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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Malt:2-Row Pale, Victory, Biscuit, Crystal, Chocolate and Cara-Pils.
Hops:Fuggles and Northern Brewer
Original Gravity: 1.058
Flavor Profile:This full bodied dark brown ale hints of nutty and bready flavors rounded with caramel sweetness.
Menu Suggestions:Fish & Chips, Duck, Sandwiches, Sausages, Hamburgers.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2002
MBC have definately fixed their problems with this beer. I picked up a bottle from the brewery and its quite good. Not incredible, but good. Malty, roasty notes. A little hop bite. Try it again and re-rate!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2002
Sweet, caramelly aroma. Opens sweet and aromatically malty. Middle has more hoppy bite to it. Finishes sweet with a clear alcohol tang. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2002
Ok guys, this beer has gotten a bad rap. The folks at the brewery well realize that early incarnations of this in their sampler packs were spoiled to hell. This is no longer the case. On tap, at the brewery the stuff may be too caramelly sweet and weak, but its a basic nutty borwn ale and not the horrible monster of RateBeer mythos. Original rating: This one has an identity crisis. Its got the horrid explosive yeastiness of the worst wheats and the texture/carbonation problems of badly microbrewed porters and stouts. Theres a bit of the malt under all that, but its pretty swamped by the problems.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2001
Are you kidding me? At first I thought that I got an infected bottle, but after reading the other ratings I realize that it was supposed to taste that way. This tastes like sour cider. Horribley undrinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 8, 2001
Yuck. Like a Long Island Ice Tea gone horribly wrong. This was so bad. Had these three distinct tastes in it then finished with the horrible lemon sour taste. Not a Nut Brown

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
britab99 (65) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2001
This beer tastes fowl...it was bitter-sour. It had the worst aftertaste, almost like gasoline. I cant believe that there could actually be repeat buyers for this beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2001
YECH!!! After two drinks the only thing Im trying to figure out is if the rest is going down the drain or not. Perhaps I got a bad bottle, not sure, but this stuff is AWFUL! Its almost got a Belgian style sourness to it, but not in a way thats complimenting. The aroma is borderline infected smelling. You can smell a bit of the toastiness through the foulness. Have you ever gotten one of those burps while drinking that bring up a bit of stomach acid and beer? Ive put my finger on it, THAT IS WHAT THIS TASTES LIKE! No exaggeration! Sorry to the people at MBC, but this is really the pits. P.S. The rest is going down the drain.

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