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No Veto English Brown Ale | Three Notch'd Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Three Notch'd Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Give me liberty, or give me death! Our tribute to Patrick Henry, who not only left his mark on Virginia history, but was also one of our most beloved Founding Fathers. Henry led the opposition to the Stamp Act, but he was also central to arguing in a Virginia court against the King’s right to veto colonial laws. The Crown’s veto was nullified in his efforts and his argument was the first notch in a young Patrick Henry’s career. Cheers to the break from the Crown, Patty! Hope you enjoy our English Brown Ale as a tribute!

This Northern English Brown Ale is filled with a variety of English malts giving it great caramel, nutty, toffee flavors with a touch of chocolate and even espresso. The English Hops offer the perfect balance to the complex malt sweetness, providing a earthy/grassy hop finish.

Added by Sludgeman on 11-30-2013

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice malt complexity to the aroma with soft cocoa powder with a bit of caramel. A bit of neutral yeast.
Dense tan head with a darker body holding garnet in the light. Rather clear.
A nice rich brown ale. The aroma jump out in the taste with a boldness that moves to an extended dryness on the finish. Some soft bitterness that seems to have some malt character. Just small hits of earthy/herbal hops.
Smooth moderately light feel. Takes on a hearty quality.
This is a well done brown ale.
A toast to Patrick Henry and a toast to cjgiant for sending me this fine sample

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3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep clear brown with a light tan head. Barely hangs on and clings to the sides. Rich and malty and nutty aroma and taste. There is also a little caramel sweetness on the taste. Smooth finish, lightly carbonated with a light body.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a nonic glass. Very nice brown color. A nice malty taste but not overly sweet. A very good brown ale. I will definitely buy this again.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light brown body with two finger foamy head that left lace patches. Aroma has plenty of malts with toffee, caramel, bready and nuttiness along with this roasted edge and tiny amounts of dark fruits (really just figs) in there. Smooth, medium bodied beer with a sticky caramel sweetness (I really don't get chocolate other than a few sips) and there is balance from a dry, breadlike crispness and finish. Pretty easy going brown ale to relax with.

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3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap in a branded TN imperial nonic pint at Three Notch'd Brewing Company (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Very dark brown with 1/2-inch beige head with good retention and a multiple bands of lacing float down the glass.

S: Delicious milk chocolate aromas mix with lighter coffee and dark fruit aromas. There is some darker caramel character in there as well. Hopping is not detectable, maybe a touch of herbal earthiness but it is mainly staying out of the way of the sweet chocolatey qualities. There are a few earthy, fruity yeast ester aromas, but they are minor in the overall scheme of things.

T: No Veto's flavor follows closely from the aroma with sweet overtones of milk chocolate, raisin, fig, and toffee from dark and crystal malts, and light coffee most noticeable with warming. The hop notes are more background but are mainly earthy and herbal. Yeast character is less pronounced than in the aroma.

M: Very drinkable with light-medium body and low carbonation overall.

O: A really drinkable English brown ale with a sweet overall quality, dominated by chocolate and dark fruit flavors. So good I took a growler home. I am glad this is a year-round beer -- a treat for dark beer lovers.

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No Veto English Brown Ale from Three Notch'd Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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