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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Offered from January 15-through May 1st. This ale has the perfect blend of caramel & chocolate malts, which creates a smooth, nutty palate with ample additions of Willamette hops for their spicy aromatics.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2653) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 7, 2011
On draft at "A Bar Named Sue." Brown with ruby tones. Small head, dissipated quickly. Toasted malts interlaced with notes of caramel malt. Restrained bitterness. Fruity hop presence. Light in body, and mouthfeel. A great lil’ 4.)% brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Nice clear brown color topped by a creamy beige head that leaves a nice layer of lasting foam. Toasty, nutty, and lightly roasty malt aroma with some sweet darker caramel as well. NIcely malty and light-medium sweet with a nutty and caramel flavor finishing more toasty and a little on the dry side. The body is medium-light and the lack of alcohol is easily perceived despite the still ample body and malt flavor. Not bad at all, though pretty innocuous, though what can you expect?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 15, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of hillbert ;-) nice looking brownish/garnet pour with a white head caramelly with some dryness, light body

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle: auburn color with a nice head. Nose of caramel and thin body. The flavor is balanced, but in a you can’t taste anything way. Chewy flavor, metallic raisin and some stale hop notes. Not that exciting, especially since it seems like most brewers really pride themselves on brown ales in the state.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3423) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle; poured a dark cola brown. Off white head. Very nice aroma. Caramel, cola, cocoa, with a nice sweetness. Flavor similar, but not quite as quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Brown pour with a medium off white head. Strong honey notes, buckwheat pancakes and freshly made waffles. Flavor is heavy on the waffle notes. Wheres the maple syrup! I actually like the waffle/pancake notes here.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2010
On cask. Nothing to make this beer stand either way. Smooth and nutty, drinkable enough. Lacks the bitter finish I’d have liked to have had. (#3837, 2/11/2010)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2009
bottle with no bb date tasted 9/20/09. clear rich auburn brown colored pour with a small tan head and some spots of drippy lacing. the aroma is quite faint and hard to read... some plummy fruit, brown sugar, nuts, grain and a little (yet noticeable) sourness. the flavor follows the same path... dirty, watered down and a little soured on the finish. faint notes of iced tea florals, burnt nut skin ashiness and chocolate are the only additions to the aroma profile. the body is light to medium but the mouth feel is watery and flabby. 5/3/5/2/13/2.8

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with Sparky27. Pours a dark brown with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Mild aroma of caramel and fresh top soil. The flavor is similar with weak caramel and top soil. Light-medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2848) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy Douglas88. Pours a watery brown with a thin tan head. Big caramel malt, chocolate aroma with a touch of hops. Smooth malt taste with nice notes of chocolate and nuts and a touch of hops. Nice beer.


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