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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1647) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (2075) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Can. This is a nice malty brew with a simple profile that goes well with almost anything.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Pours a clear dark brown, with ample tan head. Aroma of malts and brown sugar. Taste is smooth, drinkable, and a little sweet, with complex notes throughout. A very nice brown ale, thumbs up!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7533) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2015
12 oz. can from the Liquor Store & Wine Loft in Jackson, attached to Albertson’s. Consumed in Yellowstone National Park. Ms. phaleslu wanted this one. It pours a slightly cloudy cola brown with a small beige head. Notes of toasted malts, light coffee roast, tobacco, nuts, earth, and pumpernickel. Light-medium bodied, with a toasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Drinks nice from both the can and glass. Good brown ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (969) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Clear medium brown pour, tight off white head with some decent lace. Nose is coffee, dark malt. Slightly more bitter than sweet. Middle is smoky malt, coco, hint of leather. Finish shows some noticeable hop bitterness. Really nice American Brown.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1367) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Can. Pours a medium brown with a high, cake-batter, lacy, mixed-grain head. Nose is smoke, dried fruit, dry sherry, tawny port, roast pecans, and vanilla. A touch of cocoa sweetness up front, then a wave of smoky bitter-sweet dry goodness that s very well balanced and elegant. Finish is long and roasty dry. Extremely nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2254) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Suitably brown. Malty, a little nutty, a little resinous. I may have to drink a couple more of these.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brucebruce81 (317) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 7, 2015
The beer was ok it had a great color but lacked that good palate feel that most brown ales excel at. Overall it was a decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wchesser (1467) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Can. Mahogany brown. Nice nose of rye bread, burnt caramel, light spice. Bready with some spicy yeast elements. Unfortunately still has that weird metallic taste on the finish pretty much all Upslope’s beers have.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2226) - USA - MAY 2, 2015
Thanks to my cousin. Malty brown brew, pretty much what one would expect. Well balanced and flavorful, leans toward dry for the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (624) - - APR 14, 2015
Can. The brew has tenuous hold on the title "brown ale" -- it’s more crimson than cocoa, with surprising clarity when held to a light. The somewhat thin appearance of the liquid, however, detracts nothing from the tightly woven tan head, which grips the glass in thick, filmy sheets. The beer uses "Patagonian" hops, versions of citrusy American-style hops like Cascade grown and exported by the same Argentinian growers Pages bought from back at Cerveceria Beagle. According to Upslope, the Southern Hemisphere-grown hops have a much more spicy, earthy character than their counterparts cultivated in the Pacific Northwest. These unique hops to shine in the aroma, as notes of pine, chicory and damp forest floor meld with toastier tones of bread crust, bittersweet dark chocolate, and walnut oil. The flavor offers an inclination toward caramel, with additional chocolate notes interacting with a bit of burnt sugar, gleaned from some brown sugar added during the brewing process. This sweetish front and middle eventually give way to medium roast coffee and nuts, and then to a dry, bitter finish both citrusy and earthy, swirling with fresh grass, pine needles and wet bark. Medium-bodied with mild, roasty astringency. My favorite brown ale.


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