klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy nut brown with a thick but quickly disappearing head. Mild cocoa and some berry. Hopping is mild, a little bit of a metallic aftertaste. Ok. Not as good as other Bell's brews.
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rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Caramel and Malts
Appearance: Dark Brown
Flavor: Caramel and Nuts
Palate: Sweet with dry finish
Overall impression:Good brown ale, caramel and oats are prevelant in this beer, not as adventurous as others.
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet carmel malts on the nose,cloudy brown with small head. Nicely balanced with hops, no lingering sweetness which is nice. Good fall session beer.
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a brown mahogony color with a frothy tan head. Nice lacing. Medium to heavy body. Aroma is malty sweet, nutty and dark caramel. Starts sweet with caramel, bisquit and malt. Has that fresh toasted bread flavor which is balanced by the nutty sweetness and finishes drier than normal for many beers similar.. One of the ’Best Bowns’ I have had.
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby brown with a slight tan head. Sweet bready and nutty aroma. Sweet malty taste with a bit of bitter hops in the finish. Very smooth and a very good brown ale.
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was lured into purchasing a 12 pack of this because of an alluring price ($15) and the gorgeous new packaging and label. You see they still have the great horned owl, but now it’s fall, not winter. The owl sits on a tree limb in a forest of autumnal orange splendor. This artwork was very appealing to me, thus the purchase. The beer itself is very good. Malty with a hint if bitterness. Dry mouthfeel. Pretty satisfying.
Vestlake (113) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2013 From a bottle. A great brown ale. A nice malty taste with a touch of bitterness at the end. Very nice.
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First whiff is of yeast, then coffee behind it and sweet.
Pours medium brown. Held up to the light it is a deep sap color. Two finger head. Loose lace.
Tastes roasty, sweet, and a little sour. Not overwhelmingly coffee with a tart bite. Caramel malt and a noticeable yeast taste that begins to approach a Belgian style.
Somewhat sharply carbonated. Otherwise, smooth with a little sticky aftertaste.
For a 5.8% abv, this beer has a lot going on. Very interesting and very good. Would make for a great fall session.
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toasted bread, some hints of caramel and citrus. Good amount of hops. Head disappears quickly. Not too sweet, I like this one, but nothing outstanding.
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber-brown with a one-finger tan head, good retention. Bright malty aroma, citrus and caramel notes balanced with a nice dryness. Crisp malty finish with a touch of hops, nice palate.