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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A richly colored ale of character... Mildly aromatic with the richness of dark, German malts to support the dryish English hops, this brown ale has both substance and character. Youíll find the subtle flavor of dark, bakerís chocolate, with itís cocoa, nut-like taste, in this complex, but mellow ale. COMPOSITION Malts: 4 types of imported German malts Hops: British East Kent & Styrian Goldings hops Alcohol by Vol. 5.4%


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1789) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2007
The brown ales are my favorite beer type, so maybe Iím overly harsh. It wasnít a bad beer, smallish head but nice lacing, nice appearance...but lacked a little in the taste department. I definitely didnít detect much of the "nutty or caramel" taste that others have noted. Good, but unremarkable. The other 3 people in my party really liked it alot, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kidwiththehair (45) - Girdwood, Alaska, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Somehow got this one from a keg behind an abbandoned train station in detroit...that aside, a very nice beer. Nice tan head and firm peak, with a bronze pour, and nutty aroma with your usualy hints of sweets. Tastes a little malty with some nutty hints and slite bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2892) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Poured a typical brown-orange color with a normal head and with a touch of lacing (although, nothing impressive there). The flavor was only mildly nutty and was dominated by a caramel type malt. The hops were too strong for this style. The mouthfeel was properly carbonated and medium bodied. Would have another, but there are better brown ales out there. Also had the "cask" version and that one was much more out of character for the style. Served at a warmer temperature and with more carbonation, the hops were much imbalanced with the malts, which isnít my idea of a brown ale (more like an amber ale on cask).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2006
(draft) Beige head atop a clear dark red-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, caramel, cherry. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, light raspberry, caramel earthy, chocolate, faint sourness. Some roasty in the finish. Smooth light-medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2005
dark copper, watery. slight hop aftertaste but leaves a bit of a funky aftertaste in and of itself

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Draught sample at Victory. Has grassy-grainy sweet hay aroma, mild raw nuts with dry floral hops. Decent malt aroma with good bittering. Worty with bread dough. Light brown-amber clear with thin off-white slightly lacind head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Starts with doughy bread, raisins and sweet, sour tang. Not much sweetness overall. Mild acidity throughout with nutty dry bitterness. Floral hops in finish. Ascerbic nutty after.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Very good brown ale. A little on the sweet side with hints of chocolate, carmel and nut. Had this on tap at Victory.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2005
A dark copper apperance with little head. The aroma was mainly caramel. The flavor was very nutty with some caramel and chocolate notes. The palate was a bit thin but it wasnt too bad for a brown ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2005
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Nothing special here. Nice brown. Good malty flavor. Had a hint of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2005
On cask at Victory. Nice color. Good dry aroma and flavor. Very nutty and complex. This is a northern brown ale. Apparently so is Newcastle. Having them back to back, I donít think I could tell. Maybe itís just really great warm on cask, but I think people are shooting a bit low.


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