SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured cloudy brown, with an off-white head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma malty, and sweet. Flavor of sweet nuttiness, toffee, and hops. Caramel is the aftertaste. Light bodied. Sweet finish.
Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good brown ale. only complaint is that the body seemed a bit thin. Good tasty sweet malt flavour.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 March 2008 Re-rate
Chocolate, nutty, toasted malt aroma. The body is a murky brown and holds a thin tan head. Sweet fore, chocolate, nutty, toasty grains and sweet malts. Very low bitterness. Abrupt finish.
Original Rating was a 3.9
Aroma is lightly roasted sweet malts. Beer is cloudy brown with a pinky thin, fast fading tan head. Flavor is strong and full. Good intensity. Some caramel and toffee notes and lots of nuttiness that at times even hints at roasted hazlenut. A very well done brown.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Garnet brown. w/ beige head. grapesweet brown sugar aroma. medicinal grapes in the mouth. nice cascading bubbles. bitter grape alcohol finish. lacing good. hops detectable.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours closer to dark read than brown. Creamy stone colored head that stands up a bit. Nice clarity and carbonation. Baked goods, nutty, and maybe some dried fruit in both nice and flavor. Fuller body, and some prickly carbonation. Really just pretty average.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber/light brown color with an off white/light brown head. aroma is that of baked bread. the good old whole wheat loaf you buy from the store. not a fresh aroma at all. a very nice nutty toasty flavor. the finish is very dry. Im not a huge fan of the brown ales but like the name implies probably one of the best Iíve had.
tennisjoel (1363) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorites in this style. Clear Reddish Brown in color. Thin head with good lacing. Caramel aromas. Nutty and bready flavor. Well done again, Bellís.
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours.. well umm brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is strange.. like a mix of grapes and asparagus. Flavor is mild with some small hints of chocolate, malty and has a nutty finish. Palate is tingly, and leaves a lasting impression on the tongue. Good brew.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty brown ale with a beautiful pour and and a sweer taste Dry with no aftertaste. A fine beer for a crappy night.
MrBunn (2736) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown color with frothy tan head. Aroma is a fairly spicy (hard to describe, maybe coriander?) with a wood-like backdrop. Flavor is pretty mild, and Iíll work backwards. Aftertaste is pretty pleasant and nutty... Hazelnut is probably as close as I can come, but itís not an exact match. Right before that blossoms, there is a tart burst that is pretty fleeting. This all comes after the initial blast of a mildly chocolate/nutty malt flavoring. All things considered, these flavors blend together excellently for the style... although I wouldnít put this on the top of my Christmas list.