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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12049) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Sampled at 4th NoVA Summer Brewfest. Pours hazy brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, toast), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of dates. Flavor is moderate malt and light bitter hops. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and a sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2552) - 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 (3405) - 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 (684) - 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 (3609) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (6421) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2016
12 ounce bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Dark brown pour. Carbonation fades. Chocolate and malt. Light body. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (1145) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Tap at brewery. Clear brown head of big bubbles. Toasty malt nose. Toasty malt palate, some sweetness, finishes clean.

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 (3737) - 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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