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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5257) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2015
12oz can. Deep burgundy-brown unfiltered body. Thick beige head. The aroma is a pinch dry and astringent. Pretty enjoyable offering. Smooth caramel/brown malt notes. Balanced with some non-descript bitterness. Kind of mundane, not so much malt depth, but OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5064) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (5001) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4512) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Can from cthomas2390. Appearance - dark brown and opaque. Decent lace on the head. Nose - hazelnuts and sweet malt. Some roastiness. Taste - more of the same - chocolate coming through a bit on the taste. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly elegant finish. Overall - a good example of a brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
12 oz can from Evergreen Discount into my NBB globe. Deep, dark brown appearance with a lasting tan head that laces the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, earthy hops, chocolate, coffee, bread, caramel and brown sugar. Similar flavor, bitter and sweet, nice balance. Medium to full body with a soft, creamy feel and a lingering finish. A nicely done American brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4047) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
A very dark brown ale but still translucent. Good lacy dirty white head. Mild malty brown aroma with chocolate. Flavor starts sharp and bitter and turns to bitter malty chocolate and barley. Cheers colorado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3861) - Lewisburg, 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3782) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2014
A nice brown ale. Sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium bodied with a mellow aftertaste.

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