Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Brown Ale
Blackburn, England


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RATINGS: 133   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1153) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3963) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle sample at the last tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas. As "Crafty Dan Big Ben". Pours brown clear with a beige to yellow head, aroma of caramel, toffee, malt, Lotus cookies, flavor of caramel, toffee, slightly bitter, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarmok (252) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 3, 2015
Appearance: brown clear liquid with tan head. Aroma: burnt sugar,spruce. Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, smoky, greipfruit. Palate: light body, creamy, lively, long bitter finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7622) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
canddw (30) - - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
indrekr (95) - 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,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KM (386) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senka (860) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (415) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 6, 2015
Botella.Del @el corte ingles en casa 06/02/2015. Color marrón oscuro Carbonatación media. Sabores a chocolate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoniancraft (36) - ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2015
Deep reddish brown color with aroma of ripe fruit. Sharp and sweet first taste , aftertaste of fruits. Pretty average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1578) - 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".

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