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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A delicate amount of Maple syrup is added to each barrel of our award winning Maple Nut Brown Ale to impart roasted sweetness. This addition balances the nut flavor produced by Munich caramel and chocolate malts used in the brewhouse, producing a drinkable dark amber ale with a relatively low alcohol content. 2000 World Beer Cup Gold Medal & 1996 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal Winner

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3338) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with slight lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 20) body......nose is light cocoa, hints of chocolate, no hops, balance to the malts.....taste is slightly sweet, with cocoa, chocolate, slight spice notes, minimal hops, balance to the malts.....mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, low carbonation, with slight acid. Although this beer has no major flaws, it is simple and light. There are many better examples out there. It lacks hop aroma and flavor, since it is slightly sweet, it falls into the "Southern English Brown" category of the present BJCP vernacular. To improve it would require a substantial redo of the malt bill and a reconsideration of hop types and quantities. BJCP 6/3/12/4/6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (20882) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at Tusk & Trotter. Clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malted milks balls. Mostly cocoa taste, light and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
12oz bottle, brown pour, 1 inch off white Hints of smoky flavor, some sweetness (maybe the maple syrup flavor) and roast taste. Great taste, balanced brew. Worth the try!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebsmitty (138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Good nut brown color with thin light tan collar, decent lacing. Aroma is maple sweetness, and a nutty-caramel aroma as well. Taste is also nutty, caramel with the maple taking a big presence. Thin body for a brown and low carbonation. Needs a better malt backbone and maybe some more hops both up front and at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1449) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Mmm, this is a tasty brown! Decent brown pour w/ a solid hazelnut aroma. The taste follows through w/ the hazelnut is very smooth! Like it a lot!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3773) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
22oz bottle 11/99 (Old Notes)-Pours a medium brown with a decent size head. Aroma of malt, nut, maple, and slight caramel. Taste of the same with more nuts. This medium bodied brew is a bit lacking and not balanced. Was expecting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle from Beer Of The (Every Other) Month Club, tasted on April 20, 2013. Medium brown/amber hue, medium tan head, nice sweet malty nose with definite maple syrup notes, good sweet flavor much like the aroma. Canít understand the overall low ratings--maybe itís because Tommyknocker isnít "cool", like 3 Floyds or Stone. To those who run this brewery: better start going to the right parties and kissing the right asses

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
bottle. Brown with small head. Malty with caramel and nut. Moderate maple. What youíd expect from the name of the beer. Flavors go together well. Unexciting though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GilesTH (8) - Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
My first beer! I tried this as a young-un, and I fell in love with the flavor instantly. I think anyone interested in a good first-time craft beer should check this out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a ruby brown with one finger of tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Nutty. Flavor is sweet with some maple. Flat on flavor. Bland. Finishes slightly sweet.

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