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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2273) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2942) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roser (44) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyforce (681) - California, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2889) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9999) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a dark and muddy brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of burnt and toasted malts, chocolate, and nutty. Tastes of chocolate, roast, nuts, and light caramel. Body tad on the thin side. As far as brown ales go, this one was drinkable but didn’t stand out. The tastes were a tad on the thin side as was the body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3423) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2007
Poured a dark brown, almost black. Medium, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate, and some caramel. Aroma was much of the same, but with a hop presence. Dry finish. Some breadiness in the flavor as well. Not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5598) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Nose is toasty malts, caramel, nuts and sourdough. Taste is toasted malt, choco notes, dusty cocoa, nuts, and caramel. Body is creamy and smooth with a light-medium overall feel and dense carbonation. Finishes with more chocolate, soft cocoa, caramel, toasted malts and nuts. Not extremely different from the Inaugural version, from what I recall, but still good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a foamy brown head. Lite chocolate malty aroma. Taste of coffee and dark chocolate and bitter after taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3527) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Definitely the little brother of the inaugural brown. Medium to dark brown, decent head. Light chocolate aroma. Flavor was chocolate, faint coffee, and some undefined fruitiness. Not bad.


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