Alengrin (4519) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Zealand brown ale with very rocky, yellowish beige, frothy head and dark copper brownish red colour. Aroma of hazelnuts, caramel, coffee powder, milk chocolate, dried plums, orange, peppery hops, nutmeg, grapefruit, sage, pear, overripe berries. Refreshing onset, citrussy with restrained fruitiness, strong nutty and caramelly maltiness and a hint of roasted bitter in the end, dry with sharp carbo, spicy notes, peppery and leafy hoppiness in the tail, medium long. More roasted and more bitter than your average English brown ale.
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appealing dark brown colouring, flavours of toffee and caramel finishing bitter across the palate, this Brown Ale could easily become a regular.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500 ml bottle into a dimpled mug. The label lists the abv at 5.7% and has a nice description of the beer.
Appearance: The body is dark brown, nearly black in color and when held up to light it appears to have good clarity. The head is tall thick and long lasting. This makes for some good lacing.
Smell: It’s aroma is loaded with caramel and bready maltiness.
Taste / Palate: The tongue is hit with a light heavyweight punch of caramel, toffee and sweet bready notes. It has a touch of nutty character as well. Hop bitterness is very light and really only picked up late in the finish. The feel is smooth and slightly sticky on the lips.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at Plonk. A solid brown ale - big hoppy flavours come through. Nice.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fine but a little thin brown ale. Dark brown color with a nice little foam.
Stuu666 (10566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours brown, sweet and malty caramel and toffee, dry.
Lore (2166) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
reddish-brown colour, moderate sized creamy beige head;aroma of caramel, biscuit, fruitiness and bready notes; taste of roasted malt, caramel and hints of fruitiness, good ale
Crit (3817) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling chestnut,small lasting beige head.Nose is lt sweet & lt alcohol.Bland start,light bitterness starts in mid.Lacks malt sweetness
elbernays (1228) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at home from drinkstore. Pours dark with reddish brown hints in light. Tan foam head. Earth, ash, nut, coffee, blackberry and slightly floral on the nose. Big malt base caramel, nuts, bread, only slight bitterness but mainly sweet syrup aftertaste. A little watery and light despite but malt presence. a good bit of fizz and its refreshing for what it is. Not bad.
antonstoop (292) - - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber-tinged brown with a medium tan head. Aroma toasted nuts and a little roast - almost seems a bit oxidized. Flavour brings out very pleasant toasted nuts, a touch of roast and a touch of dry caramel malt. Quite dry and nutty, while remaining quite flavourful for a brown ale. Very drinkable stuff, but ultimately very boring.
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