Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 mL bottle from The Wooden Keg in Hagerstown, MD. Pours a clear brownish red color with a medium creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, toffee, herbal and floral hops and a faint bit of chocolate. The taste is floral hops, citrus, toffee. Tart malts. Medium bodied.
jsled (28) - South Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
P: 4/5. beautiful clear rich brown. Good finger of off-white head, well-supported.
A: 3/5. sweet. cinnamon. caramel. herbal.
F: 7/10. rich sweet spicy caramel. some minor roast, but very minor. which leads to a mostly-balanced fun brown ale.
M: 4/5. good. reminiscent, but not lingering.
O: 7/10. a very good brown ale. malty and rich but not overpowering.
jmm635 (846) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured light brown in color and crystal clear. Unremarkable all around, but I found it to be quite enjoyable. Typical brown ale flavor and aroma, if somewhat subdued. Light body.
highibus (707) - Vail, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruby brown with light tan head. Nice light aroma of just lightly roasted malt and a great hop presence. Flavor is up front twangy malt with a little hop bite. Really interesting. I like it.
grimreaperguru (232) - santee, California, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color with a light tan head.The aroma is of brown sugar with a hop note to it.The flavor was of a light caramel with a hop note that got stronger as you drank it.The body was full with strong bitter aftertaste.Overall a good beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle: Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a spotty-lacing froth of beige head. Has a lightly toasted sweet caramel malty nose with some zesty lemon hops. Starts with average fullness and fizzy carbonation with a mild dark caramel sweetness and citrusy, almost tart, bitter hop balance before a drier bittersweet finish. Could be a little smoother and more balanced, but a unique take on the style.
Erasmus_ro (1269) - Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam 09/09/11. Pours an ice-teaish, dark,burnished copper with a large, thick, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is mild, pine, caramel, some exotic fruit. Taste is exotic fruits (kiwi, grapefruit), anise, caramel, tones of pine in the finish. Palate is light. Taste is a bit of a mixed bag and not in balance with aroma.
thorongil2 (1155) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap) clear medium reddish brown with small brown head; aromas of pine and citrus; flavours of brown sugar; wheat; quite good - a bit of a brown IPA?
JFGrind (1837) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared some Breckle’s at the first college football tailgate of the season, roasted Brown ale, lightly hopped, easy drinker, alcohol is where exactly it should be. Will pick up some more if its available.
EdKing (1793) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On keg in Euston Tap. Pours murky brown with slight off white head. Nose is musky malt, caramel, bit nutty. Taste is all malt, but very nutty as one would expect with a brown ale. however, body is a little light though, as I find with Anchor Bock and their summer beer. Needs a bit more body and oomph.