aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I seem to have a much higher opinion of this than the rest of the group. Dark tea brown body, mostly clear, with a nice off-white head. The aroma starts off with a slight whiff of peppery noble hops. The malty flavor is hazlenut, a slight suggestion of coffee and a bit of apple peel. The flavor gains complexity as it warms. I think this beer would be best served only slightly chilled and served out of a handpump from cask. Not a bad session ale from the bottle though.
Hangover (1115) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - OCT 23, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I bought this beer hoping it was a pale ale or something similar. Turns out it’s a brown, which was a bit of a dissapointment. Muted nutty aroma with a touch of sourness. Goes down easy enough, just not something I will remember or buy again.
SpringsLicker (3442) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Translucent brown body and an off white head.
Sour aroma that was a turn off.
Not much flavor comes from the thin body and finishes without much going on there either. Overall light and refreshing, but brown ales can be much more than what this one turned out to be.
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 16, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep, dull amber/brown with fine off-white head. Nose of sour malt with some hops, and light fruit. Light mouthfeel with bland finish. Flavors of malt, faint hops, and not a lot more. Some sour notes, though a mouthfeel that’s more like water than anything else.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pleasant and average brown ale, slightly nutty, smoothly malty, some pricklyness in the carbonation. Light sour notes in the dry finish.
Shag (2837) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nutty dark fruit nose. A brown appearance with a rather small head. The flavor is very straight forward with a slighty sour nutty taste. This is a pretty standard brown ale but enjoyable. Nothing much going on here but it will do.
gsteph (323) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looked allright at first. Nice dark brown with a thin of-white head. A little lacing...very little. Hoppy and grassy aroma. Not interested yet. Some bite, hoppy up front, malt on the end, with some yeasty flavors, uneventful in between. Some nuttiness as it warmed. Overall very bland, pass on it.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well.... This was just like any other common ale. It should be re-named Atlantic Bar Harbor Real Basic Ale.
Suttree (6052) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown with small tan head, complex maltiness and a decent chewy mouth feel. Good session beer.