adnielsen (9615) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle with gooovikings in KC. Thanks Jetson! Dark orange-brown appearance with a light head. Toasty, caramel, toffee, slightly nutty nose. A little dusty, honey, moderately nutty, toffee malty flavor.
obguthr (4218) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mushroomy barley malt aroma. Clear auburn, medium head. Barley malt flavor, slightly astringent. Alcohol too noticeable for what it is. not really impressive, bland.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderfully fresh bottle from Trip and Jason. Thanks. Nice deep copper - nut brown pour. Very clear with pretty carbonation. Plenty of aroma with cereal grain, caramel, and a light sweetness that’s like, well sure, honey. Flavor is easy malt with a grain note and a very faint sweetness that is honey like. Medium body with a lingering wet mouthfeel. Can’t wait for the brewery to open!
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with thin tan head. Taste and aroma dominated by caramel malt. Just ok.
GTAEgeek (1343) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom Huntsville. Pours brown with a medium frothy, beige head. The aroma is caramel and brown malts, honey, pine and resin hops, and a significant note of bread dough. The flavor is heavy sweetness and bitterness, which balance and play off each other very nicely. The palate is light to medium and smooth, with a clean finish. Overall, nothing special about the components, but a very well assembled and thought out beer.
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from glass at DLD. Poured by a nice lady from Alabama. This is on the sweet, but the honey does not come in too cloying. Pours a light, bubbly brown with a big-bubbled head. Smell doesn’t yield much up besides nice malty flavor. Taste does have some caramel malts, hops for balance instead of bitterness. Honey in the mix keeps away the dry or nutty finish of an English brown ale. Maybe a bit of "sweet tea" was intended? Could have a good shot at becoming a "native" Southern style. And I get to knock Alabama off my list of states!
BeerandBlues2 (10359) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Nook. Pours clear brown with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth with a medium sweet finish.
JStax (3338) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from brentfeesh. Thanks Brent! Poured from a bottle into a brandy snifter. Appearance is an amber color with no head. Aroma is like a sour with some malts. Taste is fruity with malt and some minor hops at the end. Overall a very enjoyable beer. One to savor and take in all the subtleties as it warms.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hopjacks in Mobile.
Pours a deep, hazy amber brown with a thick creamy beige head that recedes to a hefty collar and swirl on the top.
Aroma is subtle with some sweet caramel malts and faint fruity sweetness.
Taste has a bit more kick to it with some floral hops joining the sweet malty backbone.
Tingly carbonated feel. Medium to light body and very drinkable.
Not all that complex but not a bad brown ale. Not nearly as sweet as I was expecting.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Kirkpjr for sending this out in the under 100 BIF. I poured it into a Sam Adams glass and was greeted with two fingers worth of off white head that trails off to a thin sheet of lace. The body of the brew is clear brown.
The aroma is sweet and bready malts and yeast . The flavors mimic the nose but with a light hop bitter finish. That kind of thru me seeing this was a honey brown. I thought it would be sweeter and show more of the honey in the flavor department. It had a medium feel in my mouth with good carbonation.
Overall I liked the brew and it was an easy brown ale to drink but... It did come off as a rather average brown ale to me.