Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks to be a lush, full, nutty brown with rosy amber highlights under a good white head. Aromas of honeycombs, walnuts and waffles and there’s chocolate and caramel. It’s a sweety with flavours of caramel and very understated bitterness. There’s an on-going flavour of ground hazelnuts and then the bitterness goes from underneath to a bit more prominent and there’s a lovely soft finish that endures. I do like a brown ale and I like this one in particular.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at BrewDog Edinburgh. Dark brown, small white head fades to nothing. Nose is some sort of lager grain, hint of citrus and some subtle coffee. interesting mix. Fruity citrus palate with rounded coffee and toasty malt notes. Pronounced bitter finish. Really nice, interesting brown ale.
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this one up randomly. Dark red-brown pour with a little head. Sweet nose of malt, nuts, and a bit of roast. Flavor follows the nose nicely, but is a bit sweeter than expected. Very light-bodied but has a great flavor. An excellent brown.
Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle from GBBF2011. Slightly hazy dark reddish brown. Nutty aroma with dark caramel. Bitter, nutty and fruity flavor with fruity hops, gooseberry and hint of soap. Bitter, fruity and nutty finish. Firm tasting brown ale, nice different (better) brown ale.
TheCametron (2171) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Mahogony. Light on the nose but very strong on flavour confounding expectations of a ’poor old’ Brown Ale. Head stuck around. Pretty and delicious.
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Not much given away on the aroma. Taste is explosive. Fairly unique hop flavor. Grapefruit, strawberries, raspberries, lots if fruits. Delicious. Love this beer
larsga (6930) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium tan head. Deep dark red body with light carbonation.
Earthy caramelly aroma with fruity resiny dusty roasty notes.
Dry-sweet, and faintly acidic, roasty minty earthy taste with
dusty wooden lacquer notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth
mouthfeel. Dryish resiny spicy lacquer aftertaste with roasty
creosote notes. Nice, but not major. (0.5l bottle, Fish & Beer,
tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl, Kihoskh Copenhagen. Pours beautiful deep ruby mahogany with a big creamy tanned head leaving lots of lace. Aroma is fullbodied roaste sweet malty, bready, hoppy, spicy and berry. Flavor is very fruity, citric, malty, a bit roasted, piny, pleasantly bitter and sweet. Finishes with a very nice sweet malty lean start ending with dry bitter aftertaste.
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Large light brownish white head that mostly lasted. Dark brown and light cloudy color. Fair display of lacework. Aroma of mild roasted and nutty leading to some caramel sweetness as well. Hint of coffee in there as well. Also some mild hoppy floral notes in the beginning. As the beer got wormer, the notes of roasted and hoppy bitterness grow stronger. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Quite well balanced between the sweet and bitter flavor. Light roasted mild bitter finish. We served a well prepared steak to the beer and that was an excellent choice.
Benzai (11359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Joes, Countbeer and DutchDrebus. Brown colored with a beige head. Just not enough grapefruit-smell for me. Also the taste is nice but just not getting there.