rondphoto (3754) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear very dark ruby amber with a long-lasting ivory head and heavy streaks of lace. Strong roasted caramel malt with a nice bittering in the finish. In spite of the fact it is somewhat simplistic, this is a satisfying, easy-to-drink brew. Full-bodied, clean...recommended.
TBone (15720) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 500ml (Beer Hunters)
Dark brown color, good beige head. Vegetables, caramel, light woody hoppyness. Light to medium-bodied. Grassy hoppy bitterness, vegetables and caramel. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Just arrived to Finland and doesn’t taste very fresh.
TEJA (2148) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle chaired by omhper, thanks.
Lasting dark beige / light brown head. Brown color. Chocolate aroma and fresh hops. Smooth malty taste with a small tart finnish. Medium body. A good brown ale.
nickd717 (4059) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz bottle from New Zealand, damn dogg! Far away place if there ever was one, other than like Pluto or something. Dark brown in color with a finger width of tan head and some lacing. Nice aroma, nutty and roasty with coffee notes. The flavor is definitely to the roasty and bitter side of the style. Coffee grounds and just a mild nuttiness. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated. A great brown ale.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a kind of lightish hue for a brown ale. Clear, deep bronze with a bit of red highlights. Medium sized off-white head with good retention and lace. Aromas are of hops: grape, marmalade, stonefruit, light citrus, blackberry (maybe some brambling cross?), some brown sugar, molasses, light roast. Medium grain/cereal character, toffee, light esters. Flavors are grainy, hoppy, fruity, floral, lychee, citrusy, medium bitter. Lots of tea like notes as well. Earthy, light toffee. Medium bubbles, somewhat dry with a lingering bitterness and a fuller body.
Kristall-König (2678) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Angenehm malzröstiger geruch mit zitrusartigem Hopfenton. Startet malzröstig. Mitte noch röstiger, prickelnd und im Hintergrund hopfenaromatisch. Schokoladig, trockenbitter abgehend. Gut.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a large off white head. Nose is cinnamon, brown sugar, caramel, bread dough, soy sauce and wood. Taste is big bitter throughout. Mouthfeel is aggressive and crisp. Medium to light body with a long aftertaste.
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Wombata (615) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Fruity, orange, light-medium licorice and coffee
Palate: Initially smooth turning to bitter. Full-bodied.
Flavor: Initial flavors of ripe orange and tropical fruit with chocolate notes are followed by a surge of hops, assisted by carbonation, on the mid-palate. The finish becomes increasingly dry with rising bitterness and licorice and charred coffee flavors.
Comments: Perhaps Brown Ale is misunderstood. What I’ve had has been pretty bland and dull. But this has plenty of character with evolving flavors and texture, which, for me, means complexity.
deusax (459) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @Pomeroy’s. forte amertume, pas vraiment fan. Bière de grande qualité cependant
jvhemert (375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
AROMA: bread, toast, nuts, roasty
APPEARANCE: brown, clear, frothy,
TASTE: very bitter, light sweet
PALATE: full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
OVERALL: too bitter and the sweetness does not work with it, not very interesting set of aromas.