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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5890) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, 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 (9489) - 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 (1085) - 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 (1320) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
strongpieman (1538) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
The aroma is very malty and rich with sweet caramel, chocolate, a hint of burnt grain, and resin hops. The appearance is deep amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma but soapy bitter. The palate is smooth with a dry finish. Overall a good beer but a tad to astringent and dry for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2305) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
. Clear brown amber. Roasty notes and some coffee in the aroma. Dry roasted malt flavor with some coffee. Dry fairly nutty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate. Taste is roasty, dark malt-chocolate, some bitter/metallic hops bite. Medium body. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SirSlarty (68) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2008
nice deep brown-ish red. Smells and tastes exceptionally hoppy. Good head that faded quickly. Good malty finish.

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