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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a dark brown colored body with a two finger white foamy head that dies into the body about after a good two minutes (good pace for dissipation), fair amount of slightly thick foamy lacing that stuck in rings around the glass. It really took a while until the lacing finally slid. The smell has some roasted nuts in front, with a slightly dark breadiness, malts are there with some light chocolate. The taste has roasted sweet nuttiness, nutty aftertaste, and a dry finish. The palate is about a light to medium, fairly sessionable, but here’s the kicker, well, the carbonation seemed a bit harsher than most American Browns, so uh... yeah, probably needs a bit of tweaking. Overall, other than that, I’d say this is a pretty good American Brown Ale that I would have again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (95) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Roasted malt, salty Virginia ham?, chocolate aroma. Very dark amber with little head. Malt, lite bitterness, lite cocoa, roasty and good carbonation. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
As "Williamsburg Tavern Ale". Keg @ Sedona. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is smooth berry, cocoa. Brown bread. Nice and mellow. Creamy cocoa biscuit and red fruit flavors. Super drinkable, lush mouthfeel. Well done for what it is.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
aroma of grains, caramel, corn, coffee, vanilla, vegetables. very malty odor. pours smoky topaz with off white head, snake skin lacing, but little of it. tastes nutty and of steamed milk, with notes of cashews, bread, caramel, chocolate milk, oatmeal, seltzer water, minerals, earthiness. palate is a tad thin, but smooth and balanced. very drinkable. overall a standard brown ale, nutty with chocolate milk, but bland and unoriginal.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2350) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Nutty flavor with some sweet rock candy flavors medium body and easy to drink. Too easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
12oz bottle from the Jarretts. Light mahogany with a biege head. Roasted maltiness, dry, sweet caramel, pleasant. Mild body and moderate carbonation, malty, somewhat sweet, dry, toffee, fairly tasty finish which was surprising.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1126) - - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with no head. Nose is dominated by roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate and some hop bitterness. Palate is smooth but could use some more carb. Pretty tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pras (374) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Brown aroma, slightly cloudy. Flavor is overwhelmingly malt. Slightly sweet. Slightly bitter. Not my favorite style. This beer is enjoyable though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle->SA. Dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is pure malt. Taste is caramel, molasses, malt. Slightly bitter finish. Eh.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 22, 2013
THOUGHTS: One of the best standard brown ales I’ve ever had. Great balance and wonderful transition from sweet malt to citrus hops. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium brown with a small, tan head that hearly fully diminished rather quickly. The aroma contained mostly moderate to heavy mil chocolate and Hershey’s syrup; lighter caramel; light citrus hops; and toffee. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly better and lightly acidic with an average duration. There was milk chocolate, citrus hops, toffee, caramel and roasted malt. The medium body was sort of oily and fairly fizzy with a light astringent finish.


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