DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
20-May-07 (12 oz bottle: Purchased 14-Mar-07 for $1.30 at Liquid Solutions in Tigard, OR) Nothing too fancy here, Beer Town Brown is not a rich, chocolaty brown ale, but instead delivers a moderately sweet and restrained nutty malt flavor. It is balanced by a gentle, floral hoppiness and offers light roastiness and a fair amount of perfume in the finish -- not the kind of aftertaste I want to linger. The toasty, nutty aroma is pleasant enough, but the floral hops are more subtle than in the flavor, but since I don’t tend to like floral, perfumy hops, I find the malt-forward aroma more suited to me. Soft, smooth mouthfeel with soft dustiness, gentle carbonation and no harshness or bitterness. Ruddy brown in color with good clarity, capped by a small, light-tan head that gradually settles to a wide ring. Overall, this is a pleasant, no-frills brown ale, about what you’d expect out of this
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a lightly hazed brown copper color with a small beige head. The aroma was of caramel, toffee, plum and fruits. The malty flavor was full of caramel and toffee with a fruity middle and toffee finish. Semi-dry finish. Mildly bitter and fruity on the tail. Light to medium body.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer leaves the 12 ounce bottle a brownish orange with a moderate off white head that evaporates quickly leaving a velum like covering on the glass. Nose has a black walnut like aroma, backed by sweet malt and caramel, start is malt sweet, slight tartness, with the top medium in feel. Finish has a determined acidity; the hops pleasantly spicy, dry aftertaste clings to the palate. Brown ales have been one of my favorite styles, since I sampled my first Newcastle Brown Ale, many years ago, a style I think over looked by many.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle-pours a foamy to shaving cream/rocky light tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-toffee/molasses. Taste is initial perfumy (hallertau hops?) which continues then medium/dark malt-toffee/molasses. OK carbonation.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle. Poured a brown color with an off-white head. Aroma of malts and nuts. Chocolate and caramel malts make up most of the flavor. Smooth and easy drinking, but a bit thin. Decent.
RSRIZZO (1905) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this beer on 4/7/2007. Aroma is faint with just a hint of malt. Color is a nice brown with light carbonation and a thin head. Taste is smooth and sweet. Starting with a light/medium body it goes down smooth with just a slight bite on the end. Finish comes in with a sweet malt flavor and very light hop flavor and mild bitterness.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2007 bottle. pours a light to medium brown color with little head. a sweet and thin brown ale. caramel and malts noticeable. a little too carbonated and a weak finish, but overall a very drinkable beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Beertown Brown
hazy brown with red tones, sweet nutty caramel malt aroma, sweet chocolate and caramel malt flavor, very light balancing bitterness keeps the balance, very nice rich malt flavor provides a drinkable session ale
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
tomciccateri (1033) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12-ounce bottle. Pours a frothy amber color with slight tan head. Medium-bodied, with a very full mouthfeel. Early even dry/sweet malty flavor balance leads to a dry finish. Little hops presence. Clean, but a bit over-carbonated.
superflashgo (9) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2007 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This just looks and smells like an ok brown ale, but the warm caramelly malt flavor of this beer time and again keeps me ordering a second glass instead of trying something else. Not an exceptional beer, but caramel is my favorite sweet so this beer is my standard at Bridgeport!