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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Brown Ale
Blackburn, England

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Strong hop aroma on a sweet brown ale with a long bitter-sweet finish. Hops: Fuggles, Goldings, Challenger, Citra, Chinook, Summit. Yeast: Thwaites Ale Yeast. Malts: Pale Ale & Crystal.


dnicolaescu's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1089) - Chișinău, - APR 25, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL from ciocanelu. Mul’umesc, Silviu! Look: dark nrown with red highlights and a big light beige head. Aroma: dark caramel, toffee with a nice hop accent. Taste: sweet, caramel, hops, light nutty/spicy bitterness, light oily toast.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7501) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Lovely deep garnet-amber hue, lasting tan head. Big fruity nose, melon and cooked field berries, malty bready undertones. Caramel and fruity hop character, hints of cocoa, earthy tannins. A surprisingly hoppy brown ale with soft fruit character and gentle bitterness. Actually very nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
canddw (17) - - MAR 12, 2015
Bottled. Dark golden colour with large creamy head. Medium carbonation. Hoppy, slightly soapy nose. Hoppy taste turning Smokey in a short finish. Medium bitterness. Taste lacks depth, but reasonably drinkable.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
indrekr (77) - ESTONIA - MAR 6, 2015
Aroma: hoppy, roasty, Appearance: red, brown, clear, tan foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KM (379) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown body. Very small head. Sweet and grassy notes in the aroma. Sweet flavour, fruity and grassy hints. Bitter finish. (At home, 06.03.2015)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senka (837) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2015
33cl BBE 20/09/15 Simple, strong fruity hopyy aroma. Pours clear dark brown with thin, soapy head. Gently sweet, medium bitter. Malty. A mixture of earthy and autumn-like sensations. Medium bodied, gently rough texture, pleasant, well hidden carbonation. Good bitter finish, that bites the tongue for some time. Feels more like brown IPA. A well crafted drink. Pleasant all around.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (291) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 6, 2015
Botella.Del @el corte ingles en casa 06/02/2015. Color marrón oscuro Carbonatación media. Sabores a chocolate

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoniancraft (35) - ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2015
Deep reddish brown color with aroma of ripe fruit. Sharp and sweet first taste , aftertaste of fruits. Pretty average beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1557) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2015
330ml bottle - Body is dark red-brown with a thin head. Nose is red fruit, plum and a little toffee and a hint of lemony citrus. Taste starts roasty, then some sweetness and caramel with an earthy and herbal bitterness. Nothing spectacular but the best of the three "Crafty Dans".

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle sample at the last tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas. As "Crafty Dan Big Ben". Clear deep amber-brown color. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, a bit of chocolate and a cardboard note. Sweet flavor, malty, somewhat stale, with caramel, cardboard, nuts and a chocolate note. Finishes a bit drier. Medium-bodied. Not fresh enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3653) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2015
Very dark brown colour. Aroma and flavour have quite a lot of sweet caramel and biscuity malts. Nice but lacks depth.


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