osu97gp (657) - 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 (2317) - 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
ADesenberg (626) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: pours a dark brown with just a touch of red. Nice light tan fluffy head on it, really beautiful beer. Aromas of a light roastiness and crisp citrus. Wonderful flavor as it warms a bit... Sweetness and a perfectly balanced citrus hop bitterness. This is a joy to drink, well done!
Cornfield (5504) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring a deep reddish brown body, this ale was capped by a tall tan head and laced the glass thickly and evenly. The aroma was roasty and sweet (but not cloyingly so) supplemented by light citric and floral notes. The taste had a touch of caramel and brown sugar, some soft nuts, and a juicy fruitiness. There was a light sourness at the tail end of the finish that surprized me at first, but grew on me as the drinking progressed. Not bad.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled in a big bottle. A nicely crafted brown ale with big malts. The hops are mild and in the background. Served ice cold and very refreshing.
wyzzywyz22 (1973) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a middling tan head. Nose and taste was roasted malt driven with some citrus hop lurking in the shadows. On the sweet side, with vanilla and nut notes. Dryish finish. A little run of the mill, but not without some charm.
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12/17/11. 12oz bottle. Dark brown pour, lots of red under the light, with a big khaki head that sticks forever and laces in chunky rings. Surprising hop aroma with a bit of citrus, roast, and chocolate. Sweet flavor at first of chocolate that transitions to a slightly sour and almost salty taste... I hate to say it, but it reminds me a bit of ketchup... then the lingering flavor is roasty and nutty. Hmm.