superspak (3170) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 7/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, plum, apple, nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, light plum/apple, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a nice English brown ale. All around good robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
willisread (531) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old rating. 12oz bottle from old town. Caramel and toffee on the nose. Taste is more of the same but not very well done. Slightly watery. Metallic notes from the bottle. Not very good.
culchiem (2848) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from JSA. Cloudy caramel with a thin head. Aroma is sour malt. Flavour is dry malt, nutty and fruity, plum in a long dry finish.
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in Louisville (KY)
As bad as the Nut Brown "lambic" was a few years ago it may have been an improvement on this mockery of a style. The only thing that it manages to get right is the experience of drinking at a pub which has not taken good care of its casks and lines and is serving flat infected product. There’s no reason to buy this unless you want to catch up on the backlog of Bluegrass beers or tick everything available in the state.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid brown base looks more like iced tea than a balanced brown ale. The lactic feel sticks in the air with a cloying nature. Mildly malty, the presence almost manages to bring back to mind any number of mediocre British offerings. It even fails at that.
Flavor / Palate - An unintentional sour funk gnaws at the palate. Malt vinegar washes over the tongue with a dash of fish and chips. The most British thing about this release, it soon fades to a forgettable background texture. The only good aspect is the fact that it could have been worse. I now know why I have basically sworn off BBC in general except for extreme circumstances where BMC style drafts are the only options. Even then I might at least choose a Guinness instead.
zickbeer_ye (327) - Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty, nutty, biscuit aroma. Off white head and reddish amber body. Nutty malt flavor with some roasty bready notes. Light on the palate.
shadey (1970) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at East Nashville Beer Festival 2014. Nutty aroma and flavor. Just what I was expecting. It seemed to me that a lot of the small brewers at this festival were trying to be respectful of traditional european styles, but falling short of being interesting. This beer is an example of how to accomplish that feat.
bartlebier (2429) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(backlog recollected in abstinence) Tap tasting flight, @source downtown pub 09/2012. Tasted like a maltier UK bitter with nutty accompaniment and a watery finish. Thin palates and ethereal yeast profiles are the scourge of many sportsbar/brewpub brews: often the taste is gone before it arrives.
BrewMstr (112) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty and true to the style. Sweet, brown, and tasty. Caramel and toffee with no noticeable hops or bitterness.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear brown with some sticky head. Light malty aroma, caramel malts and some Herbert qualities. Flavor is light caramel, toffee, and a dart tart finish. low bitterness. Kinda ok beer