Lore (429) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown colour, huge beige head; aroma of caramel, chocolate, with sourish notes; taste of well ballanced bitterness and sweetness - mainly chocolate and roasted sugar; a bit less intensive carbonation, otherwise very enoyable beer
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ My parent’s place
Pours clear dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
spacecube (348) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown colour, small head, in the mouth chocolate, caramel,, oats, soreen, bitter early in the mouth. a bit of raisin, bitter finish
Beersiveknown (1625) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Pours dark copper brown with beige head. Quite fruity milk chocolate on the nose. Medium carbonation, metallic at first but fed fruit and choc emerges. Medium body
Mrthekidd (43) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love malty beers. This one is has a slightly bitter taste that gives it great balance. Very solid beer from one our great breweries.
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prawlie (862) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Jacks in San Francisco. Very dark brown with red highlights, nice but short-lived head. Light hopped aroma. Hoppy, bitter, smooth but a little bland. Nice oaty hop finish.
ThisWangsChung (493) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 3/11/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a two finger light mocha shade; the retention featured is excellent. The creamy texture leaves behind a good conglomeration of lacing on the glass.
S: What seems to take the forefront are distinct melon notes from the hops. The usual brown ale notes reside behind it (hazelnut and chocolate, primarily). It seems like the hops feature a distinct acidic quality to them in the aroma - old bottle, perhaps?
T: Even if its an old bottle, the melon and mango qualities really give it something different than what the style is used to. After a hoppy, bright opening, some chocolate, hazelnut, and brown sugar pops up to help finish the beer. Altogether, the citrusy hops and dark malts give it kind of a ’chocolate-covered orange’ taste to it, while exhales allow toasted malt qualities to appear. Simplicity aside, it’s still a good one right now; I could see a fresh bottle being great.
M: Not that heavy. Most brown ales I’ve encountered are really sweet yet chalky; this one has a pleasant smoothness to it, and a balance between lingering malt sweetness and hop dryness. Sweetness wins out, but overall this one is quite drinkable regardless.
O: Pretty likable, I must say. I’d reckon one bottle is enough for me; move up to two and it would become pretty cloying. Still, a solid example of a style I don’t really care for.
hetyu (115) - HUNGARY - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Light nutty aroma with toffee, malts and berries. Brown, beige head, good lace. Nutty, malty, quite hoppy w/ Citra?!. Medium body. Flavourful, easy going.
randir (2) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 10, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 caramel, chocolate, citrus, leaves, butterscotch, cough drop, amber, hazy, minimal head, very bitter, lightly sour, umami, sticky, lively,
Hercamund_Hops (29) - Rooster Poop, Nebraska, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 3/9/13 6.0% LOOK: orange/brown with khaki head NOSE: spicy orange hops, potpourri, strong citrus cleaning solution smell like lemon pledge or something, tobacco, cedar chest, lemon grass, hay TASTE: bitter hops, light malts, very fresh roasted malt and hoppy finish FEEL: kind of dry OVERALL: haven’t had too much in this style, but I think this is pretty unique ...it’s very fresh and pretty tasty ...Chilled to room temp ...Good with chicken alfredo pasta