RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Southampton Big Brown Ale is our version of American-style Brown ale. As you might image, American-style Brown ale is bigger and bolder than classic English Brown ale. It contains more of everything- more hops (American varieties, of course), more malt and more body. This results in a higher alcohol content of 6.0% by volume (as compared to English Brown ale which is typically in the 4.5% range). FLAVOR DESCRIPTION: Big and bold with an assertive piney hop character with hints of chocolate and caramel. og: 6 abv: 14.0

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pianotu (69) - USA - MAY 27, 2013
A bit rough around the edges...yes, it's bold and more aggressive than an English brown ale, but gone are the smoothness and balance c ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3118) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2009
The aroma is nutty, sweet malts, bread. The appearnace is brown (duh!), with a tinge of red, white head. The flavor is sweet, caramel, brown sugar, nuts. The finih is citrusy hops. Medium mouthfeel. Very good brown Ale overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Tap. Aroma of nuts, earthy hops, quite toasty. Flavor of sweet malt, earthy hops, doughy malt finish. Nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours a light copper brown with a thin head. Aroma is light nuttiness, doughy god burnt toast note and slight chocolate and some herbal hops. Malt is a bit bigger int he flavor- more toast, more earthy bready doughines nutty, and charred chocolate malt- solid brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12317) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
@Earth-on tap-pours an offwhite head and brown color. Aroma is sweet dark malt, earthy hops. Taste is sweet dark malt-chocolate/peat, earthy hops with some bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3839) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2009
On tap at Earth Bread + Brewery. Pours a light brown with a small white head. Aroma of sweet brown malt and roasted malt. Flavor of sweet molasses and sweet malt, some slight roast. Just ok for me. 6/4/6/4/14 (3.4/5)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Clear copper body with an off-white head. Smell and taste are hoppy. Big and brown it is not. A decent beer, but not a brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Tap @ SPH. Pours a clear, deep brown with a frothy and lingering off-white head. Aroma is malt, wood notes, and very assertive hops. Taste is the same, with wood notes, dark fruit, and malt up front, dissolving into a wonderful complementary hop bitterness. It’s a very well-done and off-beat brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3748) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Imperial pint @ the Ginger Man. Pours with a large, frothy head that sits on a dark, clear, brown body. Aroma is bark, bitter hops, and a slick maltiness. It all melds well, comes of as a hoppy English forest. Taste. is bitter, bark, prune, and hops. I got to talking with other RBians, so my notes end here. But I thought of this is a fine, slightly more hoppy, slightly stronger brown ale. Nothing to write home about but a damn fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1703) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Draft. Plain brown with a reddish hint around the edges. Aromas are almond and nutty, with a bright caramel malt and some orange citrus hops lurking in the background. Balanced palate. Lots of chocolate and caramel malts. Short dry finish.

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