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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 160   ABV: 5.35%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Brown Ale is a traditional beer related to the first beers ever brewed commercially. Brewed with an interesting blend of malts, including pale two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Maris Otter malt, Caramel, Munich, and roasted Carafa malts, the Brown Ale shines with a deep mahogany luster. The malt flavor is complex and deep as well, with notes of biscuit, nut, and caramel. With moderate hop bitterness, a deep malt body, and a fruity ale fermentation character, the Samuel Adams Brown Ale satisfies the soul and doesn’t overwhelm the tongue.

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3.4
crossovert (12614) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
This beer was retired awhile ago, I found it in the bargain bin, one of the more respectable SA products.

2.6
wlajwl (6737) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2012 Relatively faint malts in the aroma and flavor. Passable but not as much flavor as could be.

3.1
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
I love me so e Sam Adams.... Nice Carmel aroma with dark head.. Good overall beer

2.9
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours is medium pale brown, not much off-whote head. Nose is earthy, some nut and malt. Taste is mostly of nut and malt, some slight hoppiness. Clean standard sam adams finish.

3
Mad_Ferret (1015) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle. Golden medium brown colour. Smells of caramel, malts and something a bit unpleasant like soap or something. Taste is malty and fruity. But the whole experience fades out pretty thin in the middle and left is a beer the discription presents pretty well: "Samuel Adams Brown Ale satisfies the soul and doesn’t overwhelm the tongue." Yep.

2.6
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Pours a medium pale brown, nose is nutty and weak, taste is mild sweetness, weak nutty flavors.

3
rubbishystuff (2521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2016 Thanks to iNBe for the trade. A somewhat average brown ale, would not turn down but better examples out there. Serving: Bottle

2.9
BillWyce (1074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pours chestnut-brown with a light tan head. Found the aroma yeasty with a nutty note. Medium palate. Flavor was nutty and malty-sweet. Note of hops in the finish. Like a lot of the offerings from this brewery, a solid beer but doesn’t stand out.

3.6
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2010
I thought I had reviewed the beer before, but I guess not. Well here it goes. Freshness date of before Jan. 2009. Poured into a Sam Adams sensory glass. Thin head that fades down quickly, leaving no lace. Color is more of a varnish brown, not to dark. Smell is of a toasted almonds and carmel. Taste is that same smoked/toasted almond flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty good, after it settles, the taste of alcohol is definately present. Carbonation is alright. Brown ales are a favorite of mine and this one is a pretty good representation of one. I definately enjoyed it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-15-2008 00:42:01

3.6
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
A-transparent rusty brown body with perfect cream colored head and great retention. S- faint smells of nuts and malt. T- very light taste. Malt and nuts upfront with a hint of bitterness at the end. Faint nutty taste lingers. P- Medium weight body and medium carbonation. pretty smooth. O- This is pretty drinkable and easy to enjoy. Its not my favorite english brown but its pretty good and falls in with the style well. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-23-2007 18:04:56


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