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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
A nice brown ale. Sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium bodied with a mellow aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2011 Tap at brewery. Orange/brown colored body with a nice sized brown body. Nutty and well done brown malty aroma. Nutty flavor and brown malts create a full body. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Quite a good little brown. Nutty, malty, roasted, toasted bread dough and a surprising chocolqtey flavor. I really liked it but couldn’t really have more than one of these.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Canned, no pour (but have seen it many times). Nice roasted barley and light creamed coffee in nose, kinda smells like homebrew, i like it though. Taste is moderately sweet, big roast, cocoa, lingering med bitter. Great to slug out the can. Like the brew and don’t quite know why, good aesthetics i guess.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4772) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Deep amber/brown pour with a cream head. Nose is solid chocolate, coffee, and bitter. Very smooth on the palate, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
12 oz. can received in trade from Arminjewell. This beer is dark red brown and is clear. A nice thick beige head slowly fades. A nice earthy nose brings chocolate and nuts. First sip is a mix of chocolate and coffee. It, too is earthy. A bit of molasses and some gentle bittering hops and they grow as the beer warms. The hops also add a hint of mint that remains in the aftertaste. An interesting layer is felt on the tongue. This is quite nice. Thanks, Armin!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
I picked this up on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Brown color with some sticky lacing on the glass, maybe that’s the brown sugar? Smell is roasty, toasty, and definitely signals brown ale. The flavor was very rich, malty, sweet, good. The only problem I’d have with this beer is that it’s so rich and the ABV is close to 7% so I can only drink a couple of these. This is easily upslope’s best beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-11-2011 17:53:57

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Can. Pours a dark brown with a finger of tan head. Settles quickly with some lacing. Aroma is roasted, nutty, malty, with some underlying alcohol. Flavor is roasted, dark malt, hint of chocolate with a roasted/burnt finish. Slight hoppy bitter aftertaste that lingers. Relatively soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth finish. It’s been a while, but this beer is significantly better than I remember. A good, drinkable brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tozac (19) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Good head, not very dark, very translucent. Smells great, taste is good too, nothing amazing but a solid brown.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeerbitch (5) - - SEP 8, 2013 does not count
Can. Pours a dark brown with chestnut highlights on the edge of the glass. Milk chocolate and raisin, slight mocha in the aroma. Slightly sweet. Smooth roast flavor with chocolate and toffee, slightly herbal hops on the finish. Clean. Creamy body. First Ratebeer review. Cheers bitch.


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