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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American brown ale brewed with loads of hops from start to finish (its hoppy and beautifully bitter). Amarillo hops in the boil provide a spicy citrusy bitterness. Saaz dry hops in the fermentor provide a refined flowery aroma. These hops are supported by a grain bill of seven varieties of malt.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2006
thanks to oldgrowth for this. poured a nice mahogany with a light tan head. aroma honey, hops, citrus, floral, some nuttiness. flavor lots of hops, dry, nutty, spicy, a nice bitterness. this is a little different from other brown ales that I have had . not to bad

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2006
A decent brown ale but not as good as their amber ale. Nothing really memorable about this one except for the logo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 25, 2006
12 oz bottle via trade with JCB. Thanks Jason! Pours a clear dark brown with a tan head. Slightly sweet nose, mildly nutty with a herbal hoppiness. Small chocolate notes. Light body, but not quite watery. Flavor is more hoppy bitter (herbal) than most of the browns Ive had, all over a malty backbone. Finish is pretty dry, chestnutty bitter. A good brown.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 16, 2006
12oz bottle: Clear, deep brown color with tiny light tan head. Aroma is chocolately, with maple and vanilla. Flavor is malty, slightly nutty, bit of caramel, with a stiff bitterness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Alright, but nothing to write home about. It is complex and hoppy but I generally prefer a bit more maltiness in my brown ales. This one could use a little more malt sweetness to balance it out.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Bigtime overcarbonation problem with this bottle. I ended up ditching about half a glass full of head and cleaning up a big mess. Some sort of acidic flavor or something in this one. I really wasnt a fan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2006
This one has a tan-colored head, with a dark mahogany-brown, body. The head is soapy. It is an interesting beer: spicy, nutty - hazelnut - aroma, but it is also very perfume-infused and a little off-putting. Full, spicy flavor with strong cocoa notes in addtion to Old Spice cologne. Surprisingly dry and roasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Courtesy of a trade with TurdFerguson. Thanks, Sam! Pours a hazy, cherry-brown with an enormous khaki head. Plenty of milk chocolate in the aroma; floral hops, some tea-like qualities. Medium mouthfeel, crisp carbonation and upfront bitterness on the tongue; bubbly mid-section, like a chasm between the hops and the malts full of bubbles; surprisingly hoppy for a brown ale; malt core shows some chocolate, roasted/charred character; a bit too light to balance things out, however. Finish is light-to-medium, showing dark chocolate and some lingering floral bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4633) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Re-rate. Pours a dark copper brown with ruby hues. Two finger creamy tan head. Leaves a slight lace. The nose isnt very forward, hoppy notes and sweet malt. The flavor is more pronounced. Definitely a well hopped brown, sweet malt provides a nice balance, nutty and earthy, slight toffee. Nice mouthfeel, full and well carbonated. Finishes waxy. An interesting brown.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10707) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Draft... NTB Ernesto Festo 06... Hazy mahogany ale with a large, frothy, beige head. Great, creamy retention. The aroma is chocolate, toasted malts, caramel and roasted nuts. Mildly sweet, herbal flavor with brown sugar, chocolate, citrus and singed grains. Medium-bodied and velvety with moderate carbonation. Lightly burnt, dry finish.


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