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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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Made with traditional brewers malt, with a touch of crystal and chocolate malts. Slight nutty undertone, with a mild bite at the end. Hopped with Mt. Hood and Cascades.

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Malty_MacHops' rating

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
First off, I most likely had a bad/old bottle. The label was just "Brown Ale" not the current "Ka-Bar Brown Ale" designator. Thus the slight sourness was likely abnormal. Malty aromas with notes of dark bread, brown sugar, and a touch of smoke. Deep, deep brown (bordering on black) with no head. Some of the malt characteristics, with a slight sourness akin to a Flander’s Brown ale. Medium to medium light in body with a slightly tart finish.


3.4
Bacchus66 (904) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Tap at Old Mill. Hazy dark brown with a thin off-white head. Sweet roasted malt, cocoa, dark bread, mild grassy hops. Medium body. Smooth malty finish.

3.1
ManVsBeer (10928) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle from Harris Teeter, Hampstead, North Carolina. Brown in colour with a thick off-white creamy-frothy head. Crisp, malty with a gritty enough texture with some hops and some breadiness. There’s a robustness about it too.

3.4
GTAEgeek (2338) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2016
From the bottle. The aroma is cherry, chicory, peat, caramel, and milk chocolate. Sweet and malty, with a light, balancing bitterness. Medium body, grainy, and chewy. This is a fun and interesting beer.

3.5
Travlr (25822) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Draft. Clear dark brown color tan head. Roasty cocoa aroma. Taste is sweet brownies. Nice.

3.3
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle. The look is pretty dark, brown tinging almost to black in color, with a tan head. The smell is sourdough bread, malt, roast, pastries, sweet, and some fruit. Slightly off in the smell . Taste is more what I would expect. Roast, touch of fruit, cocoa, malt, decent stuff.

3.4
bnokk (539) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2016
APPEARANCE- deep brown with very foamy (almost frothy) head. NOSE- very little in the smeller Dept. FLAVOR- malty sweetness jumps right out at you when you open it. The nuttiness is indeed an undertone, but that doesn’t really take away from the beer. Very nice use of bittering hops as I only get a hint of them at the very end, but I get the feeling they’re affecting the drink from.the sip through the finish

3.7
lobosaintori (89) - - OCT 10, 2015
overall a nice beer. one of the reasons brown beer is one of my favorites. very good example of this varietal. pours a nice brown with a thick tan head. decent nutty aroma. taste is reminiscent of a bowl of mixed nuts. with a little touch of lite chocolate. finishes a little bitter.

3.6
Leafs93 (2332) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Pours brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel and roast. Taste is sweet with very light bitters. Light bodied, smooth and almost but not quite creamy. Very solid brown ale.

4.2
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass Aroma- Has a nice roasted nut aroma Appearance- Pours a dark brown with a small white head Taste- Has a nice malty flavor with a good blend of roasted nuts. Palate- A mild to medium bodied beer with heavy carbonation. Overall- A pretty good brown ale that should not be passed up.

3.8
HourGlass13 (1009) - North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is is all malts and roast. The taste is mild with some caramel, and a earthy note. It has a mild sweetness, but not overly sweet. There is a hint of booze in the taste. All around easy to drink and very good brown.


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