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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (1005) - 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 (865) - Chicago, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1644) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Can. Pours a medium brown with a high, cake-batter, lacy, mixed-grain head. Nose is smoke, dried fruit, dry sherry, tawny port, roast pecans, and vanilla. A touch of cocoa sweetness up front, then a wave of smoky bitter-sweet dry goodness that s very well balanced and elegant. Finish is long and roasty dry. Extremely nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2015
The aroma is roasted barley, molasses, earthy hops, some coffee, a bit of cocoa, and whole-grain bread. Solid mouthfeel, with a medium-to-light body and lively carbonation. The taste is moderately bitter, with the roasted flavors being mellowed out by sweet toffee, for a dark and malty finish. More flavorful than a brown ale needs to be. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1870) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2015
12 oz. can, at the Principal’s office at the Ivywild School. Pours a cloudy brown, with a big, frothy, tan head. Tons of lacing. The nose is lots of bread, molasses, some light earthiness, and some floral and pine hops. Sweet and bready, with a nice touch of hop bitterness that makes for a balanced flavor. Medium to heavy body, grainy, syrupy, and creamy. This is a very well done brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3722) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Can while Facetiming with the kids and overlooking the dark, sleety nothingness of Tooele. Very nice dark brown pour with a foamy tan head that lasts. Good aroma of coffee, caramel malt, brown sugar and chocolate. Bold, rich flavor with dark, almost burnt malt and espresso; the flavors linger nicely. Very nice for a category that often gets boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2524) - 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.


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