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RATINGS: 749   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBunn (2770) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. Pour is a dark brown with a smallish head that dies out quickly. Aromas are sweet... brown sugar with a touch of dried fruit. Flavor is heavily reliant on roasted malt with a touch of coffee and nut notes. Not really interesting, but not horrible, by any stretch of the imagination.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JamesCrosson (36) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Nice marketing slogans, funny label; beer is not distinguished at all. I enjoyed it, but I enjoy everything I get with my beer of the month club. That being said, wouldn’t necessarily look for again; unless I have having a Hanukkah party.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2003
(Brewed in NY) A deep ruby brown brew that is a little on the dark side for an American Brown. Thin lasting whitehead that is light brown in color. The nose is mainly malty with aromas of chocolate malt and crystal malt. The finish is a little on the weak side, but not offensive. American Brown Ales are a style that I really enjoy. However, I find this example to be lacking the complexities it needs to make it to the next level.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Deep ruby brown hue. Light burnt grain, sweet nose. Smal sticky light tan head. Caramel, nutty, sweet, medium bodied, finishing with faint hops in the distance. Nothing special here...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7512) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Bottle (recent batch with the "Nut Brown Ale" name). Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/nuts, caramel), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with a light note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not a fan, mainly due to the sourness. Aroma is ok, nothing special. All in all a pretty average beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2004
Brown in colour. Nose is malty with a bit of roast. Taste is thin and malty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2004
Pours a garnet color with a smallish beige/tan head. Aroma is mostly of dark malt with a touch of roastiness. Flavor is malty with a tiny bit of hops in the finish, but, overall, fairly nondescript. Palate is fairly thin but not terribly watery. I was expecting this to be horrid and offensive, but it wasn't. It's just lacking, that's all.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crockett (1113) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
Pours red/brown with a tan head. Decent lacing but the foam fades away pretty quick. Clean fresh aroma of fruity hops and light spice. Toasty. Looks and smells better than it tastes. Thin and watery, some molases and nuts. Smooth milky finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Aroma is light, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate. The color is much like coffee, the head is thin and full. Taste has hints of metal, chocolate, coffee, caramel, banana

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (5007) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Dark brown color with no head. Aroma slightly of cardboard. Some vague maltiness in the taste, but it still has that watered down paper/cardboard quality. Blah.


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