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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Philadelphia’s most award winning beer....This brown ale is medium bodied, flavorful, and balanced....Great dark session beer.

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3.2
yespr (47077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty, slight liqourice and dark breadish. Bitter, herbal and slight spiced to a toffee dry dark malty flavoured. Bitter and dark roasted malty finish.

3.5
Travlr (25828) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2013
Draft at the source. Dark maroon color, bright tan edge head. Aroma pf dark cocoa. Taste is peppery coffee.

3
Theydon_Bois (20462) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Tap at Nodding Head, PHL, 26/11/13. Extremely dark mahogony brown with a moderate light tan covering. Nose is dark toffee, dark malts, nutty tones, light cocoa, vanilla. Taste comprises orchard fruit, earthy, brown sugar, brown bread dough, nutty twang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry mellow finale. Harmless.

3.4
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2008
(10/19/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Philadelphia. Brown color with a beige head. Aroma of slightly smoked malt, some caramel, some nuts and bready notes. Sweetish flavor with malt, nuts, a bit of smokiness and some toasted bread notes. Medium-bodied. Nice. Has more character than most Brown Ales.

2.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
(SCBE2003): Clear chestnut with medium beige head. Aroma is meidum sweet caramel, slightly earthy. Taste is light sweet, caramel, earthy, with lightly earthy bitter finish. Watery medium body.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13706) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Tap at the source. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, nutty and cookie malt with dates. Flavor is moderate malt, light hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, bread, and nuts. Flavor of cocoa, roasted malt, raisins, and dates.

3.6
j12601 (13035) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 8, 2010
On tap at The Nodding Head. Pours a deep garnot tinged chocolate and cola brown with a thin to medium sized dark beige head. Minerally roast, nutty, a bit of coffee with a nice sesame note. Roasty and lightly sweet, a bit of cocoa. Very slow finish with hints of smoke over long subtle roast. Nice.

3.4
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2004
On tap. Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Malty and nutty aroma and tastes. Average brown ale.

3.6
Sammy (12604) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2005
very drinkable session ale. I seem to have enjoyed it far better than people in 2003 and 2004. So perhaps they have tinkered with it. Rich malt with some bitterness. Dark brown and lace.


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