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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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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arminjewell (9635) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Pour is dark brownish with off white head, aroma brings notes of toffee, toasted nuts, biscuit, some caramel, spice, earth notes in there. Taste is a nice sweet nutty and toffee flavor, hints of caramel and toffee, bitter earth finishing a bit sweet. Pretty good.

onceblind (9627) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Chestnut/ruby brown with a decent sized head. Delightful aroma of chocolate infused with coffee grounds, with a dash of brown malt. Tasted like a prime example of a classy brown ale; sweet, chocolaty, malty, with a gentle touch of coffee on the finish. Fantastic for a style that sometimes disappoints.

jmgreenuk (9444) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap at Serioz in Denver. Poured a hazy dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is weak roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a liqourice nutty palate.

3fourths (9341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2011 draft. clean nose of brown malt (caramel, chocolate, vanilla), little to no aromatic hops, clean yeast profile. medium-full body; chewy texture; moderately sweet. a striaghtforward brown malt showcase with surprisingly cleaniness, something missing from the early batches from upslope. alcohol is a bit too high and the body a bit too syrupy but these are minor complaints.

Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014
12oz can pours with an amber to mahogany colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up roasted malts that have a dash of dark roasted malts and molasses added in as well as a pleasing earthy wet tobacco note. Nice. The taste is pretty darn rich for a brown with lots of roasted malts that approach being dark roasted and burnt malt. To midway a mild malty to molasses sweetness kicks in just as earthy wet cigar tobacco leaves make more of a grand entrance. Into the finish it ends earthy, roasty, with some sweetness and then a sting of malt blended pine like hop bitterness. Rich deep brown with lots going on and it all lines up very nicely. I like this.

SudsMcDuff (8428) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Had a CaN of this at Nobi with Mark D after we picked up 2095 pounds of grain for the brewery. accompanied with a nobi hotdog .. . a very english base with nice solid american hops .. . enjoyable for a brown and one of the nicer examples i’ve had in the past half decade .. . . .
Dear Die Hard. You rock. Especially when that guy was on the roof. P.S: Do you know Mad Max?

bytemesis (8352) - 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.

Ernest (7692) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is clear medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain/nuts), lightly hoppy (apricot, herbs), with notes of gum and vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Pleasant aroma for this usually-dull style. More alcohol than it needs, so it doesn’t have the quaffing quality that one might seek in this style.

Sledutah (7526) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2013
12oz can picked up at Wilburs
Pours clear brown with a small beige head and spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and nutty. Taste is roasty, nutty, sweet caramel with a mild bitterness in the finish
A nice brown ale

Strykzone (7354) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
12 oz. can received in trade from Arminjewell. This beer is dark red brown and is clear. A nice thick beige head slowly fades. A nice earthy nose brings chocolate and nuts. First sip is a mix of chocolate and coffee. It, too is earthy. A bit of molasses and some gentle bittering hops and they grow as the beer warms. The hops also add a hint of mint that remains in the aftertaste. An interesting layer is felt on the tongue. This is quite nice. Thanks, Armin!

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