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RATINGS: 53   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2000
Well, a really good beer only comes around every so often. This was a great ale all the way around. Too bad it is seasonal. It was very rich, with just the right bitterness. Nice color, and great finish. This was the best ’brown’ I have ever had, in my humble opinion it knocked ’Newcastle’ right out of the water. I know that is blasphemy for all the Newcastle lovers out there, but tough shit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3331) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2006
12 oz bottle. Part of a Wasatch variety pack. I enjoy this more than most widely available brown ales. Nutty malt aroma. Flavor is light hops, malt and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (665) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1371) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2667) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5876) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2300) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - 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.

   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.

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