5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: † Deep caramel, not too dark for a brown, thin sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing. † Nutty nose, slightly bready and malty. † Smooth on the tongue, malty, slight hint of tobacco in there which was a little unexpected. † Getting some really fresh woody notes, its very very minor but its there. † Moderate body and mouthfeel. † Low bitterness is what I like about this Nut Brown. † Malty, nutty, with some tobacco and very very faint woodiness. † Decent stuff!
spilledpint (337) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from 12/23/2010
12 oz. bottle
Ar: Hazlenuts, toffee malt. Nice.
Ap: Amber, lightly hazy, 3/4" off-white head.
T: Loads of sweet hazlenut malt. Toffee. Mild hop bittering.
P: Medium body, a bit sticky.
O: Very good session brown.
arkurzynski (1291) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with red hues. Large bubble carbonation with head that fades quickly. Light roasted malt, brown sugar aroma. Caramel and roast malt flavor with some nuttiness and dry finish. Very light on the palate and an easy drink. Well made, low on excitement scale.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub on 10/16/10. Clear reddish brown pour with a thick tan head. Malty aroma with a bit of a nutty character and caramel. Malty and caramelly flavor with a bit of nuttiness and a sweet finish.
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brown smells of caramel with hints of sweetness, perhaps maple or butterscotch. Pours an amber with a haze and a light, foamy head. Tastes a bit on the sweeter side, but has a full flavor with a pleasant finish. Build is on the lighter medium side with a smoothness on the tongue. Carbonation feels light. Overall a very drinkable brown with a easy taste and finish
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a duller chestnut color with a small frothy off-white head, seems thin. Aroma is sweet caramel with a hint of roast, bit of sourness, some piney hops also, bit of fruitiness as well, touch of alcohol as it warms. Flavor follows, duller caramel, just a bit tangy, thing, almost sour, some light roasty notes, bit of milk chocolate, but a tart fruitiness that is off putting, light piney hops upfront, finishes thin and watery. A bit watery, soft full fluffy sizzling carbonation. Obviously much better as it warms.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper/brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has smooth toasted malt, cream and light nuttiness. Medium / full body with some light prickly carbonation. The flavor starts with rich toasted malt, nutty flavor, phenolic spice and hints of coffee. Fairly rich for the style. The finish is very nutty, toasty and smooth. Very nice brown ale.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of a slew of Ale Asylum brews courtesy of sebletitje. Pours light mahogany to brown with thin tan head. The aroma is roasty, modestly nutty, dark fruity esters and black strap molasses. The taste is sweet molasses, sweet malts, some malt roastiness, a mild level of burnt malts and then sweet dark fruity esters rounding things out. A touch on the estery side for the style.
DKS4011 (8) - Black Earth, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2010 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I used to drink more Browns but have grown to like more complex bites of hoppier beers. What I like in a brown is smoothness, softness and full texture. This brown is a combination of what Iíve just described but in doing that doesnít really hit the mark for a brown or and IPA. Itís kind of itís own category. In and of itself, though it is a very tasty beer and Iíll buy it again on occasion.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light brown, medium tan head.
aroma is malty with light earthly elements, yeasty notes.
flavors, bready malts, light palate with touch of chocolate and cocoa powder, light bitter hop finish with some dark fruits.
Palate is thin, with a mild mocha/caramel approach and earthly notes.