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Saddle Bronc Brown Ale

April, 2016
Judges Rating: 
92
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Upon first whiff, aromas of chocolate with a touch of mild roasted coffee and some underlying earthy hops are joined by caramel and nutty aromatics. A thick, creamy, tan head tops the brown and brilliantly clear beer. Semi-sweet chocolate with hints of raisins and a touch of roasted malts is found in the flavor, and a super clean fermentation character highlights the perfect balance between the earthy hops, bittering hops and brown malts. It finishes dry with a lingering and pleasant chocolate aftertaste. A medium-light body, moderate carbonation and creamy texture make this beer supremely drinkable. Nothing is overdone, and every aspect of this beer is held in perfect balance. A very enjoyable beer that I could drink every day.

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