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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Max Brown (Ale) An American variation of the classic English Brown ale. Drier & hoppier than its British counterpart, Max Brown has a complex malt character with notes of chocolate and caramel and a spicy hop finish. IBU 50 ABV 5.5% O.G. 14.2º Plato

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unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2010
Tap. Medium brown color. Aroma of pine. Flavor has a lot more hop to it. It is a bit of a palate killer. More than expected for a Brown Ale. Very sharp. Good,

ben4321 (6830) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Location: On tap at the downtown Atlanta location 4/16/09

Aroma: Caramel, malts
Appearance: Typical brown, maybe a bit clearer then normal
Flavor:Light malty sweetness, dull
Palate: Light body, acidic, pretty bland
Overall Impression: OK, but dull brown, that didn’t offer much. A mediocre beer.

aracauna (3707) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Pours a mostly clear red brown with a soupy head that laces nicely. There’s a good nuttiness to the malt profile along with a maple like flavor. The flavor peters out early, but this would be an excellent beer with a few more hops.

jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2007
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper/mahogany color. Aroma is sweet medium malt nicely followed by citrus hops (cascade). Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, nicely followed by citrus/flat hops (cascade and fuggles?) Minimum carbonation.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/20/1998
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

rusty amber, whispy head, sweet malt and citrus hop aroma, lots of cascade hop flavor, lingering bitterness with a citrus slant, enough grapefruit you could have it for breakfest, not a brown ale
-------- /> Date: 10/31/2006

good tan head, nice lace, almost no aroma, lots of chocolate malt and citrus hop flavor, comes out pretty dry at first but sweetens up as it warms and the grapefruit blooms, an interesting combination that works quite well

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

Aurelius (5659) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Failry dark, clear, thin ringing head. APA-like AR with pencil shavings. Gak! Gak! this is the most pitiful brown I’ve ever attempted. A mishmash. Chalky, vacant, pine, not sweet, vague plum or cherry. Medium roast with cocoa.

hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Draft at Max Lager's in downtown Atlanta. This beer tasted and had a nose more of a Pale Ale than a Brown Ale in my opinion. It had a small sized tan head with fine-medium sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was uncarbonated, opaque with a reddish-brown hue. The nose was moderately hoppy with a bitter and very hoppy flavor to it. The mouthfeel was tingly and hoppy and this was a medium bodied beer.

thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2003
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 16. This draft brew was enjoyed at the brewery in Atlanta Georgia. This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized moostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a semi-opaque brown colored body. It was later noted that a second glass contained a hazy brown body with some yeast particles floating in it. It had a hoppy brown malt aroma which was nice but seemed off for the style. Its mouthfeel had a mild tingle to it from start to finish with a lingering hop finish. It had a mild brown malt flavor and was mostly hops. What a strange conbination we thought for a Brown Ale????

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Cloudy brown with no head. Aroma is sweet, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit with some caramel, medium bitter. Minimal carbonation and a medium body. Surprisingly delicious beer.

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