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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Modularman (132) - - JUN 28, 2014
Smell of coffee and sweet malt, appearance is dark brown with khaki head, taste is coffee malt with a slight herbal finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Draft. Lighter in color for the style, medium brown with a decently well-formed off-white head. Toasty, chocolatey, and nutty aroma. Very nice and balanced. Great flavor, very nutty and a little hoppy. Tootsie roll/milk chocolate flavors along with a little earth and light toast. Dry on the palate with medium body. Surprisingly good beer overall. Excellent for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2901) - 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 (271) - 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 (3741) - 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 (6051) - .....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?

3.8
   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.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2251) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Tootsie roll chocolatey aroma. Dark brown color. A chewy chocolatey flavor.


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