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Old 12-07-07, 03:12 PM   #1
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Brown Ale-looking for advice

The best brown ale is???
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define "brown ale".

oh... and please refrain from mentioning newcastle. that's not ale, it's p1ss.
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Old 12-07-07, 03:23 PM   #3
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Sierra Nevada Brown Ale is more drinkable that Newcastle but still far from excellent, maybe a C or C+ at best.
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Yeah, newcastle sucks. New Glarus (wisconsin) makes a decent nut brown ale called the 'fat squirrel.' Samuel Smith makes one, too. I don't think I've ever had it, but his other brews are pretty tasty (and strong).
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define "brown ale".

oh... and please refrain from mentioning newcastle. that's not ale, it's p1ss.
You should listen to botto. He's tasted both and knows the similarity in taste.
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Two of my favorites.




Don't know that they're the best but they're good.
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Old 12-07-07, 04:39 PM   #8
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I won't pretend to know which is best. But they are usually very good. I recommend trying them all.
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Not sure if it qualifies as "brown", but a damn good ale is Kilkenny!

According to this wiki article, you can't get it in the US!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilkenny_(beer)

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Old 12-07-07, 05:40 PM   #11
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Heck, who cares, just have one. Oh and remember, don't drink and ride.
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Wychwood's Hobgoblin is pretty dang tasty. Brooklyn Brown, Wolaver's Brown, and Dogfish Head India Brown are also some really good ones that haven't been mentioned yet.
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define "brown ale".
It's not just the color, it's a particular style, usually with the words "brown ale" somewhere on the label, like some of the ones mentioned above. Goose Island's Hex Nut Brown is pretty tasty, and the original Pete's Wicked ale is a brown ale. I'm in the Chicago area, so some of the more regional ones mentioned here I haven't even heard of. I can't believe I was in Dillon, CO 2 weeks ago skiing and didn't see the Sweet George's Brown. I've seen the Ellie's Brown around here. I'll give it a try. Any others?
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I like Rogue Hazelnut Brown Ale.
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+1 on the Sammy Smith
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If you can find it, Brooklyn Brown Ale
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I make no apologies! I love Newcastle and there you have it!
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Heck, who cares, just have one. Oh and remember, don't drink and ride.
why not?
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Not sure if it qualifies as "brown", but a damn good ale is Kilkenny!

According to this wiki article, you can't get it in the US!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilkenny_(beer)

That's funny, I swore to dog I saw it at Shep's over here. Maybe I need to stockpile....


Samuel Smith's nut brown is my idea of what a brown ale should be....actually the entire Sam Smith's lineup are quite tasty....I love their Oatmeal Stout something fierce.
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I'd have never thought a beer called "Moose Drool" could have a taste so much like what you might legitimately expect moose drool to taste like. Even more remarkable...I never would have expected that taste to be so delicious!

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Would be cooler if you could replace the word 'NEW' with 'NOZZLE'
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