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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1876) - 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 (486) - 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

4.1
   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1528) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4100) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (1046) - , 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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1560) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014
12oz can pours with an amber to mahogany colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up roasted malts that have a dash of dark roasted malts and molasses added in as well as a pleasing earthy wet tobacco note. Nice. The taste is pretty darn rich for a brown with lots of roasted malts that approach being dark roasted and burnt malt. To midway a mild malty to molasses sweetness kicks in just as earthy wet cigar tobacco leaves make more of a grand entrance. Into the finish it ends earthy, roasty, with some sweetness and then a sting of malt blended pine like hop bitterness. Rich deep brown with lots going on and it all lines up very nicely. I like this.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2570) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (304) - - APR 14, 2015
Can. The brew has tenuous hold on the title "brown ale" -- it’s more crimson than cocoa, with surprising clarity when held to a light. The somewhat thin appearance of the liquid, however, detracts nothing from the tightly woven tan head, which grips the glass in thick, filmy sheets. The beer uses "Patagonian" hops, versions of citrusy American-style hops like Cascade grown and exported by the same Argentinian growers Pages bought from back at Cerveceria Beagle. According to Upslope, the Southern Hemisphere-grown hops have a much more spicy, earthy character than their counterparts cultivated in the Pacific Northwest. These unique hops to shine in the aroma, as notes of pine, chicory and damp forest floor meld with toastier tones of bread crust, bittersweet dark chocolate, and walnut oil. The flavor offers an inclination toward caramel, with additional chocolate notes interacting with a bit of burnt sugar, gleaned from some brown sugar added during the brewing process. This sweetish front and middle eventually give way to medium roast coffee and nuts, and then to a dry, bitter finish both citrusy and earthy, swirling with fresh grass, pine needles and wet bark. Medium-bodied with mild, roasty astringency. My favorite brown ale.


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