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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Brown Ale
Blackburn, England

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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 (697) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2419) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy brown with a thin head. Aroma is nutty malt. Flavour is salty chocolate, dry malt on a dry fruity finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (1635) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Pretty boring brown ale. Some hop aromas and flavors with some coffee malt flavors. Meh. Pretty standard.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sjohnh (117) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
I really enjoyed this. It’s a lovely purple red colour, with a head that dissipates very quickly. Medium body. The aroma, and then the taste, is like a fruit punch or (my wife tried it to confirm I wasn’t going mad) sangria. The malty finish is then nice and dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (109) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Sweet caramel aroma, tastes sweet, sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (321) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Clear, dark, red-brown pour. Aromas of raisins, grape, toffee. Flavour has a light hop edge, dark fruits, a bit of coffee. Decent balance, medium body. Not a bad brown ale.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aaron68 (542) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
330 ml bottle @ home, July 07, 2014. Beer from a tulip glass. Bought @ "Vinmonopolet Oslo City". Dark brown in color with a thin beige head and medium carbonation. Aroma is roasted malt,citrus,some hop and a vinous smell. Tastes a bit thin and weak,but has a strong bitter taste and finish. Not my cup of tea.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RyanE (143) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours chocolate brown, nice tan head. Aromas are not very pronounced. Some toasted malt. Medium bodied, slightly bitter taste but nicely balanced. Finish is bitter but doesn’t linger.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13261) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais. Dark brown clear. Lasting thin beige head. Malty aroma. Quite malty, fruity in the mouth with some interesting hop sting on the finish. Quite a tasty brown ale. Some ok hop on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1948) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottled sample. Dark brown in colour with moderate carbonation. Fruits and florals upfront on the nose along with some toasted malt on the back end. Flavors are a blend of tropical C hops and sweet & grassy UK hops, along with some nice breads malts. Well balanced. Good overall.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (7273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Skallebank festivalen 2014, Tvedestrand
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and floral. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.


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