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Beer Tasting Theme - Brown & Mild

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Brown & Mild

 Newcastle Brown Ale

Newcastle Brown Ale
69Sweetness lingers for a while but the finish is generally dry, bitter and malty, with more liquorice.

Brooklyn Brooklyn Brown Ale

Brooklyn Brooklyn Brown Ale
78An ocean apart from British brown ales, this ruby coloured beer is a good example of the American take on the style, spiked with zesty hops. Easy to drink and very enjoyable.

Cains Cains Dragon Heart

Cains Cains Dragon Heart
75A solid enough brown ale, with decent flavours, but tired tasting on this evidence.

Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale

Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
76A complex beer, packing contrasting, intriguing flavours, but perhaps a little too strong for its own good.

Grainstore Rutland Panther

Grainstore Rutland Panther
69A ruby beer with no shortage of flavour (and an unusual estery character) for the strength, but more a pussycat than a panther.

Joseph Holt Manchester Brown Ale

Joseph Holt Manchester Brown Ale
70Disappointing: the dryness and lack of body detract from the malt and hop flavours, and it all tastes rather tired. I didn't enjoy it as much as the last time I drank it, just over a year ago.

Moorhouse Black Cat

Moorhouse Black Cat
72Rather tired-tasting and the finish is the best feature. Not a patch on its cask-conditioned equivalent, which was voted Champion Beer of Britain in 2000.

Samuel Smith Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale

Samuel Smith Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
79A well-balanced but not particularly striking beer that delivers more in the finish than in the taste.

Thwaites Good Elf

Thwaites Good Elf
76This is a brown ale for Christmas, so is hardly going to be at its freshest at this time of the year. Nevertheless, it's obvious that this is a tasty, satisfying beer with interesting, balanced flavou...

Wolf Woild Moild

Wolf Woild Moild
72Arguably too hoppy and bitter for a mild, but this is a fine, red beer with a good combination of malt and hop flavours.

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