. Flavor is caramel and brown toffee malts with plenty of piney, grassy citrus. A bit nutty and toasty before this finishes dry with a moderate, sweet citrus bitterness that leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Light to medium body and a very creamy, moderate level of carbonation. Overall, a solid Americanized brown ale. Well hopped with lots of that juicy FFF goodness, but maintains a pleasant malt backing. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Draft at FFF. Pour a muddy messy somewhat brown with a soap bubble white head. There’s nothing really redeeming here. Its seems like just a place to dump hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9220) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy brown with a thin beige head and a nutty aroma. There is a robust brown ale flavor with a tasty dry piny finish. A nice version of brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
tap at FFF. pours a clear dark copper. nice lace. basically what you would expect a big hoppy brown ale from FFF to be like. nice clea pine and citrus hops compliment a dry, low residual sugar coffee and cocoa backing. clean and refreshing. great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Dark brown pour with light tan head. Surprisingly robust hop nose for the style. Substantial roasty flavors, mainly caramel and toffee in a fairly light-bodied brew. Hops are again more pronounced than generally found in the style...a nice change. Decent beer and pretty repeatable.

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