Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good solid brown ale. Roasted malts and caramel in the nose and flavour. A nice hop finish characteristic of Anderson valley.
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
To me, a brown ale is one of the more difficult beers to rate - perhaps because the interpretation seems to encompass so many types of beers. Maybe it’s because I haven’t had to really knock my socks off. Well, the Anderson Valley offering is definitely one of the better brown ale offerings. Good malt body, a nice crisp hop bitterness make this a very enjoyable brew. A good step up to something new for your Lager drinking friends!