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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Unlike the sweeter brown ales of england and other US microbreweries, this brown ale is dry and hoppy with a roasty finish. This amber dark beer is quite drinkable because it is less sweet and not as dark and thick as a stout porter.

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bpreo (2943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2015
I sampled 3 beers, and got to choose one for a growler. This one was runner-up.

Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2013
A big, roasted but aroma with some iron to it. Smooth caramel and chocolate are overwhelmed by a pretty intense bitterness. A lot more than I was expecting.

BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Taster - Oregon Trail Brewing - Corvallis, OR
Aroma – Nice malt flavoring with a light hops backing.
Appearance – Dark Amber in color, Thin head and clear.
Flavor – Good malt flavor the mixed malts added quite nicely. Liked the hosp where not too much either.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – I could drink this all day. Loved the crisp and fresh flavor of the beer. This could be a staple beer if I lived near here.

Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2007
On tap at Corvallis brewpub--Dry and hoppy amber colored beer with a nice roasted aftertaste. It appears that OT is more concerned with flavor than alcohol content in their beers. Nice!

AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
The guy pouring beers made a point to tell me it was only a brown ale NOT a nut brown ale. Well this beer had a huge nutty and malty aroma. Flavor a bit on the dry side. Smooth mouthfeel. The best they had on tap at the deli.

jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2007
on tap-pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is molasses-caramel some hops. Taste is molasses-caramel some hops.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 10/10/1996
Source: Brewpub

Appearance: deep mahagoney with a thin head and thick lace,
Aroma: slightly sweet and fruity malt aroma,
Flavor: lots of roasted malt flavor with hints of chocolate, well balanced with assertive hops, slight bitter finish

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4
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jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Pours a dark brown with a good sized persistant head which leaves a nice lacing. The aroma is sweet malt with a few fruit notes. The taste is dominated by sweet caramel malt with a lot of roasted malt which adds complexity and bitterness. There are some faint chocolate and fruit notes. This beer has a nice medium body and is quite drinkable.

harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2006
This was incredibly rich and nutty, with some great malt character and slight sweetness on the tip of the tongue. Hazelnuts and fresh maple syrup make up the flavor with a rich creamy mouthfeel. A little too cold when I tried it but very well made.

3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Draft at the brewery. A very well-made classic style brown ale, and I think the Oregon Trail house yeast (not sure exactly what it is) fits this beer the best. This brown ale is wet and sweet up front with ample maple and a light nutty spice note, changing to a more dry and starchy finish across the back of the tongue. Very flavorfull when fresh, and very well-made.

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