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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American Brown Ale
A traditional English-style brown ale, but with more body. Its deep brown color comes from a combination of Chocolate and Black malts. Tall, dark and smooth the perfect cure for the domestic beer blahs.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (10075) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle from State Line. pours turbid deep brown with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is malt, brown sugar, cacao, earhy. Tastes scotch malty, with brown sugar, cacao, and walnutty notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle from Whole Foods in Greenville, SC. Really not that bad of a brown ale. Pretty solid flavors of toasted malts with a bit of bitter hops leading to a dry finish. Slightly watery, but overall not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2009
pours brown with a film of head, not much lacing. Malty with hints of sugar...it is what it is...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (6063) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle. Pour brown with a short white head. Nose is chocolate, nutty notes, earthy aromas and toasted malt. Taste is spicy and earthy hops, chocolate covered nuts, light toffee and toasted malt. Body is light with a soft carbonation and a slick overall feel. Ends with more toasted malt, cocoa, nuts, spicy and earthy hops, and toffee. An average brown ale.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VAYankee (347) - Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Clear brown body and a nearly nonexistant head. Malty, lighlty toasty, caramel aroma. Thin watery palate. Inital flavor of malt and caramel - quickly fades away. Nearly nonexistant aftertaste - just a little sweetness. Not that impressive of a brown ale.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Brewed in the USA...... Courtesy of AFI96, thanks Waylo !! pours a chestnut / mahogany color with an ultra thin off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Taste of toast and nuts. The mouthfeel is kind of dry & chalky. It is not the cure for the beer blahs.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Pours clear mahogony with almost no head. The smell was a lightly roasted with a hint of sour peach. Maybe a sanitation issue? Very little flavor, just a hint of toast. Watery palate, slightly chalky. Possibly the worst one in the variety case.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2009
12oz bottle, from Charleston Beer Exchange. Pours amber brown, with a small tan head. Aroma of nuts, toasted malt, and some chocolate. Flavor is quite underwhelming, theres a small amount of caramel, chocolate and tobacco, but not much else. Thin bodied and watery. Its not a BAD beer, just really unremarkable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (5828) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Chestnul and light maple syrup aroma. Dingy brown, thin off white head. Nutty with a pronounced bitterness. Coffee notes in the end. Thin mouthfeel. Good tasting, but somewhat disjointed.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5648) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 Bottle, 50th rating for this brew. Toasty malt with a little of that spaghetti sauce funk I only find in the odd English hop and German Kellerbier. Walnut pour, still a bit light, with clingy, rocky tan head. Taste initially promises dryness but soon becomes cloying. Light toasty funk with some nuttiness. Light body, generally smooth and very creamy. Aftertaste dries out somewhat. Little earth, buttery without the diacetyl. Surprised how much I liked this one (and I did!). [2009.05.14: 3.3]

An intensely prodigious gusher, never before has a beer been so overcarbed without shattering its container. Foam smelled nice enough, I guess? [2014.09.28: 0.5]


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