Svesse (5689) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at GBBF, London, 7 Aug 2008) Reddish brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty, sweetish nose with notes of dried fruit and brown sugar. Malty, nutty taste with dried fruit, brown sugar and a slightly bittersweet finish. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Nice beer.
Sigmund (4510) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the GBBF 2008. Brown colour. Nice aroma, malts, caramel, hops. The flavour is slightly less interesting, some fruitiness and malts, but like most brown ales it lacks hops. Drank it too warm though.
harrisoni (12070) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 08. Attractive clear chestnut colour with a thin beige head. It’s a bit like a strong brown ale. A bit syrupy maybe, and just a bit uncultured.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Ambery red colour with small head. aroma is caramel, wood and some mild earthy and hoppy notes. Flavour is the same with a lot of sour fruits kicking in. Mild syrupy notes too.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at GBBF 08. This really blew me away out of nowhere! It starts like a standard American brown ale, sweet and malty, but then it hits you with lots of late fruitiness and a great dry finish. Colour me impressed.
joebudzjoe (661) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2011 @ the brewery. Not your typical brown ale in the fact of it’s lightness and dryness. Sweet malt flavors are present with a burnt hop undertone. Not bad, but nothing special.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark amber with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and grassy hops. Sweet flavor with toasted malt, caramel and notes of infection.
notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery - I’m not normally a fan of this style, but this stuff was solid - a pleasant nutty character, and a caramel sweetness tempered by an almost coffee-ish bitterness - hints of dried fruit character - a smooth and well-balanced session ale.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at CL. Pours a brown body with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, a bit nutty and some caramel malt. No etoh/hop character. your standard brown.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nutty malty and mild. drinkable and well made would be good for a session.