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RATINGS: 1107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.83%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
WTF Ale. A malty, robust, jobless Recovery Ale! We’re not quite in the Red, or in the Black... Does that mean we’re in the Brown?

A big Ol’ Imperial Brown Ale to help you with your slipperly slide on into springtime. Rich, smooth, dangerous & chocolatey.

Alc. 7.83%
O.G. 1.072
64.20 I.B.U

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4.1
Florya (2027) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2017
How: bottle Appearance: brown with a medium tanned head. Aroma: chocholate, caramel, cocoa, hay, toast. Palate: medium to full body, soft carbonation.

3.4
ARH (1138) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2017
The aroma starts leathery and a touch burnt, but quickly reveals a potent burnt sugar. It’s a deep brown and red looking body, topped by a soft foamy, tan head. The palate is mostly sweet, balanced by a roasted bitterness with mostly caramel, chocolate, and a roasted coffee quality on the tongue with a bit of herbal and a dry finish.

3.5
AndySnow (8013) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Citrus, tropical fruit, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, caramel, fruit.

4.6
Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2017
This is fantastic. This is definitely a big ol imperial brown ale. It’s an absolute malt and coffee bomb and it’s 100% delicious. It’s has a huge brown sugar aroma which is amazing, and a nice roasty maltiness that just dominates. It’s super sweet, super tasty and just an overall malt bomb, but in a good way. It’s how I would want malt to be presented in a beer. I love how lagunitas pumps out these beers that are so delicious, but so reasonably priced. It blows my mind. Just another testament to how awesome they are. Cheers! Pick up this malt monster now.

4
olsvammel (7274) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget. Malty and hoppy smell, with wort and caramel. Similar taste. Nice.

3.5
Vighals (4388) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2017
Mørk brun klar med høyt beige skum. Lukter nøtter, brent karamell og humlelukt mot grapefrukt. Balansert, kjenner malten og humlen godt. Grapefrukt, nøtter, brent karamell og sitrus. Middels lang.

3.8
kajser27 (1963) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 2, 2017
Clear, ruby-copper colored, medium to off white head, good lasting. Aroma is of malt, caramel, toffee, fruits, some floral and hoppy fruity notes. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, caramel, toffee, candy, fruity and floral hoppy notes, medium bitterness, dryish finish and bitter aftertaste. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, bit sticky, even some resin. (bottle)

4.2
rondphoto (4490) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2016
22 oz bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Nice aroma of malt and citrus. Clear mahogany color, pock-marked beige head that stays at 2", bands of lace. Taste is dark malt, citrus, medium carbonation, a return of malt, then nuetral hops to finish, with a little malt returning at the very end. Balanced and complex. Highly recommended.

3.7
arn8897 (413) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2017 Pours a medium brown with a khaki head. Aromas of malt and some chocolate. Taste a lot more grapefruit and pine hops than you smell. Light to medium mouth feel with nice lacing in the glass. Nice beer with a pronounced hop finish.

3.5
coachd (905) - Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Rich malty aroma, some chocolate, like a strong brown ale. Barely see through brown color with a very small cream colored ring of foam. The taste is surprisingly mild for Lagunitas. Brown ale characteristics, some smoke in the aftertaste, creamy and very drinkable. By far the least hoppy beer I have had from this brewery. Good silky palate, substantial for the ABV. Overall, this is a good entry in a category that is usually not my cup of tea. I have to disagree with RB on this one, it’s a brown ale, not an ASA.


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