dtdtdtdtdt (28) - - JAN 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kind of a weird brown ale, but good. Malts dominate, as they should for a brown ale. Light color for the style. Tastes great though
JoaquimLuiz (32) - BRAZIL - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coloração marrom clara, turva. Espuma amarelada, pouco espessas e pouco duradoura. Aroma de maltes torrados e lúpulo equilibrado, com maior evidência após tempo no copo, assim como sabor. Retrogosto de mel e pouco amargor, de pouca duração. No geral boa brown ale, vale a pena degustar novamente.
Bulk_Carrier (3626) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
She pours a semi-dark brown and leaves the same colored body with a slim white fingered head that dies and leaves some light lacing trimming the top of the glass and slightly clinging to it. The smell is mostly dark fruity, but there’s some malty nuttiness coming through. The taste is mainly sweet through the dark fruits, however, I do get the nuts come out, smooth fruity/almost raisin-like aftertaste; a slight fruity yet watery finish. The palate has a light to medium body that’s pretty sessionable, hmmm... carbonation is very smooth, whoah, I wasn’t expecting this to be so smooth for an American Brown as I thought there would have been some sort of added "hops" to it like a normal American Brown. Oh well, no worries. Overall, this is a good Brown Ale that ends up kinda reminding me of Right Brain’s and Schmaltz’s Hebrew Nut Brown Ale, sorry to compare to whoever might be reading this, but I’m glad I found at least three "brown ales" now that smell and taste pretty much the same, I’m pretty sure I’d have this again.
Rune (11036) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle, beer gift from Finn, thanks. Frothy, fawn-coloured head, mostly diminishing. Clear, orange-brown body appearance. Nose is ripe orange and caramel joined by a basement touch. Flavours of brown malts mingled with raisin, pumpkin and citrus. Bittersweet ending. Medium bodied. Interesting blend, partially successful (Tromsø 10.01.2014).
Lowenbrau (3179) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Pours cloudy copper, with nice creamy tan head. Some head retention and good lacing. Malty, caramel, roasty and liquorice aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is roasty, caramel, ripe fruit, mild bitter, some liquor notes. Balanced and enjoyable.
tderoeck (8057) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
23/XII/13 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from BierNavigatie (webshop, NL) @ home - BB: VII/2014 (2013-1170)
Little cloudy red brown beer, huge irregular creamy head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: mocha, caramel, quite some chocolate, sweet, malts, sugary, strawberry touch, mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: little sour, some caramel, toast, mocha, pretty bitter, bread yeast, reminds a lot about Rochefort yeast, little sweet. Aftertaste: bitter hops, mocha, caramel, burnt toast, yeasty touch, again the Rochefort resemblance is striking. Slightly sour touch. Can’t believe that this is brewed with Citra. Not sure this is the best use for that hop, but it’s a remarkably pleasing beer anyway. :-)
tackjc (12) - - JAN 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 A head that rivals Guinness. A sweet aroma after pouring. Rich brown color, clear, but difficult for light to penetrate. Nutty flavor. More hops than the label would suggest, but very pleasant overall.
HerrBierkoenig (1114) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle. Pours ruby brown liquid. Nice tan creamy head with small bubbles, that lasted. Gorgeous ale aroma, chocolate, caramel, cherry, candied fruits. Simply excellent. Medium body, soft carbonation, but very drinkable because of a bit sour finish. Taste is fruity sweetness, caramel, red fruit, nice acidity in the aftertaste. Excellent brown ale.
Zarkam (538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle, dark copper colour, small mostly vanishing off-white head, little bit oflacing. Moderately malty roasty aroma with notes of caramel and nuts, moderate to heavy hops with a hint of lemon, notes of plum and cassis. Taste is initially slightly sweet and acidic, turning into a moderately bitter and slightly sour finish with a moderately astringent feel. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Very pleasant and drinkable ale that also has plenty of character
Hanoi (817) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Nose is strong malt leading to toffee, apples, leading to some citrus tones. Well balanced nose for a brown ale.
Taste is malt, apples, through to sweet brown ale tones then a citrus IPA ish note before back to a brown ale. Very sweet in the finish.
This was an interesting attempt to do an American style Brown Ale, but does not work for me.