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RATINGS: 109   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roser (38) - 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2435) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Bottle. Rerate in horizontal with the Inaugural Tavern Ale. Dark brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet malty and nutty aroma. Sweet malt flavor, some nuttyness and a touch of chocolate. Original Rating: 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0 On Tap at Capital Ale House. Clear dark amber body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet caramel and dry malt aroma. Dry caramel and grainy malt flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9270) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3349) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5363) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3375) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehinge (270) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Dark brown poor with an amber head. A little lacing. Chocolate aroma. Tastes more like a porter than an ale. Makes me wonder is this a brewer like Yard’s, doing the colonial brew poorly. It was okay.

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