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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
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Eight malts add depth and complexity, while English hops contribute a refreshing balance to this crisp and drinkable mild brown ale - a true "session" brew.

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3.2
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2006
My first mild ale! So strange. Murky brow color with not much head to speak of. The aroma had some chocolate, raisins, maple syrup, nuts and some stale coffee. The flavor seemed like a mix of a brown ale and an english pale ale. Thin palate and that nutty flavor with a little bite in the hops. the raisins and stale coffee came through too.

2.8
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Dark dirty color to it with little to no eggshell head. aroma is grassy with some hops. Taste is nice caramel flavored grass. A bit too much sugar for me to session with.

3.2
Shag (3047) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2006
A slightly nutty and chocolate aroma. A dark brown appearance with little head. The flavor is slightly sour with a peanut butter and caramel flavor. The aftertaste is somewhat dry. Decent session beer.

2.1
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 5, 2006
In the bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Medium-sized head. Smells musty like old sweat socks. Predominant flavor is a strong tartness. Finishes a bit roasted. Very thin body. Crazy, but actually tastes a bit fishy. Maybe my bottle was old or not stored properly, but I just don’t see this as a "3."

3.9
ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Bottle, best before 8/7/06, drunk on 3/16/06
Sandy-beige head never falls below cover, with minor lace in small, blotches. Clear, coppery-orange colored body, with only a light brown color in the center.
Graham crackers and a dry whole wheat toastiness give open the aroma with a crunchy, dry, toasty note, allowing a light honey and mild chocolate note to slowly creep in and soften things. Dry, lightly burnt wood notes (very faint) keep things piquant. Medium strength.
Milky chocolate, with light peanut brittle immediately balancing. Light touches of buttercream, light, watery coffee add complexity with a hint of diacetyl that is very welcoming and soothing. Probably the most successful part of this low gravity session beer is the very low carbonation allowing the malts to adequately soothe the palate, remaining creamy enough to allow plenty of flavor to set in. No hops, no alcohol. Earthy, dry, roasted malt notes prevent it from ever getting too sweet. Very balanced, very drinkable. Successful on many levels. Just a bit watery, otherwise.

2.7
iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2006
12oz. bottle, best by 8/7/06. Pours a pretty deep brown with a small, fading tan head. Smells like a brown--nutty and bready malts up front, and a little bit of earthiness. A little nutty in the taste, along with some weird sourness which doesn’t fit in well at all--also a little bit of chalkiness at the end. Not my favorite from these guys.

2.6
frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2006
A small, tan head fades fast over an attractive mahogany/brown body with some density. Aroma of Fuggles with pepper & rye, earthy caramel and a splash of vinegar. Extremely sour to start, Flemish sour if I may. Wow. This mellows to bitters like the English session ale it strives to portray. Dry and chalky to finish. Not terribly bad, but I can’t reccommend it either.



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2.8
RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Mild drinkable, if unremarkable, ale, with sweet malt notes: caramel and toffee and a mildly bitter hop finish. I could drink a few of these if that’s my best choice.

3.7
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Deep brown pour is almost stout like. The nose is nice and earthy, showcasing the multitude of nutty malt. Somewhat thin body is quite drinkable, noting wet earth, nut, toffee and some diacetyl. Spicy English (Fuggle?) hops turn quite tart and sour near the finish, a slight distraction for such a smooth brew. A great session brew indeed never the less.

2.7
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2005
No head...brown black color. Coffee tastes with a sour (harsh) kick. Kinda boring and bland....don’t understand what it’s suppose to be


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