cards04 (2629) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A surprisingly good brown ale and very unique too. Aromas of strawberry and bubblegum. A touch of sour cherry too. Smooth nutty flavors to go along with sour fruit notes. Very good.
piscator34 (2312) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample via oakbluff. Brown-red in colour with medium (albeit somewhat spritzy) carbonation. Aromas of vanilla fudge, a bit of strawberry and raspberry, and some toasted malt. A bit fruit forward in the mouth (raspberry again) with more mild chocolate, toasted nuts, and a bit of earthy British hop. More sweet than roasty. Would be fairly heavy in the mouth if not for the carbonation tingle. A bit too fruity for me, but still fairly nice.
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tight kahki head that fades. Aroma is good roasted malt and some plesant coffee scents and maple. Taste is nice and roasted malt along with some funky sweet maple. Palate is medium feel with a mellow carbonation and finishes dry. This is one of the tastier Brau Brothers I have had. Good stuff.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear, ruby tinted medium brown with a small, creamy, off white head that has good retention. Aroma is lots of buttery toffee, creamed corn, cereal grain and biscuit. Flavor is more buttery toffee, buttered popcorn Jelly Belly jellybeans, toasted nuts, sweetish cereal malts, light fruity notes and a bitter planty note toward the finish. Palate is light bodied slightly slick and moderately carbonated.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: opaque, ruddy brown, small head.
Aroma: caramel & nuts, nice and malty, good and toasty.
Taste: medium-bodied, with flavor of nuts, and toffee. Dry finish. Grows in complexity through the life of the drink. Getting a deeper feel that reminds me of a Belgian dubbel...makes me wonder what the malts are. Hops seem to be on the way-down-low, but are around here somewhere.
Missing something, though, could use a little this, a little that, to make it memorable.
But quite good...As an autumnal seasonal, not bad at all...I can feel the warmth, already.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle into glass, clear brown pour, kacki head , aroma is malty coffee, taste is similar, actually ok for this style IMO
islay (2167) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Nutty, dry, slightly sharp aroma features Nutella, toast, carob, and caramel scents. Interesting smell. Pours a clear, dull copper to light auburn. Sparkling liquid. Large amount of fluffy, cream-colored head. Produces a smattering of lacing. Simple, sweet taste features caramel and brown sugar flavors. Dull aftertaste. Light body and watery; insubstantial. A bit lively on the palate. This is not my style of beer.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at Winterfest 2013. Decent cocoa scent, bit of chalk taste with a bit of copper.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to tytoanderso: Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma, caramel, some dried fruits, and some spice. Flavor, nutty caramel, some spice and some earthy notes.
TheHOFF43 (2039) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark, almost black with lots of head. Flavor is nutty and somewhat boozy. Overall a nice brown ale. I really like Brau Brothers stuff right now.