Brewed by Sonnet 43
Style: Brown Ale
Durham, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Bottled & Cask - Regular.;
A very moreish rosy brown beer. Quite a simple brew for those who like their beer mild and fruity with flavours of malt and toffee blending well with a pleasant light bitterness.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
strawman (28) - - FEB 26, 2013
Cask, Hartlepool. Light copper colour, certainly not brown. Sweet malt on the palate, but my problem with this was a serious one. An overpowerring smell of Isinglas finings, and also a slight taste of the same. The beer was exceptionally clear, but there was clearly too much isinglas added to the gyle. Put me off having any more.

john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Cask Half Pint at The Sultan, South Wimbledon, London in April 2014 - Amber Brown in colour. Malty; toasty malts, toffee, hint of chocolate. Fruity; apple, slight dark fruits. Hoppy; mild grassy hops. Sweetish malty fruity. Mildly bitter into the finish. OK. Easy drinking. (2014-4-18)

jackafholmes (1021) - - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from archer road beer stop, sheffield. Clear chestnut brown, almost no head. Aroma of toffee and tea. Taste is a bit too sweet for me, a little dry, with a strange warmth left on the tongue. Medium body with a bit of oil.

Garrold (5601) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear amber. Film of off white head. Dried fruit. Some nuts. Some hop. A little spice. Taste is soft, brown sugar sweet. Turns light dry. Palate is soft, and a bit sickly. Finishes light sweet. Hmm.

AshtonMcCobb (6894) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2014
On cask at the Bow Bar. Appearance - amber rather than expected dark brown. Nice fluffy head. Nose - honey and cereal with just a hint of the expected hazelnuts and chocolate. Taste - again a sweet malty cereal thing is dominant and again the chocolate and nuts are very delicate but just there. Palate - light to medium bodied with a light but creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish for the style Overall - a decent brown ale. A little thin in body but more refreshing for it.

Rune (13495) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Half-pint, cask by hand-pump at Blue Bell. Bright amber coloured body. Filmy layer. Malt-fruity aromas. Mixed flavours of caramel and modest dark fruits followed by a fair bittersweet end. Smooth on the swallow. Drinks well (York 11.07.2014).

fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014

Cask (gravity) @ Taproom N1, 163 Upper Street, Islington, Greater London England N1 1RE.

[ As Sonnet 43 Brown Ale ].
Clear medium brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, malt, brown sugar. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, sugary malt, brown malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20140416]

tinylightsrecs (437) - - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from Fenwicks Newcastle. Pours dark brown with off white head. Tastes of nuts, caramel, fruit, faint chocolate hints. An enjoyable, refreshing brown ale

Scopey (15652) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Cask at Lyric, soho. It pours clear deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, brown bread, caramel, earth and boiled sweets. The taste is smooth, sweet, caramel, dried fruits, raisin, brown sugar, candy, wood, biscuit and light toast with a slight sweet finish. Light-medium body, soft carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. A bit sweet and sticky for me. A good hit of bitterness would save this. So-so.

Stuartyboy (1759) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a brown fruity beer with strong toffee carmel smooth very drinkable

mr_h (5914) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
500ml bottle (not bottle conditioned) from Sonnet 43 Brewery - clear deep amber brown, thin lively beige head, sweet malty aroma, no lacing, toffee, fruity, very sweet, easy to drink, well balanced

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