PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy orange/brown, with an impressive thick and creamy medium head, good lacing. Aroma is dark rye bread, some nutty fruitiness, hint of alcohol, and some somewhat damp old woody notes. Sweet caramel malt flavors with toffee overtones. As it warms up you can tast a nice blast of honey coated spicy hops. Very Nice. Nice creamy semi full mouthfeel. QualityBrown. "They get brown you know."
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Poured a deep mahogany color with a beautiful 1.5 finger width white head. The head disappeared quickly though. The aroma was very bland with subtle malty hints and nuts. The taste was along the same lines with a bit more nut coming out than the smell would suggest. It had a very light mouthfeel and was pretty refreshing. Overall a good brew by Bells but far from their best.
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler from whole foods.. pours a mahogany amber with a frothy head..smells of grassy, subdued hints of earthy flavors..initial hit to the palate is that of barnyard flavors.. somewhat yeasty with the belgium malts taking center stage.. not a huge brown ale fan and its because I like a little more cleavage on a first date.. that being said, its not bad but its like a poor mans scotch ale... one of the better browns but not my cup of tea
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.
truebluehes (199) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brownish amber pour, little to no head. Aroma is of nicely sugar roasted malt. Flavor is much of the same sugar roasted malt with a nice hint of caramel... decently dry finish.
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.
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.