aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This hazy brwon beer with red highlights pours with a thick tan head that slowly fades. A nice lacing is left on the glass as you drink. The aroma is of caramel, molasses, and malt and is very inviting and smooth. The first taste is heavy on the dark molasses and a husky malt flavor. Smoky brown sugar notes and a nice bitterness follow. Not as much sweetness as the aroma would suggest, this is more of a dry brown ale. The mouthfeel is a bit harsh from carbonation, and the beer has a moderate body. It improves a bit as the beer warms.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. very nice/big white foamy head. nice balance of malt and hops. doesn’t have a dry finish to me like it says it does. i think it’s a smooth brown ale.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very balanced beer.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft in the mouth like Boyne River, but not as full in flavor.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours clear dark redish brown with a frothy light brown head. Aroma is lightly malty of cookies and heavily hoppy of pine. Flavor is balanced slightly on the bitter side, finish is the same, toasted malts with an average duration finish. Light bodied oily and softly carbonated.
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz btl. Pours a deep copper with a white head. Nice roasted malty aroma. With some cocoa undertones. Thin and crisp body pleasant candy taste with some fruity undertones. Nice and drinkable brown ale. I don’t normally drink brown ales but I’ll get this one again. Great seasonal.
WanderinCelt87 (195) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a lovely amber brown with a creamy white colored head. Has a nice subtle aroma of molasses and roasted malt. Has a very easy going taste of brown sugar. Leaves a some what sweet after taste.
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint Can. Delicious brown ale that goes down easy. Balanced with caramel malt and hops. A little chocolate and brown sugar as well. Great Fall beer!
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent little amber/brown color with a light tan head. Body is somewhat cloudy with some sediment suspended. Head retention and lacing was quite alright. The aroma had an adequate amount of a sweet caramel malt and bread and biscuit malt. It was also disclosing and almost almond or peanut scent. The hops don’t stand out in the nose. More so in the taste. A bit of an earthy or leafy scent also. A bit of the hop bitterness comes through in the taste. Not strong, but there. A dry, bread taste with the hints of caramel and touches of chocolate. Medium dry, semi-smooth mouthfeel. Lots left on the palate. No real warmth, but it is easy going. Pretty good brew. Doesn’t blow my socks off, but definitely worth a try. Went down easy. Bells creates solid brews and this one is no different. Not much else to say except, I can drink it no problem.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine Brown Ale. Not quite as good as Brooklyn Brown Ale, but close.