OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was an interesting brew for sure. Thanks again, Chipalsa for hooking this one up. I got plenty of caramel and nuttiness with some exotic fruit tones in the aroma. Taste mimicked the aroma perfectly, with caramel, some light chocolate, butterscotch aftertastes, and hints of passionfruit and guanabana. Such a refreshingly different brown ale.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance - Deep red, creamy lacing
Aroma - Grassy, hops toffee, bread
Taste - Grain, raisins, butterscotch, light hops
This beer was pretty malty and only a tad bitter at first. While it warms up the hops give a tart flavor - as if you’re eating a raisin granola bar that smells like butterscotch. I like this take on the style.
deyholla (9826) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Big Star. Pours a clear deep caramel brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has a good amount of deep grains with a bit of light caramel and chocolate. Flavor is sweet with chocolate and dark grains with a hint of backing caramel.
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Bier-Bienne - cloudy brown beer with a little foam left; fairly malty and cookie-like aroma with a decent hop presence; good malt body and very tasty, bitter and long malty toasted finish
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Euston Tap, London. Deep brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is nutty, dark fruity with some mild brown sugar and toasted notes. Flavour is nutty, fruity wooden, a bit nutty and also has some sugary notes to it.
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark, clear, caramel colored brown with small, diminishing grey head. Aroma of caramel, soft molasses, brown sugar, roasted hazelnut. Medium bodied, smooth, with a nutty finish. Flavor of caramel with a soft, spicy hop presence, some nuts, ever so lightly bittered. Great session brown.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear brown body with a off white head that had good retention, but no lacing. Aroma had a nice floral hop profile and nice toasted malts. There was a subtle note almost like talcum powder. It wasn’t off setting or bad, it was actually interesting. Flavor was well balanced. Roasted malts dominated the initial flavor which gave way to a nice floral hop presence in the finish. Kind of light, carbonation was mild.
Nuffield (4020) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a very good brown ale. Pours a rich-enough brown, moderate carbonation. Very interesting flavor, with a maltiness, to be sure, but some fruitiness that slides into an orange (the "Citra" perhaps suggesting it to me) in the later finish. Subtle and complex, and about all I would want from a brown ale, without making it into a porter. Bottle.
rdixon77 (2149) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour with a nice creamy lacing. Nice sweet and bready malt aroma. Maybe some chocolate or toffee in there as well. Sweet and nutty taste with a bitter finish. Crisp and smooth feel. Pretty nice light brown ale.
greenclansman (903) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAY 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brown color with some head.
Aromas of caramel and sweet fruits.
Taste almost the same, but with a hoppy aftertaste.
Very balanced body. Nice beer