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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2351) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2009
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a very dark yet clear amber color with a medium sized creamy beige head. Aroma of nuts, hops and faint malt. Taste of watery nuts, weak toffee, light roasted coffee beans and bread dough. Has a slight tangy citrusy aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Cask at ’09 PP real ale festival. Nutty. Light roastiness. Large bubble cask head. Brown color. Light and dry. Easy to drink. Nice. Medium bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2009
On tap at the GTMW. Brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, nuts and mild grassy hops. Taste of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, light citrus and alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2009
tap @ gtmw....pours a mostly transparent dark apple cider brown with a thin wispy light beige head....grassy hop, roasty, aroma with a little nuttiness....sweet and bitter roasted malt with a moderate degree of citric hoppiness. mouthfeel was creamy and nice overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2009
On draft @ FFF. Pours a dark mahogany colour with reddish undertones. Aroma and flavour of expresso beans, nuts, roasted malts and seltzer water. Pretty bland beer. Expected more from FFF.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of citrus hops missed together with caramel and chocolate malt. Interesting flavor with a nice hop profile for a brown ale. Decent, but not my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
walrussell (162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Nice - tastes like coffee with hops. I couldn’t drink a ton of it, but a glass or two - excellent. Much more interesting than I expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2009
On tap. Pours deep brown with little head. Not a lot of aroma - hints of hops but mostly caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt and bitter hops, which is a nice taste, albeit not complex. Seems a little "hot" but ABV is not that high - who knows. Good brew - not a favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Mahogany/ruby. Nose is rich caramel & 3F hoppy glory. Not complex but still wonderful. Flavor is toffee, some lightly burnt malts, then the obligatory hop blast - a bunch of grapefruit. Different, but nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Draft at Three Floyds. Pours a somewhat translucent brown wit fine cream colored head. Nose is fresh and hoppy coupled with soft chocolate notes. More citrusy than resiny. On taste it’s a bit astringent from the dark malts, perhaps a bit too much chocolate malt? Still, it has a very pleasing, almost aggressive hop bitterness with citrus and again roasted chocolate. Pretty decently put together, and I do think the hops are supposed to be a focal point in this one. Good.


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