ClarkVV (3766) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a drab brown but has some lighter tan/red tinges. Quite clear. Small off-white head that lasts. Huge amounts of lacing. Starts with a good light caramel malt which develops into a medium-light body with some nice drier hops flavor. The finish has a nutty/roasty flavor that is quite dry as well and mildly bitter. Alcohol is barely perceptible, though there is a touch of something possibly metallic. Overall a great balance, just not quite as much complexity as I'm looking for compared to some of the best browns I've had. The malt is very subtle and gets pushed around by the hops and dry, nutty, raisin-walnut flavor. As I finish, I swear there is a hint of citrus hops towards the finish. Maybe not quite citrus, but a tart fruitiness, that seems a bit out of place with a nut brown ale. Aroma is of dry roasted malt and maybe some maple/walnut type aroma; like a waffle with syrup on it. Carbonation was not a problem.
thehoff (581) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I'm not the biggest fan of Nut Browns. Hoppy microbrew. Sweet and very bitter. Not Arcadia's best.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown hue with a small but lasting off-white head, some lacing, light to medium-bodied. Nutty, chocolate, coffee aroma with a undertone of orange and barnyard smell. Sweet initial taste is replaced by a dry hoppy finish, nicely balanced. Very dry and fizzy mouthfeel. Above average brown ale, recommended.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a transparent brown color and a decent thick head. It smells like sweet cocolate. The flavor is rich with creamy notes of chocolate, maple syrup, nuts and malty goodness. I enjoyed this nut brown, definatly worth a try.
jaymobrown (1608) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color. Some chocolate raisin tones in the nose. Doesn't really follow through in the flavor. Mostly a thin tart grape with a short bitter finish.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent ale, but not excellent. I tasted nutty flavor. Sour bitterness on the finish.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small, thin head. Very carbonated from the bottle.Dark and malty, never too sweet. Slightly chocolatey and dry.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red color with a small head. Strong nut and malt aroma. Flavor of nuts and is somewhat sweet/tart. Bitter and metalic finish.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red appearance. Light coffee in the nose. Body is spritzy with light coffee and chocolate notes. Finishes roastily hopped. On Real Ale this beer is a little more assertive and smooth. More chocolate is evident and more hops shine through in the finish. My girlfriend loved the normal version of this beer and hated the real ale version. Hmmm.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The second best accessible brewery in Michigan makes a good nut brown. Sweet and hoppy with a nice finish.