bhensonb (10748) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from Hi Time. Pours dark brown with a creamy/bubbly beige/tan head. Aroma is roast malt and citrus/grapefruit. Med body. Flavor is citrus/grapfruit with a roast malt backbone. It’s reasonably hoppy. More than reasonably for a brown. This is a near neighbor to a black IPA. Finishes nicely bitter. Every sip is a joy.
Pinball (10725) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clody amber, smooth light brown head.
sweet malty, strong hoppy, flowery hops
flavor is malty, caramelly, licorice, strong hoppy, good bitterness, hops are flowery, pine and grapefruit.
Rasmus40 (10582) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, nutty and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 141011
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at CPK with Scopey, Mes and MadMitch. Clear, light brown-gold pour with a filmy head. Classic brown ale nose, lightly roasty and very malty. Alright flavor, light to medium in sweetness, with notes of faint roast and mild cocoa. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with light brown sugar, some cocoa malts, a bit of dryness. Some hops come through nicely in the finish as well. Good beer.
Tmoney99 (10453) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted sweet malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid toasted sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
HenrikSoegaard (10406) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Spicey roasted notes. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Excellent.
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
De botella. Dark brown colour. Nice big beige head, fairly well lasting, lively. Hoppy and dark malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is quite hoppy for a brown ale with dark malts, caramel, nutty like, sweet. Good well lasting bitterness.
gunnfryd (10252) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, fruit, caramel. flavour is hop, caramel, roasted malt, coffee. Medium body. OK beer.
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. dense light brown head. Aroma of roast, carame, cocoa, grass and sweetness. Flavour of roast, light liqourice, herbs, grass, toffee. Medium to full bodied. Has a roasty and light spiced bitterness in the end.
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s red-brown with a creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, light chocolate and fruit. The flavour is moderately sweet with a dry bitterness, that surprises me in a BA. The notes are citrus, grass, light caramel and chocolate, and the finish is dry and bitter. It’s nice, but maybe too hoppy to be a BA.