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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (855) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Taste is sweet malt and chocolate, moderate bitterness with roasted malt. Nice medium creamy mouth feel.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2585) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2421) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1262) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
12 oz. can from a 6’er served in a shaker- poured a transparent darkened maroon when held to a light source, 2 finger solid and foamy head formed and laced very nicely upon the vessel. Aroma of nuts and a roasted malt. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt was lightly roasted, some caramel in the middle, finish is long with some pine that comes shinning through. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (249) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Brown, light tan head. Light resin, roasted cereals, grain. Light touch of coffee and chocolate. Fairly bitter, some lighter underlying sweetness. Medium body, quite acidic, fair amount of carbonation, reasonably long finish. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1388) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2014
A superb and fine Brown. Many times, I get too much hops, not enough malts, and some watery action. Not here. Story here is malts, malts, malts all the way. Good, lovely, and recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2379) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1133) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Can. Pours dark brown with red hues with tan head. Aroma is very cocoa, vanilla, sweet, chocolate. Taste is medium bodied, good carbonation, almost scotch ale-like. Overall, one of the best browns I’ve ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (990) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Out of the 12oz can! The best beer from upslope I’ve had yet, nice walnut color, translucent with an oyster head and good lacing. Good aroma, roasted marshmallow, not too toasty. Taste is predominantly malty-sweet. Not too sour, nor too hoppy--I think they got the hop balance right. Very full mouthfeel actually. Just a good brown ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eighty6 (14) - Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Can at Chao Chandler AZ. Not my style preference so a bit surprised by smell and taste. Hopped enough for an IPA lover yet malty for anti hop heads. Just enough alcohol to tip the scales. Drink one now.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (566) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Appearance: deep mahogany color, almost looks black, pours with a large tan head that settles into a nice density Aroma: very strong coffee, dark roasted malt, Taste: coffee, slight dark roasted grain, bitterness on the very finish Palate: soft carbonation, bitter after taste, heavy mouthfeel Overall: a good cold weather beer, very strong coffee aromas on this one, not too sweet or bitter, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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