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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This strong Brown Ale is quickly becoming a new Goose Island favorite. Seven different malt varieties are used to give this beer it’s sweet complexity and round body. Lightly hopped for balance, this pint is the perfect accompaniment to a fine cigar.

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3.6
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Deep, dark brown with streaks of red beneath a tightly packed tan layer of foam. The aroma is soft and subtle with hints of nuts, chocolate, whole-grain bread, mild earthy hop character and a hint of toffee. A moderate, smooth body greets the tongue with light carbonation and a hint of astringency. Straight up brown ale here. Smooth, slightly creamy, nice (non-roasted) malty flavors with a light touch of hops to balance at the end. It’s not exciting or stand-out-ish, but it’s tasty, easy drinking, balanced and flavorful. Well made.

2.8
Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Sampled at the brewpub in Wrigleyville. Nice brown color with a decent head. Sweet and malty with definite roasty and sour notes. It's alright but I doubt I will order it again.

3.7
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2001
Excellent as brown ales go, though I'm not sure how true it is to the style: there's a good deal of hopping here (which was pleasant) and some nice roasted malt flavors, without being as sweet as other brown ales.


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