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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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This medium bodied ale has a malt character that still dominates but a moderate amount of hop flavor and aroma.

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3.3
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2017
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a milky brown color with a thin cap of a little white frothy head that fell off at a decent pace. Lace was slightly there, but messy. The aroma had some chocolate, light coffee, some peach-like/apricot sweetness and then light nuts. The flavor definitely leaned towards the sweet side. Sly malty sweet sort of aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Subtle carbonation was felt with a decent ABV coming about just right. Overall, pretty good brown ale, perhaps leaning towards the English side. Would have again.

3.4
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2006
Pours hazy amber with off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma of grain, chocolate, sweet malt and hops. Flavor is well developed and well balanced. Good brown...

3.5
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Had this one on draught in Wausau, Wisconsin. Somewhat cloudy and medium brown in color with a medium head, some notes of chocolate and coffee with apricots, mild finish. Pretty good, although different from many other brown ales.

2.9
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Some decent malts in here make this probably the best H+H brew at this session, and its rating will rise due to its proximity to so much banality. But out in the field it couldn't hold up to more interesting browns.

3.5
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
Hereford & Hops beers in Bay City MI. are all clean, quality made beers. However, they seem to be brewed more for commercial success & acceptance by Budweiser fans more so than true to style. The Brown Trout Ale is the lone exception. Brett Moody (H&H brewer) has the right combination of ingredients to make this a truely enjoyable beer. Could pick it up on the malty aroma a bit to take this beer to the next level.


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