deadon71 (7) - algonquin, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 Seems like anything from Bellís Brewery is incredible. One of my favorite breweries. I consider this the poster child for the perfect brown. Great appearence, dark brown, carmel, hint of coffee. Ummm, staple beer....
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dry, bready malt aroma matches the malty body. A bit thin and bit uninteresting. Not diggin on it.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Cloudy red/brown colour with a thin fizzy tan head. Caramel, nutty, fruity, and bready aroma. Caramel and earthy flavours with a background acidity and earthy bitter finish. Medium bodied, juicy. Thanks, Slikwily!
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours a medium brown with a tan head that quickly disappears and forms a bit of lace that chases its way down the glass. slightly sweet with a hint of dry hops on the finish.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
upon opening the bottle i was greated with a strong aroma of fresh pizza dough. it poured a amber/brown a bit hazy with some sediment. as it warmed the aroma took on the sweet character of molasses and malts. the flavor was of unripe grapefruit, malts and spice. a slightly alcoholy finish. a decent beer.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light brown with a medium sized head. Nothing real noteworthy in the aroma - a bit of malt, not much hops. Taste is of malt up front, then turns to a nuttly character. Palate is medium. This is one I would drink again.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy dark amber in color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is bland--slight notes of malts. Malty in flavor with a slightly Belgian taste. The alcohol isnít completely hidden, but itís not that noticeable. Overall, good for a brown ale, but not quite up to the standards that Iíve set for Bells.
jasonp (1564) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2006 ReRate. Cloudy dark ruby brown with a thick beige head. Caramel nuts and light grassiness in the nose. Taste has notes of toasty malts, caramel, nuttiness, brown sugar, cola, toffee and a balancing hop presence. Pleasantly sweet and malty. Medium-full, silky mouthfeel with lively fine-beaded carbonation; very good body for a brown ale. Great lacing and head retention. Very bold and flavorful. One of the better brown ales for sure.
Muckrakerr (33) - Muskegon, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice one inch beige head. Toasted malt, caramel aroma. Sweet toasted malt initial flavor which phases into a alcohol, slight hop and malt, caramel finish. Lots of sediment. Good brew.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty amber/brown pour. Bubbles a bit large and soda-like. minor temporary lacing. Aroma of eastern European lager with a touch of clover honey. Taste same with some caramel. Mouthfeel a bit thin/ watery. Not so hot.