PorterPounder (5356) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Market - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, bubbly off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Enticing aroma with some vanilla accents, some baked brown bread. Delicious flavor with some brown sugar, molasses, sweet root beer and a back end of vanilla. Mouthfeel has a nice texture to it. Solid, as always from Anchor.
mansquito (3281) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The shop formerly known as Varsity: Pours a nice brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is mostly just toffee malts, sugar, and a hint of hops. I didn’t gather that they were citra from the taste, but they did provide a good element of bitterness throughout. Mostly just a malty session ale, but still pretty good. Maybe too much of something, because I didn’t find it to be perfectly balanced.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown-red, loose beige foam. Aroma is lots of earthy malts, toast, grassy hops. Taste is again some toast, sweet caramel, very earthy. I see now it says Citra hops, I didn’t get much in there, maybe the malt character just overpowered the hop flavor.
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is gently malty, and the flavour is quite malty, mildly roasted and bitter. Overall an average beer.
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Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of roasted malts, citrus hops, and some spices. Flavor is similar with not much on the finish. Not too bad.
osu97gp (646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice mahogany color with a large light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and citrus hops. Flavor of roasted malts, caramel malts, and light citrus hops.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Hints of coffee and citrus on the nose with traces of milk chocolate. Pours dark amber/reddish brown with a thin off white head. Very nice balance of hops and malts. Citrus hops upfront, all flavor with little bitterness, followed by creamy chocolate malts. Very nice brown ale.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Somewhat dark orangish-brown with nice initial head, leaving slight lacing.
Aroma: Caramel and roasted malt with some definite citrus and spice from the Citra hops.
Taste: Tastes like a Brown Ale with Citra, with caramel, nuts and a light roastiness offset by a somewhat spicy, bitter and citrusy finish. Some sips it seems like there is too much Citra; other sips not enough. Odd that the balance never seems quite right. Some lingering sweetness as well.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body, fairly dry finish.
Overall: While definitely enjoyable, it does not mesh as well as hoped and is somewhat of a letdown for Anchor.
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with beautiful red accents and a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet maple toffee, liquorice, faint hints of citrus. Taste is nuts, buttery toffee, opening up into a delicate floral finish. Nothing spectacularly astounding, but a very well done, and extraordinary drinkable beer. Very nice indeed, just a straightforward and quoffable beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Brekle’s Brown
Date: October 22, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark brown, ruby edges, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, caramel sweetness, fresh citrus and tropical fruits
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, big fruity hop character, sweet caramel and buttery toffee, just a touch of bitterness in the form of light roasted malts
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4