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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A bigger, browner Nut Brown Ale. Treat yourself to this bready, balanced beer with hints of toast, tart fruits, toffee, molasses cookies. Smooth and complex. Equally delicious by itself, with food, with friends.

FOR THE NERDS:
ABV: 4.9%
IBU: 32
COLOUR: 15SRM/30EBC, reddish brown
BJCP STYLE: 11C. Northern English Brown, closely related to English Mild and Northern English Brown
INGREDIENTS: English pale, brown and crystal malts, all English hops, English ale yeast

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3.5
Strykzone (7848) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2018
Half pint at Civil Life. Mid brown and it has some haze. A nice aroma of caramel that is also tasted. A bit of earth plus some herbal and grass. Enjoyed a nice conversation about that part with Holly and John. Light bread and nuts.

3.5
balloonbuffoon (803) - - DEC 29, 2017
12floz can, COD: 11.212017, $9 six pack, pint glass. This is a brown ale that is brown-amber in color, and has a steady sand colored head. The aroma is roasty, a bit too much so as it gives off some charcoal. The dry roasted palate belies a hearty breadiness. All together it works as a decent choice for basic drinking situations.

3.6
deyholla (12662) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Sampled from the tap at GTMW 2017. Pours a clear amber brown with a large tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bread and grain with a slight nuttiness and a touch of hay. Flavor has semi dark grains, bread and light roast with some nuttiness underlying.

3.8
DiarmaidBHK (6168) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2017
Draft at Bailey’s range. Looks brown with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Lots of roasted nutty goodness on the nose. Fairly nutty and malty on the tongue as well. Finished clean. Pretty much as advertised.

4
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Thanks to Grownfool for the howler. Smooth, old school brown ale, easy drinking, not super robust but a nice restorative ale.

3.2
thegreenrooster (4663) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a nutty and chocolaty. Flavor is the same as the aroma but this has a richness that I did not get from the aroma. Nutty and more of a bakers chocolate lay on the tongue as this goes down. This is a decent brown ale.

3.3
jackl (8597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Keg @ Civil life. Deep brown with a tiny head. Nose of nuts, dark chocolate, cocoa, some sticky toffee pudding. Sweet caramel and dark chocolate. Ashy roasty bitterness keeps things in check. Medium body, supple. Nice.

3.7
gregwilsonstl (2731) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Not much head. Dark brown with hints of red. Subtle hints of coffee. Pecan nuttiness? Nice brown.

3.8
Bif (2415) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2014
On tap at Shamrocks. Served a dark brown color with a solid beige head that fades slowly and nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, nutty, with a bit of coffee and chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, nuts and trace of caramel sweetness. Mild bitterness and the finish is quite clean. Body is quite solid, smooth texture and the flavor enhances as it warms. Well balanced. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.

4
seymour (2123) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Tasted in a nonic half-pint glass at the brewpub. It poured a hazy deep reddish copper colour with sudsy off-white foam, long-lasting with lots of lace. Pleasant but surprisingly faint aromas of freshly-cut grains, peppery hops, faint fruity ale yeast esters when swirled, more as it warmed. The flavours came on lots stronger: tangy malt sweetness, oven-fresh bread, toast, lots of caramel, brown sugar, toffee with walnuts, burnt orange peel, raisins, dried cranberries, currants, hints of black coffee and dark chocolate. Light-medium body, average carbonation. Great dark stone-fruit tartness reminiscent of Samuel Smith Yorkshire Square open fermentations…high praise indeed. Another fantastic beer from the masters of English tipple.


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