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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pras (577) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3986) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2015
bottle @ Beer Run / Charlottesville VA --- Clear dark mahogany brown color, one-finger beige head, cobweb lace. Taste is nutty malt that stays solid through a mildly hopped swallow, moving smoothly to a medium finish. A simple brew with too much body, too much strength, too much nut to work well. It feels heavy and unbalanced to me. I can certainly drink it easily enough, but I wouldn’t ask for another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6312) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Very dark red, almost chocolate-colored, with a firm tan head. Bit of a bitter chocolate aroma. Nutty to the max, this is like drinking the mixed nut bowl ... it even gives you an illusion of saltiness. Robust.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle... RBSG 07… Murky brown ale with red highlights and lots of floaties. Large, frothy, tan head with decent retention. Well roasted nose with notes of chocolate, caramel and pistachios/cashews. Thin, nutty, bitter-sweet, dark chocolate flavor. Light to medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Finishes metallic-bitter with a touch of tangy oxidation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2007
12 oz bottle-pours a brown color w/a moderate head & a lot of lacing. Earthy, malty aroma. Had a little hint of a Belgian Strong to it, kind of earthy, woodsy, traces of peat & carbonation. Had some yeast, raisins, & dark fruit. Pretty malty w/a touch of sweetness. Easy to drink, was a lot more interesting than a lot of Brown Ales, which often tend to be kind of boring IMHO. Nice change of pace, solid brew. Long earthy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 3, 2008
From dkachur via trade. An ample off-white head popped up above a clear rust colored pour. Average lacing. The aroma was light spice, malt and even some light floral hoppiness to it. The flavor was the same with more hops than I anticipated. Plenty of tart fruit too. The body was thin and the mouthfeel was decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1779) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2009
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 This is another ale that I purchased at the Alewerks beer store in Williamsburg, VA. The brown ale is a staple of the bars in this area. I am not a big fan. This ale poured with a 1/2 inch head. It had lacing down the glass. It was smooth a clean finish. A bit on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5616) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Deep rich brown coloured body with a thin tan head. Aroma of plums, raisins, malt, brown sugar and a touch of cherries. Medium-bodied; Assertive hops up front in the taste with some metallic tastes and a bit bitter nuttiness at the tail end. Aftertaste shows raisins, caramel and toffee. Overall, a good beer - perhaps a bit more complex than most browns, but also showing more sugars and less nuts. A good beer to try, but not amazing, still. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Falls Church (Tyson’s Corner), Virginia on 13-February-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 01-March-2009.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007 Malty aroma. White head. Mid brown coloured and bitter with a crisp and dry malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle. Clear, light brown, thick foamy tan head. Nice caramel and malt aroma with appearance is very inviting. However, the taste is a bit off. Seems too sour for some reason. Really takes away from what seems like a pretty good beer.

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