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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our version of the classic English-style Brown Ale has a blend of six different malts and a hop schedule that results in a low hop character. The unique malt character brings to mind the taste of a blend of various nuts. Coffee, toffee, caramel tend to come to mind in this excellent session Ale.

2010 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal English Style Brown Ale
2010 United States Open Beer Championship Gold Medal English Brown Ale
2012 North American Beer Awards Gold Medal English Style Brown Ale
2013 San Diego International Beer Gold Medal English-Style Brown Ale
2014 Canfest Silver Medal Dark Ales & Lagers
2016 Can Can Awards Bronze Medal Brown Ale

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (6683) - FINLAND - SEP 2, 2016
Can. Brown. Malty nose. Dark sweet bready, dark fruity, almost dubbel- like plummyness, sweet nutty nose. Light med bodied. Easy, bit thin flavoured. Brown malty nutty flavour. Ok, clean and all. Bit thin overall still.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (939) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Can pour into shaker pint glass from Manchester Wine and Liquors. Appearance is hazy reddish-brown with effervescent sparkle (like a soft drink), finger-width beige head with poor retention and trace lacing. Aroma is nutty caramel/toffee, hint of chocolate (like chocolate almond ice cream). Taste is light caramel malts, late nuttiness. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture, soft carbonation and dry, fairly bland finish. Overall, the appearance and aroma had my hopes up but the taste is not as interesting as aroma and palate is pretty weak.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (5304) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2016
12 oz. can. Deep reddish-brown with a thin film of bubbles. Nose is toffee, maple syrup and apple. Tastes of toasted pecan, brown sugar, apple, lactose and a touch of dry cocoa. Light-plus body has too much fizz and an OK balance.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (4171) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2016
This looks pretty nice w/ a long-lasting creamy head but thats its chief highlight. This has a slight bit of roast and some caramel flavor but generally just comes off as sweet and heavy, which isnt helped by very mild carbonation. It is a bit oily and finishes a bit watery w/ just a hint of bitterness and some lingering sweetness. This isnt undrinkable but I likely wont be drinking it again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palme (4667) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2016
On tap @ Top Hops. This is a near clear mild brown looking one with a tall lasting and quite lacing off-white head. Smells good. Its mainly dark malty, a little nuts perhaps. It has a mild oily texture in the mouth and its just about average on the carbonation. Much the same going on in the taste. Dark malty, a little sweet chocolate wrapper and mild yeast nutty tail. Lightdrinkable, not very memorable to be honest. 18.06.2015

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (1282) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Wide Mouth Can. Poured clear, reddish brown, big tan head that left nice lacing. Aroma of malts, nuts and hints of fruit. Taste is quite malty, certainly sweet, some nuts and some fruits; quite earthy. Easy to drink, very clean finish... Very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (18021) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2016
Can. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, roast malt, fruits, nuts and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackBeerPG (574) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Taste: semi sweet brown sugar notes, nutty, malty, smooth mouth feel, toasted nut sweet nose. Brown, clear, with a smaller tan head and lace. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
voyageurmike (395) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Poured from a can. Dark ruby brown with yeasty aroma. Medium bodied at best, too thin to be a serious brown ale. Roasted malt flavor with sweet finish. Tolerable but unexciting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (3443) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Pint at Asbury. Pours brown with a small head. The aroma is immediately nutty with a sweet malty background. The palate is pretty full with appropriate residual sugar. Flavors of brown sugar, almonds and toffee come through. The hop character is not worth mentioning. Its well put together English brown. If you like this particular style, this is really gonna do it for you. Its textbook.


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