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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a traditional Northern English Brown Ale that has a nutty malty aroma with a smooth hop finish. The beer is fermented a couple of degrees warmer than our other beers to give it a little more of a fruity winy aroma that is characteristic of the style. Brewed with Pale Ale, Cara-munich, Biscuit, and Chocolate Malts with Kent Goldings and First Gold Hops.

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3.3
Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2007 I can taste the malt and its got hops. A very good brown with conventional brown appearance and tan head. Nutty carmel sweetness. A richness to it

3.4
KyotoLefty (10689) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2009
Almost black. Roast malt aroma, with caramel, chocolae, nuts, and something like liquorice and/or tabacco. Very interestng nose. Nutty caramel flavor with decent fruitiness. Rich palate. Quite nice.

3.6
blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
On tap and The Old Toad in Rochester. Poured dark ruby brown with a beige head. Aroma is almost all caramel. Medium body. Very interesting flavor. Sweet caramel, graham cracker, kettle corn, roasted chestnut, earthy, woody. Pretty original I thought, and very enjoyable.

2.8
jgb9348 (6482) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 New Rating:
Dark amber colour with ruby highlights. Thin off-white head. Smokey nuttiness in the aroma. Medium-bodied; Nutty flavour which fades to malt. Bittering aftertaste from the malt and nuts. Overal. pretty average for the style. I had this on draught at the Old Toad in Rochester, New York on 22-September-2003.

Old Rating:
Found this rating in my palm from way before, but it is still valid. Dark brown in colour with a thin off-white head. Completely absent in smell, nothing going for it. Very light in 'nut' taste and somewaht bitter. An odd taste altogether. I had this on draught at the Old Toad in Rochester, New York on 25-January-2003.

3.1
Ron (4184) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2015 2010 Autumn Festival of Ales. Poured a dark reddish brown. Thin off-white head. Smokey nuttiness in the aroma. Medium-bodied; Nutty flavor which fades to malt. Bitter aftertaste from the malt and nuts and hops.

3
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [draft - 2004 Autumn Festival of Ales - Honeoye Falls, NY] Clear brown color with a very thin white head. Nutty and malty aroma with sweet and earthy notes. Creamy nut and malt flavor with a smooth finish.

3.1
puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Amazingly, almost zero aroma from the tap pour. Taste is hazelnut, wood chips, pretty buttery, slightly bitter and sour.

4.2
PhillyBeer2112 (2895) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2000
Great malts and full body. ...........................................

3.2
shadey (2166) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Tap: Brown pour with a white thin head. Nutty aroma, with a creamy brown ale flavor. Pretty decent brew.

3.2
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Tap: Dark amber brown color with a small tan head. Aroma: Smokey nuts, hint of malt. Flavor: initially a nice roasted nut taste that broadens to malt sweetness and later a bitter aftertaste. Has a medium body and a pleasing mouth feel, but doesn’t really excite the palate. Average for a Nut Brown, one of Custom Brewcrafters best.


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