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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1761) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Sampled in a six pack of cans in Boulder. A really nice highly malt heavy brew. The appearance is nice and clear and the flavor is nice. Well made brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
(can 6/2/11). Clear brown color. Small off white head. Moderate roasted coffee aroma. Flavor of the same, with light chocolate. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1419) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Strong aromas of roasted malts, nuts, and coffee dominate the nose. Pours a dark cola brown with a rapidly dissapating off-white head providing moderate lacing. The taste is as flavorful as the nose was aromatic. Roasted malts, nuts, dark roasted coffee bitterness, with grain/bread notes appearing in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this is an excellant and rewarding American Brown Ale. Will buy again. well done Upslope.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
I picked this up on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Brown color with some sticky lacing on the glass, maybe that’s the brown sugar? Smell is roasty, toasty, and definitely signals brown ale. The flavor was very rich, malty, sweet, good. The only problem I’d have with this beer is that it’s so rich and the ABV is close to 7% so I can only drink a couple of these. This is easily upslope’s best beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-11-2011 17:53:57

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Canned, no pour (but have seen it many times). Nice roasted barley and light creamed coffee in nose, kinda smells like homebrew, i like it though. Taste is moderately sweet, big roast, cocoa, lingering med bitter. Great to slug out the can. Like the brew and don’t quite know why, good aesthetics i guess.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1282) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2011
12oz can. Pours a medium brown with a small creamy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet nutty chocolate malts.

The flavor is sweet nutty chocolate malts that are a bit acidic. There’s a bit of bitter roast in the finish with some off plasticky notes. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK brown.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2013
One and a half fingers of tan head on brown, amber ting’d colored body. The aroma is a nice nutty and malt smell. Really nice. The taste is nutty and malty as well. A solid profile. Smooth texture with low carbonation and medium body. A drinkable brown ale and tasty too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
The beer pours a deep ruby color with a moderately full, beige, rocky, pillowy head which is somewhat diminishing and leaves scattered, soapy lace. The nose is pleasant with brown sugar, toffee, some earth, roasty background, and a light nutty presence. The flavor is carries more roast and nutty notes, lighter toffee and brown sugar, an earthy bitterness, and a very slight peaty note? The palate is more than medium, less than lively, and silky. The beer finishes fairly long with earth, roast, lingering sugar, and still a slight peat note. Certainly a unique attempt at a American brown ale, but seemed to carry some Scotch or Scottish characteristics. Plus, it carried the restrained roast of a brown porter. While quite different from most browns, it did still drink very easily. Certainly something I would drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1021) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
December 30th, 2011 - Upslope’s Brown Ale is more assertive than its English cousin, and drops the drinker into the deep end of the flavor pool, right after they’ve become used to swimming in the shallower waters of the pale ale and lager. The aroma is clear and distinct, ringing with medium roast coffee grounds, and calmed by a drop of milk or cream. The taste is also mildly coffee, but again, soothed with a milky latte sweetness. The body is creamy, but the carbonation is assertive, with a long aftertaste that reminds me of a ubiquitous coffee drink - frothy and foamy, but also flavorful.


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