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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Brown-red, tan cover. Caramel, toasty, light roast aroma. Taste is sweet, toasty, caramel, earthy hops.

3.1
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Brown pour. Nice creamy tan head. Lacing. Roast aroma. Some caramel. Taste is mostly caramel with slight roasted notes.

3.6
rougeau13 (2954) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Clear dar red-brown with foamy khaki head. Pretty heavily lacing. Aroma of tahini, peanut oil, toast, and smoke. Tastes toasty and a little nutty. Medium bodied and somewhat dry. Solid brown.

3.5
Gription79 (2886) - 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.

3.3
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
[Can] Nut brown color with a good cap of light brown head. Nose of bready malts, roasted grains and hints of hazelnut. Roasted flavors of dark malts, cocoa, earthy bitterness, bread, hints of patent malts and toffee. Low-medium body. Thin and roasty finish. The flavors are there, wish the palate was better though.

3
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2011
12oz (squishy) can, no date from Lukas Liquors in Lone Tree. Perhaps there isn’t much carbonation? We shall see. Clear auburn brown with 1/16" beige head that lasted about 4 seconds before fading to a very thin ring. I’ll have to update with my other cans to see if they’re as flat. Nutty roasted aroma with some toffee sweetness, but also a tinge of some twang. Not really getting any twang in the flavor--just a nutty, lightly roasty, a little chocolatey, somewhat sweet brown ale. Semi-dry with a lactose note, bitterness peaking at a 2-3, slightly ashy. Barely a tingle of carbonation heavies this into a full bodied brew. Flavor’s good, though.

3.6
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Tasted on 5/24/12 from a can. Pours clear cola brown with an average tan head that leaves average lace. The nose is malty dark bread and cereal with a hint of earthy yeast. The flavor is pretty much the same, nicely roasted, with some coffee. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long roasted lightly bitter finish.

3
Slipstream (2608) - USA - MAY 2, 2015
Thanks to my cousin. Malty brown brew, pretty much what one would expect. Well balanced and flavorful, leans toward dry for the style.

4
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours dark brown. Taste bitter cocoa up front followed by chocolate malt and some sweetness in the finish. Kind of a dry cocoa flavor and almost porter like. Surprisingly good and a rich toasty chalky malt flavor and moderate bitterness.

4
Fatehunter (2561) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2013
One and a half fingers of tan head on brown, amber ting’d colored body. The aroma is a nice nutty and malt smell. Really nice. The taste is nutty and malty as well. A solid profile. Smooth texture with low carbonation and medium body. A drinkable brown ale and tasty too.


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