TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy brown color, small beige head. Ryeish malty aroma. Light to medium bodied. Some caramel, light earthy hoppyness. Something between pale ale and brown ale.
weark (94) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Hazy dark brown color, medium beige head, good lacing on the glass - Aroma is caramel, caramalt, citrusy hop, hints of chocolate and coffee - caramalt, hints of roasted malt, caramel, biscuit flavor - medium body, good carbonation, sweet, creamy, finish is sweet and bitter.
peponi (58) - POLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: caramel malts, sweetness, citrus (lychees)
Appearance: hazy amber red color, thin and weak head.
Taste: roasted malts, malty sweetness, warming alcohol, low bitterness.
Palate: high carbonation, medium body, sweet finish.
Overall: Non standard version of brown ale, but quite poor. Nothing outstanding, one-dimensional sweet taste.
biirusaikou (273) - - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruit, roasted cereals aroma. Rich malt flavor, citrus hops, brown sugar, roasted bitter finish. Very hoppy brown ale, with a quite aggressive if not angry character >:(
Koelschtrinker (9446) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malziger, wenig röstiger Antrunk. Etwas trocken, mild grasiger Hopfen. Röstig schokoladig, hintergründig z.T. beißend. Gutes rundes Bier. 11/11/11/10/10/10
NordicV (910) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brun öl med gulvitt skum. Kraftig doft av kola. Granbarrsbarrsbeska i doften. Kola, mörkt socker, malt och en markerad beska som går mer åt citrushållet.
SlackerMads (850) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown with a medium sized good lasting and lacing off white head. Light flowery, herbal and nutty nose. Aroma has nuts, light caramel, roasted malt, light chocolate, late herbal/flowery hops. Medium body, soft creamy texture, light/medium sweet and bitter, soft carbonation.
Jimthechap (1321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love a brown ale and it was nice to encounter this one in a bar in Wellington, demonstrative of the town’s enlightened beer culture. In terms of appearance and aroma, it was typically brown ale. Nutty russet in colour with a white head and aromas of nuts, dark caramels and even oily peanuts. In the mouth those flavours abounded with silky body, and the warm, slightly dangerous suggestion of alcohol. I must point out that this was not perceived as a fault as it gave a lovely enticing warmth to the beer that suggests a session might be in the offing. I always like that suggestion.
KansaiBeerLvrs (873) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
6.2% half-pint draft at CBB, a nice cloudy, nutty brown color with a light beige head, mild fruity/floral but not so strong. Nice creamy mouthfeel, bitter with a subtle nutiness...
Beerenberger (1101) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aoma is malt forward. Caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts. Pours a cloudy brown with a mostly diminishing tan head and no lacing. The taste is similar to the nose. Caramel, biscuit, with notes of molasses. There is a taste of grain in the finish with a bitter aftertaste. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Smoothish mouthfeel. Overall, enjoyable. One of the better Japanese beers I’ve tasted.