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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A good, clean nutbrown ale with a malty body. This is our most popular ale due to its smooth and malty flavor. We use a mixture of pale, crystal and black malts in this one, and our primary hop is Target, though we also add some Whitbread Goldings Variation as well. The Real Ale is best fresh, so fresh in fact, that it's great right out of the bright tank.

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Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Medium-dark brown, earthy, nutty, toffee, but mild and on the thin side. Has a bit of some hop presence.

3.1
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Slight hop aroma. Somewhat malty throughout, with a bit of a hop bite. A decent brew, but nothing outstanding.

3.7
aracauna (3584) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2004
I seem to have a much higher opinion of this than the rest of the group. Dark tea brown body, mostly clear, with a nice off-white head. The aroma starts off with a slight whiff of peppery noble hops. The malty flavor is hazlenut, a slight suggestion of coffee and a bit of apple peel. The flavor gains complexity as it warms. I think this beer would be best served only slightly chilled and served out of a handpump from cask. Not a bad session ale from the bottle though.

2.7
Hangover (1133) - oxford, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2004
I bought this beer hoping it was a pale ale or something similar. Turns out it’s a brown, which was a bit of a dissapointment. Muted nutty aroma with a touch of sourness. Goes down easy enough, just not something I will remember or buy again.

2.8
SpringsLicker (3612) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Translucent brown body and an off white head. Sour aroma that was a turn off. Not much flavor comes from the thin body and finishes without much going on there either. Overall light and refreshing, but brown ales can be much more than what this one turned out to be.

1.7
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 16, 2004
Deep, dull amber/brown with fine off-white head. Nose of sour malt with some hops, and light fruit. Light mouthfeel with bland finish. Flavors of malt, faint hops, and not a lot more. Some sour notes, though a mouthfeel that’s more like water than anything else.

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Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2004
This is a pleasant and average brown ale, slightly nutty, smoothly malty, some pricklyness in the carbonation. Light sour notes in the dry finish.

3.2
Shag (2981) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2004
A nutty dark fruit nose. A brown appearance with a rather small head. The flavor is very straight forward with a slighty sour nutty taste. This is a pretty standard brown ale but enjoyable. Nothing much going on here but it will do.

2.6
gsteph (325) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Looked allright at first. Nice dark brown with a thin of-white head. A little lacing...very little. Hoppy and grassy aroma. Not interested yet. Some bite, hoppy up front, malt on the end, with some yeasty flavors, uneventful in between. Some nuttiness as it warmed. Overall very bland, pass on it.

2.8
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Well.... This was just like any other common ale. It should be re-named Atlantic Bar Harbor Real Basic Ale.


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