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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2671) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
niday2288 (115) - - AUG 4, 2013
Nice malty nose and dark brown pour. Flavor is nice with great malt overtones and hop balance. Mouthfeel is light medium. Overall very nice brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (237) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Appearance: pours a thick beige head which slowly recedes with plenty of lacing. Color is a deep reddish-brown. No noticeable streaming carbonation. Aroma: dark roasted barley malt, cocoa, rich bread dough, and some herbal hops. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, somewhat oily mouthfeel, with a drying finish. Flavor: molasses, coffee, cocoa, plenty of robust barley malt. some hops near the finish, and some warming alcohol lingers. Overall: well done example of an American Brown Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
A very dark brown ale but still translucent. Good lacy dirty white head. Mild malty brown aroma with chocolate. Flavor starts sharp and bitter and turns to bitter malty chocolate and barley. Cheers colorado.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Had a CaN of this at Nobi with Mark D after we picked up 2095 pounds of grain for the brewery. accompanied with a nobi hotdog .. . a very english base with nice solid american hops .. . enjoyable for a brown and one of the nicer examples i’ve had in the past half decade .. . . .
Dear Die Hard. You rock. Especially when that guy was on the roof. P.S: Do you know Mad Max?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Tootsie roll chocolatey aroma. Dark brown color. A chewy chocolatey flavor.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMWiens (2) - Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2011 does not count
Aromas of coffee predominate. Decent brown ale that will be good with hearty winter fare.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - APR 4, 2013
Great pour with a beautiful head. Thick dark taste with creamy goodness. Definitely drink again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3268) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
On draft Serioz pizza in Denver. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Nutty malt aroma. Flavors of roasted grains. Bitter finish.


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