tderoeck (4012) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 8/II/13 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a (2013-146)
Clear red brown beer, big creamy rocky off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: quite some exotic fruits, pineapple, some caramel, bit sugary, chocolate.MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, exotic fruits, passion fruit, some pineapple, bit piny. Aftrtaste: pretty bitter, some caramel, fruity, dry, nicely hopped with American hops, bitter ending, more citrus. Really good stuff!
zenkis (485) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled @Melna Ziema, ALEhouse, Riga, Latvia, 26th January 2013.
Aroma - sweetish, floral hops. Pours copper reddish with huge white-off top, good big spotty lacing. Taste - far away sweet, lively fresh hopped bitter bite. Good hop dry finish. Medium body, watery palate. IPA like ale with very refreshing, live hopped palette. My first example which is really like soap on nose to me - although I have heard many times about DIPAs the same and have consistently defended that those ales are not soapy - they are just best ales in the whole...
So I didn’t found brown ale in this sample.
Marduk (1940) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy redish color. Very nice tan creamy head, stays. Good lacing. Sweet, fruity, hops, yeast in aroma. Yeasty, malty, slight nuttyness, caramel in flavor. Creamy mouthfeel.
Vells (518) - LATVIA - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Dark amber with huge beige head. Lacing nicely.
Aroma.. floral sweet nose, grassy hops, hint of honey, decent malty.
Bit sweet, with medium bitter dry finish.
brugmanneke (277) - GERMANY - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(50 cl bottle) Hazy, dark brown ale with a big, beige, foamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, overripe kiwi, citrus, some licorice and sandalwood. Taste is medium bitter and - luckily - not sweet. Lively carbonation, medium body, creamy texture, long and slightly astringent finish in which the citrus/lemon peel aroma stays longest. Delicious.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased from the "discount" cart at Paul’s Market in McCall, Idaho. I have to wonder how long this has been sitting out there under the florescent lights. Pours dark brown with a gigantic bubbly beige head and lacing rings like carpenter’s glue.. Nose is dark roasted malts and grapefruit hops. Medium in body with a rich creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is powerful citrus with a solid. roasted malt backbone. While this is supposed to be a brown it tastes to me like a black IPA. Finishes very nicely bitter. This may have some age on it, but is a very tasty beer with no sign of deterioration.
NBird (286) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big brown medium carbonated pour, medium head. Smells rich of hops and caramel. Tastes of hops, caramel and some roasted action. Tasty.
gabslau (2) - - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brewed in the famous Marlborough wine region, full on aroma and taste of hazelnut. Very toasty as well.
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kayres (366) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ridiculously over carbonated with a glass filling brown"head". Sweet malty aroma with a good English hop finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle - $9.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a very dark, russet-hued body with a tall, ever-growing, overflowing, foamy beige head.
Smell: Some nutty, toasty, roasty, caramel hints, but it’s a glass full of never-ending suds blanketing the aroma.
Taste: Nutty, toasty malts with some roastiness and a deep taste of heavily caramelized brown sugar. Slight dark fruitiness, then some slightly tangy citrus and woodsy resinous tones from the hops. Sufficiently bitter. Malty, drying, eye-rollingly overcarbonated finish. I can’t tell if I’m foaming at the mouth from the over-wrought carbonation or due to sheer frustration. Either way, this beer is to blame!
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Highly carbonated, making the whole pouring/drinking/enjoying process very, very pesky.
Overall: The carbonation problem spoiled what could’ve been a very nice brown ale. Ah well!