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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2728) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2011
12oz (squishy) can, no date from Lukas Liquors in Lone Tree. Perhaps there isnít 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. Iíll have to update with my other cans to see if theyíre 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. Flavorís good, though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours dark brown. Taste bitter cocoa up front followed by chocolate malt and some sweetness in the finish. Kind of a dry cocoa flavor and almost porter like. Surprisingly good and a rich toasty chalky malt flavor and moderate bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2509) - Conifer, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2013
12oz can poured into glass. Brown ale out of a can... Iím in. Nice nutty aroma with hints of malts and slight hops. Tasty and definitely worth a chance if itís in your area.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled this 2012 GABF medalist after the awards. Solid malty and clean taste. Interested me enough to want to buy a can. Not too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2309) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce can, thanks to Ed. There is a firm toasted malt chocolaty character, spicy/pine hops, clean maltiness. The flavor is roasty, cocoa powder, fruity, pine. Solid brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2164) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Tootsie roll chocolatey aroma. Dark brown color. A chewy chocolatey flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2024) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Clear dar red-brown with foamy khaki head. Pretty heavily lacing. Aroma of tahini, peanut oil, toast, and smoke. Tastes toasty and a little nutty. Medium bodied and somewhat dry. Solid brown.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
That1Guy (1962) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
12 oz can (excellent) pours a clear, reddish brown with an off-white head. The first thing I smell is DMS, but getting past that, there is some roast, coffee, biscuit, and diacetyl. Flavor is somewhat sweet, got some corn, bit of roast, and popcorn jelly belly. Drinkable enough, but could use a little work.


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