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RATINGS: 131   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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3.2
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2013
Can pours brown-red with a medium tan head. Dissipates quickly, but decent lacing. Faint aroma of sweet caramel malt. Taste is smooth, bready, brown sugar. A bit of burnt toffee. Light, but not watery.


3.3
ozzy70 (1132) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2017
12 oz. can. Pour was reddish/brown, with an off white head. Aroma of toasted malt, walnut, light coffee. Taste was bittersweet, malty, light nut.

3.7
bytemesis (8226) - 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.

3.6
joergen (27982) - 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.

3.6
gkeh (481) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Tap. Nice brown color with red hues. Tan/khaki head. Aroma is nutty with some slight piney hop presence. Nutty and caramel on the tongue, nice bitterness as well. A really nice ale.

3.6
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Poured from the can into a glass to drink. The beer had a hearty brown-deep ruby color, was mostly clear, and had a large, foamy off-white head with great retention, and good cling and lacing. Its aroma featured caramel malt, barley, some lighter molasses and brown sugar, and just a bit of earthy-grainy hops. The taste was predominantly sweet with flavors of roasted caramel malt, cereal, and grainy hops for a subtle touch of bitterness. It was somewhat wet and watery, but with ample carbonation and a good mouthfeel and character for a smooth finish. Overall, a pretty good brown ale, with more depth than most.

3.8
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 23, 2016
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color with a one finger head of off white foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell –The aroma of the brew is strongest of nice roasty smell mixed with aromas of caramel and molasses. Along with these aromas comes some lighter notes of coffee and chocolate along with a little bit of nut. Taste-The taste begins with nice toasted bready taste that has a moderate showing of caramel and molasses upfront. The caramel and molasses decline a bit in intensity as the taste advances with some coffee and cocoa tastes taking their place. All the while a bit of nuttiness joins the taste profile and in the end the combination of flavors ends up leaving a roasty and not too overly sweet taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the roasty and light nut tastes of the brew the feel is rather nice and creates a fairly easy drinker all while still highlighting some of the nice flavor notes. Overall – This was a rather enjoyable brown ale. It had a smooth and roasty flavor, all while not being over the top in sweetness. Rather tasty.

3.4
Andrew196 (1858) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2016 Color of Cola, wispy light beige head, lace. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, vanilla bean, the hintiest hint of booze. Lots of crisp roastiness, sweat tea leaf notes, tobacco. Run of the mill brown...decent.

3.4
CloakedDagger (2440) - - JUN 1, 2016
Can 35,5 cl. Pours a clear, nutty brown with a creamy, beige head. Subtle roasty nose, nutty as well. Rich, malty body, caramel, nuts and again roastiness. Subtle late hops. Easygoing. 010616

3.5
Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Brown pour from can. Taste is creamy malt, grain, hops, sugar, hay and booze. Nice.

3.4
djd07 (14366) - 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.


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