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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Our Honey Brown Ale has a chocolaty nose with a little fruit and some roast in the second half and finish. It has a vibrant, deep brown color with a foamy head. Local Wildflower Honey provides a little sweetness, but the addition is very subtle, far in the background. This beer is full of sweet malt flavors and has a decent amount of hops to round it out.

Awards: Gold Medal Colorado State Fair 98í & 00í, Bronze Medal GABF 00í


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (914) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
June 20th, 2011 - My impression of Twisted Pine changed dramatically once I summoned the courage to go knock on their door and see how their brewery "feels". Until then, their beers tasted lackluster. A good representative beer, I thought, was their Honey Nut Brown Ale. I concede that this style tends to be boring wherever you go (sort of like accountants), but an exceptional honey nut brown ale could also indicate a real coup in the brewing industry. The color of Twisted Pineís version is a brown and red color with a good and heavy tan lacing. I catch a hint of cinnamon buns in the nose, and I make a periphery check to make sure a friend or family member isnít hauling a box of the treats around me. Check: negative. Fresh cream or rich milk sweetness build on the cinnamon bun smell, and a little nutmeg gives this a welcome seasonal touch. Thereís nothing like a little nutmeg in food or beverages once snow hits the ground. While I enjoy the aroma and all the homey delights it projects, Iíd be worried if I started sucking down on a liquefied cinnamon bun, so Iím relieved to find that the taste is milder, chalkier, a mild malty aftertaste, and a good but not overwhelming dose of milk chocolate. The sweetness is dialed down, favoring chalky and dry malty flavors. Itís drinkable and even enjoyable, but easy to miss in the crowd of Coloradoís beer scene. I also donít know where honey comes into the picture. Not unlike the case of the disappearing bees plaguing the apiary industry, there is a mysterious case of the omitted honey flavor.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3594) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
Quite similar to the other. Very enjoyable not many things to say about it. Nice aroma too.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (269) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Sampler at Twisted Pine. Appearance: small tan head, red/brown color, clear. Aroma: spice, metallic, light honey. Palate: light body, slightly watery yet oily texture, metallic finish. Taste: light sweetness throughout. Overall, unimpressive.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle pour. Dark amber color with a light head. Very mild aroma. Taste of malt, with very light notes of honey. Overall a very mild beer, pretty boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2080) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle from the brewery, pours deep brown with a thin head, chocolate, honey and a little golden fruit on the nose, nutty and malty body, finish has chocolate, malt and grassy hops. Well balanced and tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3266) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle; poured a dark orange/brown color. Aroma was sweet, with honey and veggies. Flavor was sweet with some honey and veggies. Didnít quite work.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle; dark caramel color with a khaki head. Aroma had honey, nuts, and caramel. FAirly sweet aroma with honey.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (9024) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at Twisted Pine poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, light honey and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light honey with a smooth lightly bitter lingering carmel finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/27/2013 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of chocolate, carmel, nuts and a hint of toffee. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, carmel and nuts with a smooth semi-sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cthomas2390 (199) - Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with off-white head. The honey note is the dominant characteristic from aroma to finish, but the sweetness is muted, to itís credit. Some roasted flavors play into it as well with a bit of hop bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours med brown with a beige head. Aroma is lightly chocolate. Med minus body. Flavor is chocolate and the honey isnít all that subtle. Always something good to be said about chocolate tho.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dodgrblu (561) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sac, chocolate aroma and front end, honey on the end. Pretty good for a brown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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