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style
Brewed by Rebellion
Style: Brown Ale
Marlow, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - November to January.
Full flavoured, fruity ale. Crystal & Chocolate malts in the mash produces a rich tast, and a reddish/brown colour, balanced by the addition or aromatic Cascade & Liberty hops.

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3.5
FatPhil (16355) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2010
Cask (JDW?)
Deep red, tiny head. Tea aroma. Lovely fruity ester retronasals. Full palate. Rich roasty malts. Finish has a bitterness both from hops and from roast, and also biscuity malts. Lovely fullsome bitter.

3.3
bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Harrow. Dark copper with an off white head. Fruitier than name suggests. Not much roast or nutty flavours. A little caramel and toffee with gentle hops. Overall its a very pleasent ale.

3.1
berkshirejohn (6522) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2008
[Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading.] Chestnut with a thin off-white head; earthy aroma; sweet and malty with roast chestnuts and a dry finish.

2.7
convex (31) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAR 17, 2008
cask in nottingham. porter and stout festival. This was the first of the night, was a bit bland, it seemed a bit out of place at the festival.

2.9
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2008
at the tap in the village with ethereal. i think it smells of pencil sharpenings(if that is a word) or more formally graphite, and hops (it is a beer after all!). dark cherry wood colour. And hey, i would never have guessed, it tastes of roasted nuts, still a bit metallic but not so much pencil any more. Strage pint it is but not bad.

2.8
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Cask at the Brewery Tap, Wimbledon Village, 4th March 2008. Rich chestnut brown colour with a strange aroma of hops and graphite (like pencil sharpenings). Hops and malt are well balanced but there’s a metallic note. Light at the front of the mouth and then gets fuller. Ok, but didn’t wow me.

3.2
cgarvieuk (24792) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2007
Cask at bow bar , Edinburgh ... Copper brown , sweet malt nose ... fruity malt bit metalic with a decent balance.

3
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
[email protected] BF. Tastes quite nutty and caramelly. It is quite malty, and initally sweet, but quickly dries in the end, with a nutty dryness. Crystal malt characters are very obvious in this beer.

3
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the City Arms, Manchester 08/12/2001 Copper mid brown coloured with fruity aroma. Citrus flavours and hops in the finish. 2. Cask Handpump at Wetherspoons, Wombwell 21/12/2002 Mid brown coloured and slightly rich on the palate. Lasting malt finish.

3.6
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2006
Cask (handpump) at the Three Horseshoes, Marlow Bottom. OK, its a brown ale, but I don’t think I would have placed it in that category. A slightly sharp edge to the finish put me in mind of an old ale. Rich, dark ruby colour. There’s certainly some smoky malt and a touch of caramel in the aroma, but also some other elements that I found it difficult to pin down. Having now seen the ingredients list, with the unusual (for the UK anyway) combination of US hop varieties and dark malts, I can perhaps understand why. On the palate, its sharp, malty and bitter at the same time, with a hint of sweetness. Clean hops and touches of licorice too. Very fresh and tasty.


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