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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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swholub (20) - - AUG 28, 2013
Draft. Pours a deep mahogany brown/raisin red with a lasting off white head. The perfect amount of roastyness, chocolate notes, and body.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cthomas2390 (211) - Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours a deep reddish-brown with a nice, stable head. Nutty and roasty aromas. Bitterness gradually comes thru to play against the malt in the middle. Fairly clean finish, though a trace of bitterness and sweet, bready characters linger.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rburrell89 (10) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013
This brown pours a dark reddish brown color. Strong malt presence with coffee and chocolate aromas. Overall, a very well balanced and delicious brown ale.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCS0629 (25) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2014
I was hesitant at buying a beer in a can, but was greatly surprised by the quality. A nice brown color with a nutty aroma. Just the right amount of bitter taste. A good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Chestnut/ruby brown with a decent sized head. Delightful aroma of chocolate infused with coffee grounds, with a dash of brown malt. Tasted like a prime example of a classy brown ale; sweet, chocolaty, malty, with a gentle touch of coffee on the finish. Fantastic for a style that sometimes disappoints.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2011
12oz can poured into a Dimpled mug at 43°. Color is a nice dark brown with good carbonation and a tight tan head. Aroma is a deep scent of roasted malt with a light spicy hop note in back. Medium body that gives a creamy mouth feel. Flavor is rich with a bold roasted malt flavor, just a hint of coffee and a light sweet toffee taste, then a mellow bitterness tops it off. In the after taste the smooth roasted flavors slide back and let the bitterness show a little more with a nice spicy hop flavor. Overall its another great brew from these guys, looking forward to try more brews from them.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (215) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Best by Nov 12, 2014. A very dark brown brew with some reddish highlights, the off white foam starts off big but shrinks quickly leaving some lacing behind. The smell is all Brown Ale like. ;^) Big hoppy but with more than hints of roasted malt and coffee. I think the hop and roasted malt have a nice "marriage" going on and they are celebrating the event with the coffee. The taste just supports what I said about the smell. Nice bitter from the hops and roasted malt with a wee bit of sweetness that doesn’t quite balance things out, but this is an American Brown Ale, so all is right with the world. Did I forget to mention coffee’s involvement? I think it brings things together and gives this Brown Ale and extra oomph. Wow. Oomph is a word without the red squiggly lines but hoppy isn’t? Medium is what I’d use to describe the body and carbonation. This is an excellent Brown Ale and I will enjoy drinking the other cans I have. Serving type: can

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1178) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3301) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (934) - , Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 RERATE 03/14 bumped from 3.8 this has graded out better than other browns avail. locally; new go to. aroma is as solid ad many porters/stouts - with roasted malts, chocolate. solid taste also!!! WELL done!!Aroma of toasted brown malts wow niiice aroma. Brown red pour. Taste is malty sweet well balanced with coffee. Finish has a little chocolate. DAMN good brown


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