shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown and a little foamy. Good malty flavor with a strong finish. Excellent brown beer.
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Supposedly a seasonal fall-winter beer, but available mid-July. The brown ale pours a beautiful clear brown with a tan-colored, thick, mousse-like head. The head persists and leaves intricate Belgian lace when sipped. The nose is both delicate and noticeable with hints of toasted bread, toffee, malt and ginger. The malt notes are light and sweet but not cloying. On the palate the ale has a medium body, perfect balance and a wonderful lingering finish that wants you to go back for. This ale is totally moreish! The carbonation pleasant and the alcohol is not noticeable.
derekbrown (106) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great aroma and beautiful light walnut color. Definitely bready with slight nutty flavors. Great overall brown ale...though not the "Best".
drostj (106) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep malty aroma, light head and rather effervescent; deep, clear brown. Rich malty flavor with just a hint of bitterness that smooths out; full flavor and feel in the mouth. Very nice cool weather beer.
mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark clear ambef color. Good heaf. Very malty taste but smooth on palate. Good malty beet.
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle, pours a nice, reddish-brown. Slightly nutty aroma. Taste what sweeter than anticipated ... a bit of fruit and caramel. Very light and goes down smooth. Not great, but pretty good. Had this as part of a Bellís variety case, and Iíd get it again if part of a variety case.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
served cold from fridge, moderate aroma nothing special, medium bitterness, light body, sticky, average carbonation, somewhat hoppy medium length taste.
eaglebones (104) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown color tinged with orange and a thick, short-lived, beige head. Aroma is a mix of fruit, caramel, and roasted grains. Smooth, creamy body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, caramel flavors with hints of citrus and slight bitterness. Really nice brown ale.
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My second-favorite brown ale. This beer IS Fall in Michigan. Itís also got a suprising alchohol kick for a brown ale that isnít overpowering at all.
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has a nice brown body and the smell is enticing. It has a good heavy malty aroma with some biscuit in there. The flavor is much the same, nice and malty with some biscuit and a good sweetness. There is no detectable hop flavor but some bitterness; just enough to balance. It has good mouthfeel, about medium but the body seems lighter than it should. All around a great example of a Brown Ale.