swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Northstar, North Beach San Francisco. Pours a rather dirty amber color. Some hop presence, toffee, caramel. Decent amber but really wouldnt need another
brianprentiss (664) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of a grassy amber with soury hops. Not a great beer but mildly drinkable. Their IPA is much better.
Bottle from Ledger Liquors Berkeley
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Darker red-amber with a lasting beige head. Mostly malty, nutty aroma with some almost tea-like darker crystal malt. There is also a somewhat odd doughy, yeast character that may be working with some not-quite-fresh hops to make an interesting though not necessarily bad aromatic aspect. The flavor is similar, with a medium malty sweetness and modest hops in the finish adding a lightly floral, bitter touch. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. This is okay but not great, and Iím surprised how much better the dry-hopped version is at the brewpub.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear orange colour with a thin white head. Aroma is really nice with plenty of berry fruit on the nose. Sweet apple taste, something similar to a cider taste. A brown ale? I totally would not have guessed it.
skoisirius (1350) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in Cali sometime last year. Orangish pour. Lightly hopped and fruity aroma. Flavor is much of the same. Medium body. Fruits up front, light hops towards the back. Nice touches of sweet malts throughout. Decent beer.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear light orange with a creamy off white head. Faint malt and grain aroma. Slightly sticky palate and a brassy malty taste.
PorterPounder (4955) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Portland, Or - Johnís Market Place. Dark orange pour, off-white head, light lacing. Crystal malt aroma with fruity hints of pomegranate. Flavor leans to the sweet side with some passion fruit sweetness, a hint of caramel and toffee and some back end nuttiness. Mouthfeel has a nice velvery texture to it.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nah. This reminds me of the pine needles I tasted in the Alba Scots Pine Ale. A bit like drinking a tree. I wonít say El Toro didnít try. Only that they didnít succeed. Much more of a pale ale than a brown ale (thereís no nuts here!).
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2007 Draft. Clear copper color with off white head that laced the glass. Biscuity malt flavor with a nice flowery hop flavor accented by tangy spices. This one sat for a while and was better warm than cold.
bhensonb (9865) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of malt with some citrus. Browny amber color with light tan head - substantial head. Starts with malt, hint of sour, and that typical American brown ale taste, but a lite version. Some hop comes through at the end, but this is not a pale ale. A slightly hoppy amber, with brown ale nuttiness.