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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brown Ale at its best. Brewed with two-row, crystal, Gambrinus honey, and chocolate malt, and hopped with Cascade to balance towards the sweeter side. Enjoy it with your meal. Brown ales originated in England and were the staple ale of 17th century English taverns. They were usually brewed on site, or by a local widow or housewife. The Tavern model as community social, political, economic and judicial center of activity was repeated in colonial America, a tradition AleWerks supports.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (4147) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Dark lean copper brown pour with one finger of tan head. Nose is odd, very rustic and grainy with some bready sweetness and caramel notes. Kind of watery and weird/grainy in the flavor. Very earthy and rustic bready/toasted grain malt profile. Very light bodied and lean.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eberndt (196) - - OCT 24, 2014
Deep dark brown color with slight head. Lots of malt flavor and strongly carbonated. Very good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2366) - New York, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Dark brown pour from bottle. Loaded with Chewy malts and a very chocolatey finish for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Pours brown with good head and lacing. Light roast aroma. Light bitter finish. Some citrus. Decent balance and easy drinking. Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2900) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
The aroma is malty, spicy, nutty. The appearance is brown, slightly translucent, thin head. The flavor is chocolate, spicy, pine needles, nutty. The finish is spicy, pine needles. Medium in body. Sweet, piney. Decent overall. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2364) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2014
12 oz bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, bread and spice. Taste is malts, chocolate and spice.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (546) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours with little off-white head. Aroma - rye, dark toast, brown sugar, and a little walnut. Taste - malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Nice chocolatey aroma. Pour is a thick black color with a thin white head. Taste is a chocolate malty smoothness.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roser (37) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Appearance- good looking, dark brown, opaque. Thin (weak) root beer colored head, disappeared fairly quick. Smell- malt, spice, chocolate. Taste- a little hop, bitter, gingerbread cookie. Mouthfeel- light to medium. Thin. Warm bourbon barrel kind of feel. Overall- a very solid, good beer. Recommendable. I’ve always been a fan of Sam Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, and I think this is better. Cheers all!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darwenus (568) - Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours dark brown with a persistent ring of foam. I liked the aroma better as it warmed and gingerbread and cloves showed up. But this beer smells better than it tastes. The flavor is a little muted. A little synthetic. There’s just nothing there on the front, but at the swallow there is a little malt and spice.


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