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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Sure the British introduced the Brown Ale way back in 17th century. It was light brown and sweet, and brewed exclusively with brown malt. Brewer Chad Pieper decided that this was a good foundation, but as Americans do, the style needed to be Americanized. It needed to be roasted, and malty, and it needed to be a little more bitter than the style that was an English second cousin to the mild ale.

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3.1
Carlisle (781) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Can. Bready malt and brown malt aroma. Bread crust malt and brown sugar with bitterness in the finish.

2.8
szampapal (35) - POLAND - SEP 7, 2017
Aromat kawy i palonego karmelu. Lekki sos sojowy. Bardzo przyjemny. Wyraźna goryczka, nuty kawowe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Medium brown color. Sweet leaning with more caramel and cocoa than roast. Very light nuttiness. solid for the style, but not a standout.

3.2
RatingsMuse11 (6) - Greenfield, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2017 does not count
Bland brown. Nothing good or bad to say. Color ok, aroma ok, taste ok. Wouldn't turn down a free one but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
hauxe (864) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2017
Pours brown from the can and leaves a creamy head. A nice looking brew. Aroma is mild caramel, a touch sweaty tennis shoe. Taste is lightly sweet, trending mildly bitter and dry on the finish. Body is light, a bit watery. Decent, but the increasing bitterness near the finish seems to come at the cost of the sweeter, roasted, nutty flavors I look for in a Brown.

3.3
ozzy70 (1211) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2017
12 oz. can. Pour was reddish/brown, with an off white head. Aroma of toasted malt, walnut, light coffee. Taste was bittersweet, malty, light nut.

3.7
bytemesis (8808) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 13, 2017
Can, thanks Brian! Pours clear reddish hazel, medium beige head, good lacing. Aroma is pleasantly roasty, nutty, hints of toffee and coffee grounds. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid brown ale.

3.6
joergen (28772) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2017
Can. Clear ruby colored with a huge off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hay, hops and pine needles with notes of nuts. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, nuts, chocolate and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

3.6
gkeh (482) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Tap. Nice brown color with red hues. Tan/khaki head. Aroma is nutty with some slight piney hop presence. Nutty and caramel on the tongue, nice bitterness as well. A really nice ale.

3.6
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Poured from the can into a glass to drink. The beer had a hearty brown-deep ruby color, was mostly clear, and had a large, foamy off-white head with great retention, and good cling and lacing. Its aroma featured caramel malt, barley, some lighter molasses and brown sugar, and just a bit of earthy-grainy hops. The taste was predominantly sweet with flavors of roasted caramel malt, cereal, and grainy hops for a subtle touch of bitterness. It was somewhat wet and watery, but with ample carbonation and a good mouthfeel and character for a smooth finish. Overall, a pretty good brown ale, with more depth than most.


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