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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Canned, reddish brown with soapy tan foam, roast coffee aroma, nutty caramel roast flavor, good brown

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Had a CaN of this at Nobi with Mark D after we picked up 2095 pounds of grain for the brewery. accompanied with a nobi hotdog .. . a very english base with nice solid american hops .. . enjoyable for a brown and one of the nicer examples i’ve had in the past half decade .. . . .
Dear Die Hard. You rock. Especially when that guy was on the roof. P.S: Do you know Mad Max?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2011
A brown for people who don’t like browns, I suppose. Pours brown, as one might expect. Smells like brown sugar and graham cracker. Nutty, toasty flavor, plus a dryish, slightly bitter finish. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2013
12oz can picked up at Wilburs
Pours clear brown with a small beige head and spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and nutty. Taste is roasty, nutty, sweet caramel with a mild bitterness in the finish
A nice brown ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
12 oz. can received in trade from Arminjewell. This beer is dark red brown and is clear. A nice thick beige head slowly fades. A nice earthy nose brings chocolate and nuts. First sip is a mix of chocolate and coffee. It, too is earthy. A bit of molasses and some gentle bittering hops and they grow as the beer warms. The hops also add a hint of mint that remains in the aftertaste. An interesting layer is felt on the tongue. This is quite nice. Thanks, Armin!

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (5000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Tap at Freshcraft - something in this beer tastes like fucking seaweed - you know that earthy character you get from a sushi roll when the seaweed flavor mingles with the sesame seeds? - it tastes like that, and it is really off-putting - every beer I have from this brewer seems to have one fatal flaw, and I guess that is this beer’s - there are some nice qualities - a moderate hop bitterness is balanced quite well with a rich, nutty malt character - a bit of brown sugar and caramel - but that earthy seaweed quality is impossible to ignore - weird.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Tap at Serioz in Denver. Poured a hazy dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is weak roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a liqourice nutty palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Deep amber/brown pour with a cream head. Nose is solid chocolate, coffee, and bitter. Very smooth on the palate, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4623) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - 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.


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