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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep, bold nut brown ale beautifully balanced with rich dark malts and a complex hop character converging to reveal a simply enchanting elixir.

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2.9
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Dark brown with some red around the edges. Malty, grain-like aroma that never developed any character. Taste had a bit of sweetness initially, but flattened out as quickly as the small head. Medium-bodied with decent carbonation and a moderately astringent finish. Not sure if this beer wants to be taken seriously or is offered as a gimmick like the Monty Python Holy Grail.

2.9
jazz88 (2683) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Bottle. Brown color with a light brown head. A nutty and malt aroma with some sweet dark fruit finish. I thought the aroma was pretty good for the style. A medium body with a nut and malt flavor that lacks depth and complexity.

2.9
MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Brown. Lightly malty in the nose. Flavor is caramel, some nuttiness. As it warms, takes on a somewhat scotchy character. Slightly thin.

2.9
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2004
amber brown in colour with a thin white head. The nose is sweet caramel with some roasted malts. The taste is thin and malty with not a whole lot there. Bland and just blahh.

2.9
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Clear, dark copper body with minimal beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some toffee, faint nutty. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nutty, light roasty, molasses. Medium body, lightly sticky.

2.9
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
This is essentially the big brother of the Genesis ale, with the same basic flavour, but, as the name would suggest, it is a bit bolder and darker. At the end of the day, however, it is ultimately a generic brown ale.

2.9
temporrari (398) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2005
No expectations at all. Never heard of this beer. Pours a dark brown. Little to no aroma (it was pretty cold). Flavor has some suprising roastiness. It’s not too bad, but I wouldn’t pay for it. It’s drinkable tho, and I could certainly drink a few of these if I needed to. I sampled this after drinking several larger beers, imperial stouts and such, so maybe I missed out on all the flavor this has to offer, I’ll have to revisit this brew.

2.9
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Interesting concept. Pours a dark brown color with mahoganey hues and a tan head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Light bodied, mildly carbonated and watery. Although somewhat flavorful with notes of nuts, caramel, toffee, and butterscotch. An average dark beer.

2.9
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Pours brownish-reddish color with a thick off-white head....a very easy to drink brown ale. Good malty qualities. Funky hop presence and toasty roasted notes. A pleasant, though not wonderful surprise

2.9
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Dark mahogany ruby color, no head, no lacing. Nose of charred pine, mild coffee and some cocoa/chocolate character. A bit of darker fruits. Dry robust sweetness in the finish. Flavors are a bit watery but there’s some chewy element to it. Meh.


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