overall
48
52
style
RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


2.6
chinchill (5224) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2016
12 oz undated can purchased cold just a few days ago. Dark reddish-brown body with a very good head and respectable lacing. The mouthfeel is good too, but the aroma and flavor not so much. The dank, earthy aroma is particularly disappointing while the flavor is partly redeemed by a decent finish.

3.4
shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Can. Nutty chocolate malt and grass aroma. Dark brown with moderate light tan head. Mildly sweet nutty chocolate malt and moderately bitter weedy grass flavor. Good body.

3.4
Dacrza (1022) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2016
DATE: October 20, 2016... OCCASION: SGO computed, time to mentally prepare for Friday... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint... pours a dark chestnut brown, almost opaque body... forced before light, some bubbles show through... a single-finger off-white head holds strong to a foamy ring... the aroma is nutty--almonds, pecans--though the mango and grapefruit offer a welcome dimension... the toasted bread malts suggest a moderate sweetness... the body is smooth, effervescent at the throat, and mild at the teeth... sessionable as the label professes... frothy too, suggesting freshness... medium-bodied, but not weighty... the flavor profile is dominated by hazelnut and pecan, toasted oats and bread, while the hops suggest citrus--light mango, orange, lemon--to build a reasonably balanced taste... nothing bad to say about this offering--my first from Nebraska, I believe... a competent, serviceable brown ale that I wouldn’t mind having again...

3.6
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Solid brown ale...nutty chocolate caramel and toffee tastes...solid beer first from this brewer...nice showing!

3.6
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Can:   Brown pour, moderate light beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Toasted malt nose, nutty, subtle chocolate.   Similar tongue, very smooth and clean.   Coming across as a solid example.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Nutty finish, a little bready, mild sweetness, some chocolate too.   Really nice example!


2.8
Beaver (1828) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2016
12 oz can. Pours light ruby brown with a medium fluffy light tan head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is toasted chocolate malts with a little nuttiness.

The flavor is sweet toasted chocolate and caramel malts with some graininess and a bit of a metallic twang. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall, an OK brown with some off notes.

3.1
jookos (6948) - 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.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.2
tfontana (1084) - 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
nearbeer (5555) - 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
Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2016
This looks pretty nice w/ a long-lasting creamy head but that’s its chief highlight. This has a slight bit of roast and some caramel flavor but generally just comes off as sweet and heavy, which isn’t 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 isn’t undrinkable but I likely won’t be drinking it again.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 22
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5