Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, 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 (441) - 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 (2079) - 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 (3499) - 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 (194) - 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
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->shaker. Lite brown with small offwhite head. Faint chocolate and coffee, with nuts and clean malt. OK.
chinchill (4336) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, notched to show a bottle don date of April 2013, served in a snifter.
Hazy dark reddish brown body; small partial head despie a vigouous pour, and most of this is soon gone.
Aroma: about spot on for style, with a nice bit of nutty roasted grains as well as sweet malts and toffee.
Flavor: largely follows the aroma, but is a bit sweeter than expected.
Feel: light body is a bit too thin. Smooth.
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at BBC on 9/13/13. Clear brown pour with a medium off-white head. Malt and pungent fruit on the nose with a bit of nuttiness. Malty flavor with stone fruit accents before a dry finish.
tnkw01 (1728) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Almost looks like a Porter. Very small head, no lace. Taste is like a l Porter Light. Aroma is like a Porter Light.