Sammy (8725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mondiale 2009. A brown with an edge of a red. Its on the brown colour side, very drinkable and bitter, just short of harsh. A little licorice and brown characteristic, secondary to a good hopping main feature. Carbonation right there.Not very drinkable.
BroSpud (1707) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. $5.99. Itís pretty good but Iím kinda annoyed about how much I paid for this bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with alot of carbonation. Definitely more hops to this than your usual brown and they mostly hit you in the after taste.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge head beige head that recedes in a rocky fashion. Lots of chunky lace. Light brown color; some cloudiness.
Surprising level of floral hop. If blindfolded, I would think this is an APA.
Great malt base and an even better hop bite. Well-balanced and easy to drink. Compared to most modern ales, this one has higher level of carbonation. Simply a beautiful beer.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy but with a truly elemental earthiness. Aroma is citrus and wet earth, overturned compost. Flavor; way citrusy; even more grapefruit than the pale ale! With less ability to take away from it at the same sensory level - by this I mean the pale ale was flowery and worked; the brown malts here have no chance to meld. None. Nice body, nice bottle-conditioning.
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a murky brown body with a coating thin fizzy tan head. The aroma I swear has a nutty wet dog thing going on. The flavor is dry walnuts and brown malts. Sweet medium body with a dry grassy hop.
Palidor19 (2963) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this has a overall amount to what a good brown ale, however their is a extra of hop bitterness at the end to that makes this beer less than stellar. slightly toasty with some harsh grassy hops.
nick76 (4232) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is what I expect from a brown ale. It has caramel, malt, and hops to balance. I would like some chocolate but all in all itís still pretty good. The appearance is hazy brown with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter, papery finish. The palate is average. Overall not too good, not too bad.
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Blake for sharing! Poured hazy medium brown with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter, dank nutty and caramel notes with some citrus and floral character around.. earthy with a touch of sourness.. decent balance to it. The flavor had nutty and lesser chocolate character with a little bit of sourness around.. quite hoppy on the back with pine and citrus. Medium-bodied and kind of slick on the palate with quite a bit of hoppage.. decent flow.
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Binnys in Chicago. Dark brown pour. Not worth the cost of a 12 oz bottle. Its good, but not THAT good. Hoppy as hell for a brown ale. Some nutiness, but most of this aroma and flavor revolves around hops. Some sweetness from the malt is noticeable. Interesting beer for sure.
thebeertourist (4859) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Nakameguro Taproom, Tokyo. dark red brown with a big creamy head. Angry citrus hop aroma and flavours. Grapefruity hoppiness means serious business. Dry as a bone. Very good and uncompromising.