Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2012 Pours somewhat of a reddish brown. Big two finger off white almost tan rocky head. Pretty decent retention.
Aroma is caramel malts. dark fruit. Brown sugar. Slight roasty and a faint citrus hop aroma. I don;t think the flavors really mesh well. It’s rather messy and i didn’t really care for it.
Taste is sweet caramel malts. Some roastiness and citrusy bitterness coming from the hops. Dark fruits.
Smooth and creamy mouthfeel medium bodied. Sometimes feels a little watery but it’s clean with a lingering hop bitterness that offsets the sweetness of the malts. Unique.
HoppityHop (189) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
No chocolate, no caramel, no English hops. Very thin and over carbonated for the style. There is absolutely nothing in the profile of this beer that is enjoyable. The only thing that fits any sort of English or American Brown Ale style is the color. I stupidly picked up a six-pack of this before I read the neck label that states it’s bittered with Citra and nothing else. Absolute HORRIBLE choice for a brown ale. Yeah, let’s mix a high alpha hop with a thin dark malt base and call it a Brown Ale. It tastes like sour Chocolate milk. I would 100% seriously rather drink...........ANYTHING but this. I used to hold this brewery in high regard, but not anymore. The Humming Ale sucks, their Bock sucks, and this does too. If I was Gottlieb Brekle I would be turning over in my grave for naming this shit after me. Anyone who likes this beer doesn’t have any idea what a Brown Ale (of any sort) should taste like. Disgusting.
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 650ml bottle. Pours toffee-brown with a generous head. The nose has ginger biscuits and cream. The taste has toffee, biscuits, raisins and more ginger. The palate is medium bodied with a thick texture but not such a clean finish. Overall, I think this is really a bitter and I think it’s alright.
lenomatic1 (1) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
yumyumyum, perfect end to a Perfect NoCal beach day!!!!! Newppie Happier
PorterPounder (6520) - 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 (4447) - 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 (4468) - 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 (1396) - 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 (678) - 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.