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From: bose!chuck@uunet.UU.NET (Chuck Cox)
Subject: Re: Texas Brown Ale
Date: 1990-03-22 18:20:17 GMT

Doug sez...

> My brew is definitely darker
> and maltier and hoppier than, say, Newcastle Brown Ale or Samuel
> Smith's Nut Brown Ale. But it doesn't fit any other classification.
> Is it a Texas brown ale? (I know, I know. Words don't convey much.
> Here...have a sip.)

Hmmm, nice looking head, but some cloudiness...
oops, just a smudge on my screen.

It sounds like you might have a Texas Brown,
send a bottle and I'll let you know for sure.

> Is there anything commercially available that comes close to a tasting
> reference?

No, there is no commercial example by definition.
It is, as you noted, a category for all those dark hoppy homebrew ales
that don't fit into any other category.

> PS If Chuck Cox responds first, then we _know_ he's America's
> FASTEST beer judge!

Hmmm, robust yet fragile, well rounded yet naive.
Good body, well balanced, rocky head.
38 points.

- Chuck Cox - america's fastest beer judge -

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