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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.4
solidfunk (9741) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2018 Roast and some nut. A little caramel. Pours brown with ok head. Bittersweet finish. Good balance like there really is no veto. Tap at Whole Foods.

3.3
djd07 (16317) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with medium beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is toasted malt, raisin, cocoa. Medium body, similar flavors to nose, bready, light dry finish, good.

3.6
chinchill (5397) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2017
On tap at the Harrisonburg brewery taproom Pours with a dark but not opaque brown body that is topped by a very durable beige head. Ample sticky lacing get left on the glass. The aroma has some coffee, dark bread and roasted nut notes. The flavor has plenty more roasted nuts and dark bread as well as hints of coffee. Mild bitterness. Medium-light carbonation and a smooth, medium body.

3.7
ludhaber (127) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Toasty aroma of malt. Nice smooth flavor with just a hint of hop on the finish. The beer shouldn’t be served too cold. Very nice buttery texture.

3.8
bigben873 (265) - Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2017
A very solid brown ale. Smooth, flavorful, nice caramel flavor, clear dark brown, light head

3.2
Foxbush (2144) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2017 Draft at the Richmond location.The ale poured a clear dark amber color with a tan head and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt. Some hop bitterness, very balanced ale. The flavor had more of the same. The caramel malts were most evident with some light coffee. The ale has a medium body with average carbonation. The ale has a dry finish.

3.8
Evolutionary (542) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Tap at old ebbitt grill in Washington DC. Pour is dead on. Nose is a bit sweet. Body is smooth and full with some milk sugar like notes. There’s some Mild nut in there too. Would do again and may do another one here!

3.5
MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Clear, dk orangish brown with a 3-finger khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of malt, brown sugar, toffee, maple, nuts and hop foliage. Taste of toffee, cola, malt, cocoa, lt hops and dark fruit. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
HippieFee (483) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Draft - Medium to dark brown color. Smells very sweet, goes along with the taste. Rather sweet malt flavors. Lots of caramel and some toffee flavors going on. Sticks around on the palate for a nice long while.

3.7
Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2015
On tap at brewpub
Most of the time when American breweries try to do a brown ale it either becomes dull and boring or diverges so far from its British siblings to almost be a completely different style. This one manages to retain the essence of a sessionable brown ale while adding its own North American slant. Hopefully other breweries are taking notes.

Aroma / Appearance - A deep chestnut brown base soaks up the light like a wood paneled library at sunset. Weak strands of ivory head offer little resistance for the rye, toasted almonds, bread, and malts that define the heart of this light profile.

Flavor / Palate - Coffee, milk, hazel, and creamer provide a mixture of breakfast options. Soon the profile transforms into a polished mildly bitter texture that lingers lightly on the throat. While it would immediately stand out from a typical cask brown ale the overall experience still keeps the essence even as Three Notch’d puts their own mark on the style. By a hair this managed to be the best sample of the night.


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