RateBeer
overall
43
39
style

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A good, clean nutbrown ale with a malty body. This is our most popular ale due to its smooth and malty flavor. We use a mixture of pale, crystal and black malts in this one, and our primary hop is Target, though we also add some Whitbread Goldings Variation as well. The Real Ale is best fresh, so fresh in fact, that it's great right out of the bright tank.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Clear chestnut brown, thin tan head. Faint bready aroma. Faintly spicy flavor, with hints of salt, hops and a veggie flavor at the end. Rather uninspiring.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2004
brown with small tan head, complex maltiness and a decent chewy mouth feel. Good session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1358) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Deep clear mahogany liquid with a nice mocha head. Mildly acidic but malty aroma. First sip good roasted malt flavor but not heavy. Body little heavier than light. Pleasant finish. Nice aftertaste of malt. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3551) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Red amber color out of the bottle with a nice creamy off-white head that left attractive lacing. Dusty grain malt nose. Burnt caramel sweetness with dark fruit notes. Medium body. Goes down easily. Faint smokiness toward the finish. Nice enough beer. Thanks to eyedrinkale for the bottle.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2004
08.11.04 12oz bottle. Cola brown color, smallish head, no lace. Aroma is of burnt nuts, slightly roasty, kind of plasticy. Light body, coating finish. Some hints of sourness at the back. Up front, it’s all malt and hints of roasted nuts. There’s something of a smokey peat characer to it that,l with the sourness, reminds me of a mild...I’m no expert. Overall, a curious, if curiously uninspired, yet quaffable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2004
Nice brown full color with good lasting head. Aroma is almost that of an ESB and very familiar. The taste is average, but nice. A bit overbearing -- this is definitely a brown ale, but not as malty as most. An easy drinking brown, but just a bit bland. Decent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Nice rich carmel taste, nice amber color. I chose this as my beer for the night last time I was in Bar Harbor and it treated me very well. Great flavor, and not very filling, a good all around beer and a perfect flagship ale for a local brewing company because it has a good classic flavor, but doesn’t try to be too different. Very smooth and easy drinking. Everytime i see this on tap from now on I’ll be sure to have at least one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2428) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Pours an off-white two-finger head that fades quickly to a ring and leaves some lace. Clear deep amber color, medium bodied and low carbonation. Starts with a good mix of malt and hops, finishes on the dry side. $1.80 for a 12 oz bottle from Colonial Liquors, Acton, MA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Poured a copper color with a small off white head, no real lacing. Sweet caramel malt, and molassas aroma. Taste of dark fruits, some caramel malt, and a tinge of alcohol. Just OK, now that I see this is only 5.2% the alcohol was not hidden at all.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CTBeer (4) - Manchester, Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2004 does not count
Started with a small diminishing light brown head with good lacing. The beer had a nice dark brown color. The aromas consisted of of a toasted nuttiness with a light resin hoppiness to balance the beer. Light-to-Medium bodied with some nuttiness but finished somewhat bland and watery. A pretty good beer but lighter than a true brown ale.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 28 29 30  31  32 33 34


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50