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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
(Draught) Pours a brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, nuts, chocolate, and roasted grain.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Upslope. Brown in color with a khaki head. Really nutty, roasty, and toasty aroma. Sweet bread, some toffee, earth, and a hint of coffee. Kind of nutty flavor. Roast, toast, and earth. Some toffee, a bit of coffee, chocolate, and light bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10102) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2011
On tap at Hops and Pies poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, carmel and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoas, carmel and light earthiness with a smooth lingering malty cocoa finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2010
GABF 2010. Pours clear brown with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, nutty), light hops (woody), light esters (fruity) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, toasted), light hops (woody), light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2011 Tap at brewery. Orange/brown colored body with a nice sized brown body. Nutty and well done brown malty aroma. Nutty flavor and brown malts create a full body. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2011 draft. clean nose of brown malt (caramel, chocolate, vanilla), little to no aromatic hops, clean yeast profile. medium-full body; chewy texture; moderately sweet. a striaghtforward brown malt showcase with surprisingly cleaniness, something missing from the early batches from upslope. alcohol is a bit too high and the body a bit too syrupy but these are minor complaints.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Roasted, malt scent. Roasted, sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6323) - lansing, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is clear medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain/nuts), lightly hoppy (apricot, herbs), with notes of gum and vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Pleasant aroma for this usually-dull style. More alcohol than it needs, so it doesn’t have the quaffing quality that one might seek in this style.


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