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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3471) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Draft. Lighter in color for the style, medium brown with a decently well-formed off-white head. Toasty, chocolatey, and nutty aroma. Very nice and balanced. Great flavor, very nutty and a little hoppy. Tootsie roll/milk chocolate flavors along with a little earth and light toast. Dry on the palate with medium body. Surprisingly good beer overall. Excellent for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Draft at Dad and Dudes. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Big, bold nutty goodness on the nose. Nice brown malt vibe on the tongue. Clean finish. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3382) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3299) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Can; poured a dark cola brown. Nuts, caramel and hint of coffee in the aroma. Roasted and nutty notes in the flavor. Good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3066) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
On draft Serioz pizza in Denver. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Nutty malt aroma. Flavors of roasted grains. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Brown-red, tan cover. Caramel, toasty, light roast aroma. Taste is sweet, toasty, caramel, earthy hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2927) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
A nice brown ale. Sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium bodied with a mellow aftertaste.

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2586) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Draft at a local. pours a medium light beige head, gradually thinning, with minimal lacing, over a clear, brown (SRM 25) body....nose is coffee, with lighter chocolate, toffee/caramel, very light nutty tones....taste is light coffee, chocolate, toffee/caramel, finish with a light hazelnut tone...mouth feel is medium, carbonation low. This is a pleasant Brown Ale, not overly heavily hopped, with a nice malt back bone. BJCP 8/3/13/4/6


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