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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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3.3
mmmbeer (1427) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
12 oz. can from a 6’er served in a shaker- poured a transparent darkened maroon when held to a light source, 2 finger solid and foamy head formed and laced very nicely upon the vessel. Aroma of nuts and a roasted malt. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt was lightly roasted, some caramel in the middle, finish is long with some pine that comes shinning through. Nice.

3.8
markducommun (1211) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Brown, light tan head. Light resin, roasted cereals, grain. Light touch of coffee and chocolate. Fairly bitter, some lighter underlying sweetness. Medium body, quite acidic, fair amount of carbonation, reasonably long finish. Very good.

4.3
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2014
A superb and fine Brown. Many times, I get too much hops, not enough malts, and some watery action. Not here. Story here is malts, malts, malts all the way. Good, lovely, and recommended.

3.5
Gription79 (2893) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce can, thanks to Ed. There is a firm toasted malt chocolaty character, spicy/pine hops, clean maltiness. The flavor is roasty, cocoa powder, fruity, pine. Solid brown ale.

3.6
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Can. Pours dark brown with red hues with tan head. Aroma is very cocoa, vanilla, sweet, chocolate. Taste is medium bodied, good carbonation, almost scotch ale-like. Overall, one of the best browns I’ve ever had.

3.8
Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Out of the 12oz can! The best beer from upslope I’ve had yet, nice walnut color, translucent with an oyster head and good lacing. Good aroma, roasted marshmallow, not too toasty. Taste is predominantly malty-sweet. Not too sour, nor too hoppy--I think they got the hop balance right. Very full mouthfeel actually. Just a good brown ale.

4.1
Eighty6 (20) - Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Can at Chao Chandler AZ. Not my style preference so a bit surprised by smell and taste. Hopped enough for an IPA lover yet malty for anti hop heads. Just enough alcohol to tip the scales. Drink one now.

3.3
airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Appearance: deep mahogany color, almost looks black, pours with a large tan head that settles into a nice density Aroma: very strong coffee, dark roasted malt, Taste: coffee, slight dark roasted grain, bitterness on the very finish Palate: soft carbonation, bitter after taste, heavy mouthfeel Overall: a good cold weather beer, very strong coffee aromas on this one, not too sweet or bitter, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Sweet, toasty, cocoa malt aroma; Subtle fruit. Flavor is sweet and toasty -- finishing with a drier roasted malt flavor. Subtle apple-ish fruit. Kind of a harsh bitterness -- but not a ton of it.

4.2
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2014
12oz.Can. Pours black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is hyper chocolate and coffee flavors. Palate is slightly bitter and strong. Taste is of brown sugar, hops and roasted flavors. Overall, great tasting dark ale full of flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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