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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (539) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Nice! I love finding a good can of beer. Creamy brown ale. Malt, caramel, long finish of Caramel and light burnt hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
odannyob (72) - Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2012
Taste test using a pint glass. Aroma: roasted within a smooth hint of earthen thatch. Appearance: brown but darker than a nut, lighter than nota nut w/a thin tan ring of a head and very slowed bubble movements. Taste: I like it. That’s why I drink beer. Palate: Medium with an as mentioned above "flat" carbonation. Overall: Pretty dang tasteful.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (528) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
A good brown ale. This is my first beer from Upslope and it doesn’t disappoint. Pours a dark brown, with an thin, off-white head. Nice malt profile with a touch of burnt and hops. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - DEC 25, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a little amber tinge and a thin layer of almond head. Strong malty aroma with some good smoked nut notes. Taste is more smoked malt flavor with some good mocha and toffee bite. Fantastic brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6148) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Pour is dark brownish with off white head, aroma brings notes of toffee, toasted nuts, biscuit, some caramel, spice, earth notes in there. Taste is a nice sweet nutty and toffee flavor, hints of caramel and toffee, bitter earth finishing a bit sweet. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2011
12oz (squishy) can, no date from Lukas Liquors in Lone Tree. Perhaps there isn’t much carbonation? We shall see. Clear auburn brown with 1/16" beige head that lasted about 4 seconds before fading to a very thin ring. I’ll have to update with my other cans to see if they’re as flat. Nutty roasted aroma with some toffee sweetness, but also a tinge of some twang. Not really getting any twang in the flavor--just a nutty, lightly roasty, a little chocolatey, somewhat sweet brown ale. Semi-dry with a lactose note, bitterness peaking at a 2-3, slightly ashy. Barely a tingle of carbonation heavies this into a full bodied brew. Flavor’s good, though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
(can 6/2/11). Clear brown color. Small off white head. Moderate roasted coffee aroma. Flavor of the same, with light chocolate. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
12oz can poured into a Dimpled mug at 43°. Color is a nice dark brown with good carbonation and a tight tan head. Aroma is a deep scent of roasted malt with a light spicy hop note in back. Medium body that gives a creamy mouth feel. Flavor is rich with a bold roasted malt flavor, just a hint of coffee and a light sweet toffee taste, then a mellow bitterness tops it off. In the after taste the smooth roasted flavors slide back and let the bitterness show a little more with a nice spicy hop flavor. Overall its another great brew from these guys, looking forward to try more brews from them.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMWiens (2) - Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2011 does not count
Aromas of coffee predominate. Decent brown ale that will be good with hearty winter fare.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4009) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Chestnut/ruby brown with a decent sized head. Delightful aroma of chocolate infused with coffee grounds, with a dash of brown malt. Tasted like a prime example of a classy brown ale; sweet, chocolaty, malty, with a gentle touch of coffee on the finish. Fantastic for a style that sometimes disappoints.


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