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Sure the British introduced the Brown Ale way back in 17th century. It was light brown and sweet, and brewed exclusively with brown malt. Brewer Chad Pieper decided that this was a good foundation, but as Americans do, the style needed to be Americanized. It needed to be roasted, and malty, and it needed to be a little more bitter than the style that was an English second cousin to the mild ale.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3725) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
A very dark brown ale but still translucent. Good lacy dirty white head. Mild malty brown aroma with chocolate. Flavor starts sharp and bitter and turns to bitter malty chocolate and barley. Cheers colorado.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2016) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Clear dar red-brown with foamy khaki head. Pretty heavily lacing. Aroma of tahini, peanut oil, toast, and smoke. Tastes toasty and a little nutty. Medium bodied and somewhat dry. Solid brown.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014
12oz can pours with an amber to mahogany colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up roasted malts that have a dash of dark roasted malts and molasses added in as well as a pleasing earthy wet tobacco note. Nice. The taste is pretty darn rich for a brown with lots of roasted malts that approach being dark roasted and burnt malt. To midway a mild malty to molasses sweetness kicks in just as earthy wet cigar tobacco leaves make more of a grand entrance. Into the finish it ends earthy, roasty, with some sweetness and then a sting of malt blended pine like hop bitterness. Rich deep brown with lots going on and it all lines up very nicely. I like this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3657) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Can shared with ash. Cheers! Pours clear brown, and smells brown too! Like a bag of brown malt. Sweet and nutty. Taste brings a touch of chocolate. Surprisingly old fashioned. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2697) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Can from cthomas2390. Appearance - dark brown and opaque. Decent lace on the head. Nose - hazelnuts and sweet malt. Some roastiness. Taste - more of the same - chocolate coming through a bit on the taste. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly elegant finish. Overall - a good example of a brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Canned, reddish brown with soapy tan foam, roast coffee aroma, nutty caramel roast flavor, good brown

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerm719 (111) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Medium body, lightly roasted coffee, hazelnut.. Mild. Medium finish. Mild earthy hops lingers

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (241) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Appearance: pours a thick beige head which slowly recedes with plenty of lacing. Color is a deep reddish-brown. No noticeable streaming carbonation. Aroma: dark roasted barley malt, cocoa, rich bread dough, and some herbal hops. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, somewhat oily mouthfeel, with a drying finish. Flavor: molasses, coffee, cocoa, plenty of robust barley malt. some hops near the finish, and some warming alcohol lingers. Overall: well done example of an American Brown Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Sampled in a six pack of cans in Boulder. A really nice highly malt heavy brew. The appearance is nice and clear and the flavor is nice. Well made brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2291) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
12 oz can from Evergreen Discount into my NBB globe. Deep, dark brown appearance with a lasting tan head that laces the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, earthy hops, chocolate, coffee, bread, caramel and brown sugar. Similar flavor, bitter and sweet, nice balance. Medium to full body with a soft, creamy feel and a lingering finish. A nicely done American brown ale.


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