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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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3.6
Strykzone (7586) - 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!

3.7
Iphonephan (7206) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
On draft Serioz pizza in Denver. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Nutty malt aroma. Flavors of roasted grains. Bitter finish.

3.7
ajnepple (6989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
12 oz can from Evergreen Discount into my NBB globe. Deep, dark brown appearance with a lasting tan head that laces the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, earthy hops, chocolate, coffee, bread, caramel and brown sugar. Similar flavor, bitter and sweet, nice balance. Medium to full body with a soft, creamy feel and a lingering finish. A nicely done American brown ale.

3.6
AshtonMcCobb (6871) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Can from cthomas2390. Appearance - dark brown and opaque. Decent lace on the head. Nose - hazelnuts and sweet malt. Some roastiness. Taste - more of the same - chocolate coming through a bit on the taste. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly elegant finish. Overall - a good example of a brown ale.

3.2
blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Canned, reddish brown with soapy tan foam, roast coffee aroma, nutty caramel roast flavor, good brown

3.5
Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2011
A brown for people who don’t like browns, I suppose. Pours brown, as one might expect. Smells like brown sugar and graham cracker. Nutty, toasty flavor, plus a dryish, slightly bitter finish. Tasty.

3.4
nuplastikk (6420) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2015
12oz can. Deep burgundy-brown unfiltered body. Thick beige head. The aroma is a pinch dry and astringent. Pretty enjoyable offering. Smooth caramel/brown malt notes. Balanced with some non-descript bitterness. Kind of mundane, not so much malt depth, but OK.

4
sonnycheeba (6279) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Tap. Pours mostly clear tawny brown with thin, creamy off-white head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is toasted and caramel, cocoa, figs, earthy hops, and light leather. Flavor is toasted malt forward, cocoa, light coffee, dark fruit esters, and light grassy hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

2.8
notalush (5910) - 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.

3.5
DiarmaidBHK (5715) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Draft at Dad and Dudes. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Big, bold nutty goodness on the nose. Nice brown malt vibe on the tongue. Clean finish. Nice!


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