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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - MAR 28, 2011
12 oz..bottle. pours a see through brown, off head. nose is dry roast lightly sweet. taste is boneless roastiness, lightly nutty, carmel malt and semi-sweet. nothing to offend here, meh.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmoen (62) - - APR 25, 2014
Clear, ruby brown. Toasted malts, nutty. The body is a little on the light side. Lightly bitter.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours a slight brown with a tan head. Aroma and tastes are nutty, caramel and malt. This wasn’t my favorite brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Tried at the pub. Curious roasted mix of nut, peat and earth. Darker brown, porter like look. Has some Irish ale characteristics: nutty with earthy cigars. Killians came to mind, but it’s too light being a lager. Murphy’s Red is a better comparison. Mid weight fluffy body. Different from the heavy browns in a refreshing way.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3404) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Dallas! Pours reddish brown with an average biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and nuts. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, nuts, and some chocolate. Pretty decent!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1224) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2013
This is rated as being a session beer. As such it is surprisingly good. A bit bitter. A bit thin but carbonation is used to counter this. Aroma very nice thin fading head. For a low gravity brown pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (628) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Toasty aroma, with some caramel. The toasted character is not as dominant in the flavor; more balanced with biscuit, roasted, caramel, and sweet malt flavors. Some herbal hop flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4654) - Utah, USA - MAR 20, 2012
On tap at Poplar in SLC during St. Patricks pub crawl
Appearance: Clear brown with a small beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts and nutty
Taste: Toasted malts and nutty
Nice and clean, mild and easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Gription79. Pours clear medium brown color with tan head. Toasted malt aroma with some bready yeast. Toasted malt flavor with some nuttiness. Light to.medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Dallas.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Deep chestnut, moderate finely bubbled head, decent lacing.   Malty nose, rather nutty.   Certainly comes across as a Brown.   Low hop on the tongue, as expected, nice malt backing, a little nutty, slight hint of chocolate malt.   Falls off quickly, flavorwise.   Fairly clean, a little bit of earth on the finish.   Could be a bit bigger in body as it does seem on the lighter side.   Okay beer, but very mediocre.   Nothing to set it apart from others.   Wouldnt pass it down if offered, but wouldnt seek it out again.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6843) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
12oz bottle pours a nice clear brown with copper hues and tan head. The aroma offers up a bit of esters and then some dusty nuttiness, nut shells, earthy malts and some roasted malts. The taste has a nice rich mix of roasted malts, nuttiness and a bit of earthy malts. It then picks up a brief poke of esteriness before it gets a dryer sensation with some astringent roasted malts. Interesting brown.


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