Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2002
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ludacris to say that Newcastle is better or even as good as this brown. It truly is the best.
ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a finger high creamy head that dissipates into a khaki lacing. Smells of pears in heavy syrup. Taste is caramel, pears, cashews and then widens into a mildly hoppy finish that leaves your mouth a little dry. Way good. Best I have had in this style.
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish, amber brown with small white head. Serious malt background on this brown ale, slightly sweet. Really tasty and hoppy...
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zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, but translucent brown with a very slight head which quickly turns to a thin ring. Smells a bit chocolatey. Tastes of coffee and a little chocolate. A little bit of lacing going on.
In general, I love Bells, but this didn’t really do it for me. Maybe I’m just not a brown ale kind of guy.
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
English Brown Ales are not my favorite genre. This one is okay to me, not great. The first half of a pint always tastes a little over roasted to me, but as the glass warms up and I get accustomed to the flavor, the over roasted taste tends to fade away and it has a decent dark fruit, carmel and nut flavor. Definitely better in the 50-60 degree range than the 35-45 range.
MattyKakes (117) - Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
There’s a raisin/ currant flavor up front with a toasted oak , dry finish that doesn’t linger on. Color is a golden brown .
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good brown ale that pours dark and murky with a small head. You can taste the hops and there sweet nutty notes as well.
Boomersmancave1 (116) - Wheatland, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can. Poured dark brown with off white head. Nice lacing. Malty smell and taste. Nutty aftertaste. Nice beer.
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.