Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer its release from the 12-ounce brown bottle resides in the glass a somewhat murky mahogany color with the head Bunyanesque in size, creamy in texture and a toothsome light tan in color, as it slowly erodes the lace that forms becomes a thick and clinging sheet upon the glass. Nose is nutty sweet, fresh and crisp, hints of caramel and the start sweet with a personable malt presence, the top middling in feel. Finish is delightfully acidic, and the hops abundant but not overly so, a fine drinking beer, a nice thirst quenching beer on a hot Arizona afternoon.
argo0 (11583) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Giant beige head atop clear, medium-brown body. Aroma is mild sweet, nutty, some caramel, earthy, light cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet, nutty, caramel, some roasty, faint earthy in the swallow. Light-medium body. This one is definitely all about the malts. Very good for a brown.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a murky brown color with a tiny off-white head. Malty aroma with a faint hop presence. Taste is rather watered down tasting with just a slight hit of maltyness and a faint roastyness. Thin mouthfeel and very bland, makes me want to pass on this beer next time.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a cloudy brown with very little head and no lacing.
Scent is very faint earthy almond (?) and malt.
Flavor is weak and malty without much balance, but Brown’s aren’t known for balance.
Palate is rather flat. Maybe it’s the screw-top bottle that didn’t hold in the carbonation, but there’s just not much to this.
Overall, take a huge pass on this one.
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a brownish rust color, small off-white dishwater like head, very light carbonation, with decent lacing.   Malty/Nutty aroma.   WOW!   Flavor is all about the malts.   This one is smooth, a lot like an english style Brown Ale.   Slightly roasty, but all malt.   This is very nice... mad props to the fellas over at Cascade Lakes for doing a wonderful Brown Ale.   Body and mouthfeel are up to par, at least my par.   I will sum this one up as being smooth.
Reid (1938) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light chesnut coloured ale, tan head.Some nice lacing.
not much of an aroma.
quite a thin taste even for a brown,very sweet..then some hoppy bitterness catches me by surprise near the end.
very thin and sweetish on the palate.
it drinkable but boring.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A brown body with an off white head. The aroma is hoppy with some malts. There is maly in the flavor with a bitterness from the hops that lingers. An unusual brown in my opinion and definite void of the nut or chocolate malt in the description.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had a mild hop aroma, probably from the centennial. Color was a dark clear brown. Taste was mediocre and not too complex. Fades into an unruly hoppy bitterness in the finish.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown color. Small head. Aroma is nutty and fruity. A medium bodied brown ale. Malts are nutty and caramel, with a slight hint of chocolate. Hops are spicy and a touch floral. A touch harsh and a little too crisp for a brown ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap GABF 02: Heavy malts in the aroma, creamy lively body, amber colored with a good head. Long finish, very smooth.