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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27305) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Upslope. Brown in color with a khaki head. Really nutty, roasty, and toasty aroma. Sweet bread, some toffee, earth, and a hint of coffee. Kind of nutty flavor. Roast, toast, and earth. Some toffee, a bit of coffee, chocolate, and light bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2011
On tap at Hops and Pies poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, carmel and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoas, carmel and light earthiness with a smooth lingering malty cocoa finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (13688) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2016
On tap at Anvil. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, cocoa, english yeast. Medium mouth, rich malt, roast, cocoa, bitter finish, good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
(Draught) Pours a brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, nuts, chocolate, and roasted grain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12839) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10584) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Can shared with ash. Cheers! Pours clear brown, and smells brown too! Like a bag of brown malt. Sweet and nutty. Taste brings a touch of chocolate. Surprisingly old fashioned. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (10057) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Sampled at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Roasted, malt scent. Roasted, sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9926) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2015
12 oz. can from the Liquor Store & Wine Loft in Jackson, attached to Albertsons. Consumed in Yellowstone National Park. Ms. phaleslu wanted this one. It pours a slightly cloudy cola brown with a small beige head. Notes of toasted malts, light coffee roast, tobacco, nuts, earth, and pumpernickel. Light-medium bodied, with a toasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Drinks nice from both the can and glass. Good brown ale.


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