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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2816) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2074) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (482) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyforce (608) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roser (31) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darwenus (550) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (634) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasty caramel and chocolate malt. Drinks like a porter, sweet with chocolate notes. Medium bodied with creamy texture and sweet finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (140) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4596) - 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.

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