Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Brown Ale
Blackburn, England


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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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 (1031) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senka (800) - 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 (204) - 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 (31) - 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 (1499) - 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".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3566) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TTBADGER (11) - - JAN 16, 2015
330ml bottle. A decent beer. Complex hop character on the nose. Pours well with a cream-coloured head. On the palate we begin with smooth caramel, but this is soon replaced with a crisp hoppy finish. A slight touch of elderflower plays its part. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hallstein (175) - Skogn, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
The aroma is heavy on the hops. Citrusy, floral, grapefruity. A very nice balance between the american and english hops. Color is dark brown, clear and nice. Mouthfeel is really nice and full with flavors of chocolate, caramel, and notes of the american and english hops. This is a really freakin good beer i’d say! Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (389) - FRANCE - JAN 12, 2015
Brune avec des reflets rubis, très fine mousse. Nez de fruits séchés : raisins, pruneaux, mlts légèrements torréfiés, résine. Attaque légèrement amère sur le malt et les fruits secs, les houblons apparaissent ensuite discretement : pin et résine, petit côté fruité. Bien équilibrée, corps interessant, carbo un peu légère. Très agréable sans être une claque. On pourrait en boire plusieurs à la suite...

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilverfoX (515) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Smells a bit watery, dark chestnut colour body, quite nice rich buttery with whiskey notes in the finish, good effort

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