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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brown Angel comes at you with three levels. At the heart the beer is layer upon layer of pure, delicious malt. Columbus and Amarillo hops add an intense hop presence while a final layer of East Kent Goldings delivers a delicate floral finish. This is NOT your old school brown, but a rather sexy American interpretation.

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3.8
TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. Nut brown with tan beige head. Nice hoppy flavour. A good ammount of malt sweetness. Chocolatey. Roast malt bitter finish. Quite good.

3.2
Ratman197 (15612) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bomber 2011 vintage poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, ciutrus, light pine asnd light cardboard. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, nuts, light grapefruit and light cardboard with a smooth bitter lingering earthy finish. I’d like to try a fresh bottle, I can’t beleive Half Time sent me a year old bottle!

3
TheGent (657) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2012
translucent brown color. with a bubbling head that fizzed out. aroma is brown sugar and rum raisin with some pine resin. Taste is a light chocolate and finishes some floral hop. great sharp carbonation.

3.5
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2012
From a growler picked up at a whole food in Virginia. Aroma is pleasently malty with some light hop notes. Lots of good malt character. Flavor follows through with the promise. Malty but not overly sweet. Great hop balance. Really impressive brown ale.

3.4
Dedollewaitor (16543) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle. Thanks to Chrisv10. Pours dark brown with a large head and lacings. Dark caramel malts and fruit. Smooth and medium bodied. Decent.

3.4
Scopey (16227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle shared with Leighton and James in Delirium Hoppy Loft. It pours very dark brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is molasses, pine, treacle and earth. The taste is caramel, pine, leather, leaf, earth, resin and some alcohol warmth, with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not overly complex, but easy drinking nonetheless.

3.4
Slipstream (2719) - USA - FEB 7, 2012
On draft at Good Beer. A very nice BA. It is malty and bready, but still effectively hopped. A good balance and a good taste.

3.5
Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle shared with Paul and James at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels, late on Saturday night (Sunday morning) during the pre-wedding celebration. Pours brown with a thick, off-white foam. Bit of toast and leafy hops in the nose. Decent flavor, medium sweet, with toast, dry caramel, bit of bread, mild dirt and leaves. Medium bodied with average to high carbonation. Mild dry finish, some toasted leaves, light cocoa and caramel. Doesn’t blow me away, but it’s OK. Some lingering dirty, floral bitterness.

3.2
Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Has floral and light pine aroma. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thick, lasting tan head. Has some coffee-like character but the resiny hops dominate in the favor. Not picking up much from the amarillo. Although an American brown, pushes towards a black IPA. Carbonation is a little prickly and strong. Medium mouthfeel. Bitterness in a fairly long finish.

4.7
SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Smells almost exclusively like bready malts with hints of hop notes. Taste is sweet, malty, hints of chocolate, caramel, toffee, with a nice mild hop profile. Medium-bodied with a smooth, wet texture and very soft mouth-carbonation, Clown Shoes Brown Angel finishes with a nice, mild sweetness.


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