Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/7/09 from 12oz bottle. Aroma is rich and malty, with more sweetness than roast and a faint smoky character. Appearance is clear brown with a well maintained off white head. Flavor is sweet-sour roast forward with no caramel and very low bittering. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low carb texture. Overall, quite good at first, but gets tough to have more than one as it warms even a touch.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Crystal clear light brown with a medium off white head. The aroma is bread, roasted grains and a very light Pac NW hop. Flavor is mostly a sweet malt base with a bit of bitterness and even some sourness in there too. Medium body and a clean finish. This is a good beer from Deschutes and after rumors that they won’t be making this one anymore I thought I would give it a rating.
alexsdad06 (5368) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from trade. Pours a clear brown with a small off white head. The aroma is slightly nutty, light chocolate powder, some fruits. The flavor has light fruits, lightly nutty, some roasted malt, and a tiny bit of sourness (?). Light-medium bodied and a bit thin.
scenroot2 (6) - , Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2009 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Pours a clear light copper color with a finger of off white head.
S - Light roast aroma, there is a brown ale smell for sure. Not the most aromatic beer.
T - Nice subtle malt sweetness and with some light hop flavors. Not overly complex, a satisfying brew.
M - Thin bodied, medium carbonation that is a bit stingy.
D - Nothing wrong with this beer. You could do much worse than this brown ale. Another solid beer from Deschutes.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sun Devil. Pours a warm amber color with plenty of tan foam. Smells of hops and toffee. Tastes similar with added notes of overripe red apples, black tea, and apricot. Not bad, but not ambitious or memorable either.
StefanSD (2119) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Bev4less. Pours an amber-brown color with a big beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with brown sugar, plums and apricot. The taste is lightly fruity, like a Dunkelweizen, but then develops into a slightly sour malty mess. Lacks a good finish. The Mouthfeel is initially thin but fills out toward the finish. Overall: Better than the macros, but not better than most home-brew.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle). Pours a brown color. Small off white head. Light malt aroma. Watery malt taste. Watery finish with soft carbonation.
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 4/26/09 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-Pours a dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, and sweetness. Taste of malt and sweetness. This light to medium bodied brew is a bit light and is Ok with nothing to write home about.
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color, thin white head. Fruity nose. Taste is wet hair at first mixed with malt and a fruit sweetness at the end.
3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Esters full on the nose: dusty and earthy with fresh toasted bread crust and slightly moldy (but good). Fresh, bright, slightly sweet up front but turns sour and tart in the finish, not good. Moderately frothy texture over the middle but falls apart in the finish.