hamfisted (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Advent Calendar. Bleah. Nasty. Fails to live up to anything in the description. Has a sour taste up front and a thin finish. Has nothing in common with a brown ale.
JeanDuteau (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours out amber but there is no head to speak of and what is there disappears quickly. I got a sniff of citrus but not much else. The taste is nothing special but it does drink well on the palate - medium with an upfront fizz that is not too long.
slimspady (186) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sort of sour cherry vibe. Bitter and pretty nasty. Tastes more like Pil than any brown ale I've had.
MunBro (361) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Advent day 10. Aroma is sweet with a touch of honet and malts. Not really any distinctive taste here other than a touch of honey. A very typical beer. Went down very smooth but nothing special.
DuffMan (6751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, day 10 Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2013. More golden amber than brown, with a rapidly fading head. Aroma is sweet, not truly honey, some perfumey berries maybe. Sweet, thin caramel with an awkward tartness. Worst of the calendar so far, worse than the Hurricaine Amber.
Malbers (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber with thin head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of honey and a weird sulfur like compound reminiscent of a lager...funny cause its an ale. Flavour is lackluster, reminds me of a more flavourful Sleeman’s Honey Brown (fellow Canadians will know)...which may or may not be a good thing.
pintbypint (2610) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz brown bottle from the Craft Beer Advent Calendar ’13. Deep gold pour, fairly clear, too light for a brown ale. Small white cap that dies out quickly. Nose has some sweetness, a bit of honey and nut and grain in the nose. Taste has mild chocolate notes, grain, light caramel and honey notes. Tastes a bit off, an odd tang in the back end that I did not enjoy.
Reimer96 (1222) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
CBAC day 10. Pours a clear medium brown with almost no head. Aroma of honey, nuts and green apple. Taste is some bready malts, honey maybe slight nut and chocolate but dominated by the green apple off flavor and high carbonation. I feel this is the base to a decent beer but either fermented too high or something got in the fermentation.
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Craft beer advent calendar day 10! Pours a nice clear copper with a thin dull white head. Aroma is sweet honey, English bready malts, and mild fruity esters(kinda apple like, possible Acetaldehyde). Flavours are mild sweet honey, mildly sour green apple, sorta cidery like(possibly Acetaldehyde) and slightly malty.
presario (4628) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Advent day 10. Quickly disappearing head on hazy dark amber. Aroma of honey and medicinal metallic notes. Honey flavour gives way quickly to vinegar which was hard to place at first.