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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The finest domestic pale and roasted malts, soft hop accents and lots of care give our Brown ale great taste, medium body and lots of devoted fans. Mild, slightly sweet with a chocolate aroma, our Brown Ale is a great companion to any of our Taproom dishes.
Malts: Domestic Two Row Pale & Caramel
Hops: Mt. Hood Malts : Domestic two row pale, caramel Hops : Mt. Hood

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2017
Not bad, but draft run of the mill brown ale. More hoppy and nutty notes as it warmed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (6134) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Sampled at the brewery, 7/3/15.
Chestnut brown color with a tan head and lace. Malty aroma. Some bread and toast. Light pale malts. Clean and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (10086) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin white head. Soft nutty malt on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet malt with a bit of caramel. Malty and toasty into the finish, soft sweet caramel before a gentle balancing bitterness. Simple and clean, easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2624) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Draft at the browns brewpub in a sampler flight in Troy. Deep black brown color. Has a mAlty nutty flavor. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (3093) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
The beer pours decently with a nice brownish/reddish hue to it, an average somewhat off white head and minimal lacing on the glass. The beer smells decent with a nice blend of chocolate and caramel malts together somewhat sweetly. The beer tastes decently with mild sweet chocolate taste up front that gives away to a mild sweet caramel taste on the back end. The mouthfeel is decent as the beer is well carbonated, medium bodied, and leaves you mildly dry and sweet. Overall, not a bad brown ale but seems more like a marzen than a brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (1167) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2013
On Tap at the brewery in Troy, NY. Pours brown with long lived off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of nutty, caramel malt, dark fruit and hint of hops. Body is medium and smooth. Nutty, caramel malt, smoke, dark fruit and hint of hops combine on the palate. Finish is long and dry. Interesting session brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 29, 2012
On draught at the brewery. Arrived a very dark brown with a thin-moderate tan head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Pleasant aroma od crystal malt and mild nuts. The flavor is similar with perhaps the nuts a bit more prevalent. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. No problems.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPolenz (1784) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2012
Brown ale is often the style of beer that gets people into craft beer because it’s sweet (but not cloying) and very smooth. And that’s a perfect description of Brown’s Brown Ale.

I poured a 22oz bomber into an official Brown’s tumbler glass.

Appearance: Dark, but clear mahogany color with little carbonation visible. Forms an average-sized, beige, foamy head which mostly dissipates and leaves trace lacing on the glass.

Smell: Stronger nose than the average brown ale. Very prominent sweet aroma of honey roasted peanuts with hints of toffee and smoke.

Taste: Brown ales, when brewed properly, can have some of the most subtle and delectable palates in all of beer. I’ve had Brown’s Brown Ale on cask, draught, and bottle and the cask version is definitely the best presentation. As soon as it hits the tongue there’s an immediate sensation of sweetness. It’s mild, but strong enough to wake up your mouth. A tasty combination of syrup-like flavors of caramel and toffee, combined with a smoky finish. There’s mild bitterness through the middle, but it’s washed away by the ending - which has more of a nutty/earthy taste than at the beginning.

In a funny way, it’s similar to a cola made with real sugar, as there is no drying or sticky sensation in the aftertaste. The draught version is a little too fizzy and tends to act as a self-cleansing palate, where as the bottle and ESPECIALLY the cask presentations are calmer to allow the sweetness to linger. Not that this is an absolute mind-blower, but definitely a beer to enjoy for its subtlety.

Drinkability: If there’s anything brown ales are known for, it’s their drinkability. While not exactly thirst-quenching, they definitely are friendly on the palate and the system. Brown’s Brown Ale is a little thicker and softer than most, but goes down very smoothly and easily. I paired this with pulled pork at the brewpub and it was a delicious combination. At only 5% ABV you can definitely drink several of these on end without worrying about it going to your head (or your waistline).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Great chestnut brown pour with minimal head. Lots of malt, some toffee and nut in the background. Finished with caramel and some light fruit alongside the malt and toffee. Drinkable, respectable, but otherwise a fairly boring brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Brown bottle brown pour with amber highlights and minimal head. Aroma is sweet and nutty. Nice malt notes and a medium body with a thinner texture than most browns.

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