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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brown Ale at its best. Brewed with two-row, crystal, Gambrinus honey, and chocolate malt, and hopped with Cascade to balance towards the sweeter side. Enjoy it with your meal. Brown ales originated in England and were the staple ale of 17th century English taverns. They were usually brewed on site, or by a local widow or housewife. The Tavern model as community social, political, economic and judicial center of activity was repeated in colonial America, a tradition AleWerks supports.

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maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Bottle. Rerate in horizontal with the Inaugural Tavern Ale. Dark brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet malty and nutty aroma. Sweet malt flavor, some nuttyness and a touch of chocolate. Original Rating: 6/3/6/3/12 - 3.0 On Tap at Capital Ale House. Clear dark amber body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet caramel and dry malt aroma. Dry caramel and grainy malt flavor.

3.2
thehinge (297) - Nederland, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Dark brown poor with an amber head. A little lacing. Chocolate aroma. Tastes more like a porter than an ale. Makes me wonder is this a brewer like Yard’s, doing the colonial brew poorly. It was okay.

3.2
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 Bottle from the brewery. Pours dark reddish brown with no head to speak of. Aroma of caramel and hair salon (I guess thats the hops?) Taste is a little metallic, but does have nice notes of honey and chocolate. Not a bad everyday beer.

3.2
AKORN (221) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Roasted malt, salty Virginia ham?, chocolate aroma. Very dark amber with little head. Malt, lite bitterness, lite cocoa, roasty and good carbonation. Good beer.

3.2
bytemesis (9524) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Tap. Pours lightly hazy chestnut, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, a bit nutty, faint smoke. Flavor is very light sweet, light bitter. Medium body, a bit of acidity.

3.1
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours brown with an orange hue and a big beige head. Aroma of roast sweet chocolate, and nutty. the flavor is sweet chocolate, roast, and finishes dry.

3.1
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle, #377 Brown red pour with decent head. Aroma is earthy and nutty. Flavor follows. Good session brew.

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brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a head that quickly disappears. Some earthy aromas along with hops, some fruit and bread. Not a bad taste but rather ho-hum. Not a lot going on with this brew but at least I did not get a soapy aftertaste on this AleWerks beer.

3.1
Foxbush (2144) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2017 This is another ale that I purchased at the Alewerks beer store in Williamsburg, VA. The brown ale is a staple of the bars in this area. I am not a big fan. This ale poured with a 1/2 inch head. It had lacing down the glass. It was smooth a clean finish. A bit on the sweet side. This was the also the 10th Beer of Christmas 2017 One of the better brown ales.

3.1
atomcow1 (18) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Growler from the brewery. I would never seek this out but it is pleasant and a nice change of pace. Good session beer.


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