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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2014
A nice brown ale. Sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium bodied with a mellow aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pour is deep brown with a slight red tint, medium brown head and good lacing. Roasty, graham cracker, light cocoa, vanilla, somewhat bready, earthy, grassy, and bready aroma. Taste is big roast, cocoa, light espresso, vanilla, earthy hops, toasted bread, earthy, woody, and grassy with a lightly roasted finish. Sticky body with medium carbonation. Really nice brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3720) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Can while Facetiming with the kids and overlooking the dark, sleety nothingness of Tooele. Very nice dark brown pour with a foamy tan head that lasts. Good aroma of coffee, caramel malt, brown sugar and chocolate. Bold, rich flavor with dark, almost burnt malt and espresso; the flavors linger nicely. Very nice for a category that often gets boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3524) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3341) - 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

3.3
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2945) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Brown pour. Nice creamy tan head. Lacing. Roast aroma. Some caramel. Taste is mostly caramel with slight roasted notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
[Can] Nut brown color with a good cap of light brown head. Nose of bready malts, roasted grains and hints of hazelnut. Roasted flavors of dark malts, cocoa, earthy bitterness, bread, hints of patent malts and toffee. Low-medium body. Thin and roasty finish. The flavors are there, wish the palate was better though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2803) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Can at Illegal Pete’s. Brown color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with chocolate, nuts, caramel and coffee. Bittersweet finish with chocolate and nuts. Very nice brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2794) - 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.


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