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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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KUEric (979) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Quite a good little brown. Nutty, malty, roasted, toasted bread dough and a surprising chocolqtey flavor. I really liked it but couldn’t really have more than one of these.

Beaver (1904) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2011
12oz can. Pours a medium brown with a small creamy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet nutty chocolate malts.

The flavor is sweet nutty chocolate malts that are a bit acidic. There’s a bit of bitter roast in the finish with some off plasticky notes. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK brown.

cubs (10745) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2011 Tap at brewery. Orange/brown colored body with a nice sized brown body. Nutty and well done brown malty aroma. Nutty flavor and brown malts create a full body. Well done.

notalush (6005) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Tap at Freshcraft - something in this beer tastes like fucking seaweed - you know that earthy character you get from a sushi roll when the seaweed flavor mingles with the sesame seeds? - it tastes like that, and it is really off-putting - every beer I have from this brewer seems to have one fatal flaw, and I guess that is this beer’s - there are some nice qualities - a moderate hop bitterness is balanced quite well with a rich, nutty malt character - a bit of brown sugar and caramel - but that earthy seaweed quality is impossible to ignore - weird.

BeerandBlues2 (14517) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
GABF 2010. Pours clear brown with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, nutty), light hops (woody), light esters (fruity) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, toasted), light hops (woody), light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.

nickd717 (5094) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Draft. Lighter in color for the style, medium brown with a decently well-formed off-white head. Toasty, chocolatey, and nutty aroma. Very nice and balanced. Great flavor, very nutty and a little hoppy. Tootsie roll/milk chocolate flavors along with a little earth and light toast. Dry on the palate with medium body. Surprisingly good beer overall. Excellent for the style.

Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2010
A very nutty flavor accompanies the dark brown color of this beer. It has lots of malt flavors some of which border on a coffee roast. Plenty of complexity between the hops and malts but ends very bitter: not your standard fluff summer beer.

dnstone (4085) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Tootsie roll chocolatey aroma. Dark brown color. A chewy chocolatey flavor.

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