Trailblaze Organic Brown Ale | Appalachian Brewing Company

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Trailblaze Organic Brown AleTrailblaze Organic Brown Ale

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Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Slatetank on 09-09-2007

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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of SirFolmarv
2.89/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Lititz location. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy semi-dark brown color with a bar pour’s kind of slim white to off white foamy head that dissipated and barely left any lacing. The smell had a decent amount of light roasted nuts a super light caramel malts. The taste was mainly malty sweet with a long glazed over caramel nutty aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat smooth as it allowed a gentle rolling nuttiness over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Brown Ale. The hops seemed pretty subdued but I’m okay with that.

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Photo of joshautry
2.55/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of flgimp
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jschwamb
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dodge408
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twenteone
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sulldaddy
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. the beer is a few years old and is an accidental aging experiment.
Pours a clear mahogany color with creamy offwhite head of 1 cm that fades to an edge layer quickly after the pour.
Aroma is malty sweet with caramel and brown sugar and a bit of maple syrupy sweet. No booze or hops on this beer.
First sip reveals an average body and fine gentle rolling carbonation.
Flavor is sweet malt with brown sugar and some caramel. No hops nor booze again, a pretty straightforward malty brown ale with no flaws. Well crafted beer that isnt overly complex but enjoyable.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Appalachian in Lititz, PA. Pours a deep amber-brown. A lot of caramel and malt going on here, with just a bit of hops at the finish. Quite enjoyable. My favorite of the ABC offerings.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%


Pours a clear brown, light tan lacing for a head.

Smells of roasted biscuity malts and hints of caramel.

Roasted biscuit malt flavor with caramel and something like a mesquite smokiness.

Medium body with a light fizzle of carbonation.

A fairly decent brown ale with a nice unique element in the flavor, the mesquite. That makes it worth trying in my opinion, but then it loses points with a disappointing body. Probably a divisive beer for brown ale fans. Worth a go.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Jemes21
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of cjgiant
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not sure I've ever rated anything straight across the board like this. I thought this was a decent brown ale.

A: a little lighter -auburn to maybe even slightly amber, but with a nice sustaining head and decent lacing
S: toasted malts, some nuttiness, even a little coffee
T: typical brown front, an English kind of yeast taste and bitterness. The hop intensity is a little above normal, but that works. Carbonation adds to feel, which is better than the appearance indicates.
O: a decent little brown ale. Not gonna immediately grab a six-pack, but would grab a pint on a future trip.

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Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of DrBier
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Barleycorn
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Durandal_777
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MikeWard
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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