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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
King Street Brown is the answer for those wanting a slightly more malty experience. Made in classic Schooner EXACT fashion, the beer achieves the tricky balance of malty, but not too sweet; full of flavor but not too full on the stomach. Brewed with a blend of chocolate and special Belgian malts, this beer has a roasty, nutty flavor nuanced with hints of stone fruit and leaves you with a dry lingering finish.

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3.4
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle:   Deep brown, thin to moderate off-white head, little lacing.   Cocoa start, sweetened coffee, lots of creamer, seems a bit dry.   Maltly start, cocoa, sweet roasted malts, lots of sugar and cream in this one.   Not a hoppy example, but not overly malty either.   Decent balance, smooth, sweet, not overly roasted either.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with lots of cocoa, a bit nutty too.   Enjoyable!


2.9
Alphadelic (2244) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Looks a little thin. The nose is dusty, nutty malt. In the mouth it is super smooth and light with some real nutty sweetness in the finish. Pretty good but not something I’ll pay to revisit.

3.3
bhensonb (15338) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bomber from LetsPour.com. Pours dark brown with a slight creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate over some moderately roasted malt. Med body. Flavor is nutty and chocolaty with that standard "brown" malt flavor. It finishes dry and rather bitter.

3.5
robforbes (2246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
pours a semi-cloudy copper-brown with a very small tan head that goes away quickly, and little to no lacing. smell is of molasses, wood, roasted malt, hazelnut, and chocolate. taste is a little oily, malt, some spice, a little cocoa, hazelnut, some roastiness, and a few hops. ends oily and somewhat spicey.

3.4
LarryBeast (616) - - JUN 18, 2012
On draft. A mid-range brown ale. Decent, but lacking any distinguishing qualities. Underwhelming.

3.7
SeattleRunner (8) - - JAN 28, 2012 does not count
Poured from a growler. Thin tan head with decent lacing. Sweet, but not too sweet. Very malty with good notes of chocolate. Body a little thin but overall a very solid brown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2012
On tap at Wingdome in Greenwood. Pours a dark brown with tiny white head. Not much in the aroma but a bit of toffee and coffee. Flavor of roasted malts with a creamy finish. Decent, but nothing special.

2.7
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Don’t see what the hype is all about, I’ve had this beer on 3 separate occasions and each time realized that it was fairly ordinary. Not too malty, no dominant hop presence, no prevalent malt presence either. It’s beers like this that I wish I could say that there was a unique yeast ester or a malt ester, or even a masterful combination of fermentation control and timing...but there really isn’t. In no means is it a great beer, but by no means is it truly a horrible beer either. Yes, there are some malt notes of medium caramel and nuts, no hangover esters either, but it’s not outstanding and I would deifnitely ask about other beers on tap before ordering this one.

3.2
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Growler from Chuck’s. Tasty if mellow brown ale. I suppose it’s not supposed to be too sweet but there seems to be something missing. Interestingly nutty. Slight tang in the finish, like a Guinness.

3.4
BillKismet (4072) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Dark chestnut brown hue, with a slim, but resilient browned silken head. A pretty balanced, nutty brown ale that is more British than American as the malt profile is the centerpiece, with muted hops just providing the support. Nice hazelnut and easy roasted aroma that follows through similarly on the palate. Just a good solid, nutty brown ale.


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