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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1465) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Can at Illegal Pete’s. Brown color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with chocolate, nuts, caramel and coffee. Bittersweet finish with chocolate and nuts. Very nice brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (178) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2013
Can pours brown-red with a medium tan head. Dissipates quickly, but decent lacing. Faint aroma of sweet caramel malt. Taste is smooth, bready, brown sugar. A bit of burnt toffee. Light, but not watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - APR 4, 2013
Great pour with a beautiful head. Thick dark taste with creamy goodness. Definitely drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Can. Pours a dark brown with a finger of tan head. Settles quickly with some lacing. Aroma is roasted, nutty, malty, with some underlying alcohol. Flavor is roasted, dark malt, hint of chocolate with a roasted/burnt finish. Slight hoppy bitter aftertaste that lingers. Relatively soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth finish. It’s been a while, but this beer is significantly better than I remember. A good, drinkable brown ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3047) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Tap. Pours mostly clear tawny brown with thin, creamy off-white head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is toasted and caramel, cocoa, figs, earthy hops, and light leather. Flavor is toasted malt forward, cocoa, light coffee, dark fruit esters, and light grassy hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cthomas2390 (200) - Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours a deep reddish-brown with a nice, stable head. Nutty and roasty aromas. Bitterness gradually comes thru to play against the malt in the middle. Fairly clean finish, though a trace of bitterness and sweet, bready characters linger.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1092) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2013
One and a half fingers of tan head on brown, amber ting’d colored body. The aroma is a nice nutty and malt smell. Really nice. The taste is nutty and malty as well. A solid profile. Smooth texture with low carbonation and medium body. A drinkable brown ale and tasty too.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerandbeyond (625) - ISRAEL - DEC 5, 2012
12oz can poured into a wine glass. Slightly hazy dark brown color with no head. Sweetened coffee aroma with some milk chocolate, mild roast and earthy hops. Sweet and deep malt flavor, with dark caramel notes, some coffee, roasted nuts and lo bitterness. (Too) low carbonation, medium bodied, not very balanced and a bit alcoholic. Far from great, but not awful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
I picked this up on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Brown color with some sticky lacing on the glass, maybe that’s the brown sugar? Smell is roasty, toasty, and definitely signals brown ale. The flavor was very rich, malty, sweet, good. The only problem I’d have with this beer is that it’s so rich and the ABV is close to 7% so I can only drink a couple of these. This is easily upslope’s best beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-11-2011 17:53:57

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled this 2012 GABF medalist after the awards. Solid malty and clean taste. Interested me enough to want to buy a can. Not too sweet.


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