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RATINGS: 772   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A smooth, full-bodied nut brown ale, lightly hopped with a hint of roasted and crystal malts. This ale is dark in color without the heavy taste of porter or stout.

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3.3
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2003
A nice little beer -- not very assertive -- smells better than it tastes -- a not too heavy nut brown that hints a nutty, roasted malt but doesn't back it up very much. A good choice, but not the best -- but I'll buy it again.

3.2
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Clear dark brown with a quickly diminishing tan head. Typical raosted orange peel aroma of a brown ale. Have you noticed that brown ales typical do not fair well on this site? I must be beacuse they are all very similar, and this brew is no exception. Chocolate, roasted taste. Smooth medium body. Good but nothing special.

3.4
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Dark but clear brown body, small light brown head. Aroma is malty and nutty. Smooth on the palate. Nutty, slightly sweet flavors, hops in the background. Not a big brown ale fan, but this is pretty solid.

3.3
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Light, chestnut body with a full, wheat-colored head. The aroma is quite malty, with silky nuts, toasted bread and light caramel. The body is a bit thin, but not overly so. The flavor is rather full-bodied with a nice malty start and a touch of hops to bitter the finish. This is a decent brown ale. Nothing exciting or over the top. Also not something I would drink regularly.

3.4
fiulijn (20604) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
Brown color; poor head. Very nice aroma, hoppy; litchee, flowers. Average body, quitre weak and a bit sweet, but the flowery/fruitness (litchee) is still present… Just some caramel. Strange but pleasant (because of the litchee.

3.8
Reid (2556) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Ok bought in the 22 oz brown bomber..slighly surreal chappy on the label. Very nice appearance..deep garnet red coloured beer..appears brown when held away from the light..great frothy creamy off white head. Aroma is good but a little subdues ,mainly od chocolate malts. Wonderful tasteing brew...very chocolaty ( dark unsweetned)..very nice hop bite at the end, liquorice. Great mouthfeel..creamy and smooth all the way. A very nice and drinkable brown ale..best brown ale i have had in a long time.

3.3
Terminus (3689) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2003
bottle-nice appearance, nice aroma, but thin body. this is not one of my fav styles.

3.4
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Nutty/malty aroma. Sweet roasted flavor with a smooth finish and nutty aftertaste. Little bitterness. Was fairly full bodied but not overpowering in flavor. Better than most thin nut brown ales.

2.2
Waponi (3) - USA - NOV 3, 2003 does not count
With a good nose and a nice feel too it I started to enjoy the ale thinking that it should have been a much thicker beer. It's unusual in that it's taste is that of a complex and very hopped beer but it's taste is very thin. Overall it was a good beer but not a great ale. I'll give it an "ehhh".

3.2
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Large foamy tan head and ruby-brown body with mild carbonation. Mild aroma of crystal malt and delicate hop spice. Candy malt flavor with a note of mocha. Thin palate. A weak and delicate brown ale. Good because there is no cloying chalky malt buildup but not so good because there is not much flavor here. Commercial description says "full-bodied" and then the bottle is labeled "Light Brown Ale". What the fuh?


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