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RATINGS: 133   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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3.6
phaleslu (10913) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2015
12 oz. can from the Liquor Store & Wine Loft in Jackson, attached to Albertson’s. 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.

4.2
onceblind (10905) - 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.

3.6
cubs (10742) - 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.

3.1
jmgreenuk (10396) - 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.

3.3
arminjewell (9729) - 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.

3.7
bytemesis (9524) - 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.

3.4
3fourths (9367) - 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.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8913) - 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.

3.8
SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....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?

3.4
Sledutah (7979) - 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


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