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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1865) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6441) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3248) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Atom (1340) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2010
On tap at brewery pours copper amber in color with very slight off white head. Aroma is sweet coconut, caramel, and grapefruit. Taste hits with slight upfront bitterness into a flat caramel, grassy, and bready.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2010
had on draft at the brewery, served in a 1/2 pint glass. pours reddish, brown. malty with coffee, caramel, nuts and bread noted. balanced well, with hints of citrus and pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3358) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
On tap at the Brewpub, served in a half pint glass. Aroma of caramel, bread, some dried fruit. Also, a definite hop presence, focusing on citrus and pine. Flavor of light roast, coffee, toast. However, mostly fudge and nuts. Big hops for a brown. Very dry and easy to drink, full bodied. Rich and thick on the palate. Almost no detectable alcohol. I’m impressed this is almost 8%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2009
On tap at the Three Floyds on 7/21/09. Pours brown with tan head. Smokey bread aroma with roasted nut. Sweet nut flavor and coffee bitterness is very well-balanced brown.


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