esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Brown with a mammoth root beer float like tan head, annoying and slowly dissipating. Aroma of heavy grain, malt, soap and nuts – the sweetness smelled forced. A bit confused on the taste. I suppose it’s a bit nutty, but mostly sour with some mild bitterness. The consistency is a foamy sudsy batch of nonsense. $1.89 down the drain here. Chalky lasting awfulness with some mild chocolate notes. Blah.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A beer I had not tasted in a while until recently, and it rekindled my memory. Reminiscent of New Glarus Fat Squirrel, not as silky, but the sweet malts are still there, and nutty aroma. Toast, barbecue and fall! Yes the smell of autumn, and scrambling critters...
jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2008
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Where to start. Looks decent enough. Little head that’s gone in no time leaving no lacing. Smells sour. Not the good kind of sour, like bad food. Very off flavor to it throughout drinking it. As stated in other reviews, it’s hard to put your finger on it. There’s a mineral undertone to all their brews I’ve tasted so far. There are a lot of kinks for this young brewery to work out. Very unimpressive.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Flanagan’s in Appleton, Wisconsin. Pours a dark cola caramel brown brew with a fast dissolving light tan head that leaves behind a fine film and an off-white ring. Aroma of dark roasted malt, some milk chocolate, flowery hops and a touch of multi-grain biscuits. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with a slight tart berry with a caramel malt flavor. Finish is slightly tart, some roasted malt and a dry malt aftertaste.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
I found this to be a below average-yet-not-awful brown ale. It was a million times better than the Falls Fuggled Up IPA, which is the worst beer I’ve had in recent memory! Still, this is nothing to write home about. It does taste like other brown ales I’ve had, although it has lots of misplaced off-notes like sourness (not the good kind), staleness, and card-boardiness. Not good, and not recommended.
It poured a dark color with a medium tan head composed of variously sized bubbles. Aroma was slightly sweet and stale, and wasn’t all that pleasant. Flavor was as I described above, although mouthfeel was lousy, with a ton of flatness up front that hits you before you taste the beer. As the beer warmed I got a very off and uncharacteristic sourness which I did not enjoy. I won’t be having this again.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz, no date. lightly hazy brown orange with a one finger beige head that quickly fades to a film. Aroma has some nuts, odd sour something that tells me this is probably infected. This is a brown ale, not a sour brown!! I think the brewers forgot this key thing. Flavor is kinda flat but the odd tang sourness dominates until the ashy finish. Slightly roasty finish. Overcarbonated with a thin body. You suck Falls Nut Brown Ale!
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earlier guys must’ve got a bad bottle. Walnut-brown beer with an off-white head. Not too dark top make it a porter, very good job though to make it distinctive. Nice malty nose. Aroma is biscuit malts, cereal and some roasted malts. Clean finish, dry as advertised, enough bitterness to balance the malts. Maybe a bit fizzy, but the overall dryness makes this a winner. I got no sourness at all. Methinks these guys need to do some QC on their batches.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2007
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Awful sour flavor. Aroma seemed almost passable with some chocolate making a quiet appearance. However, the sourness completely dominates all other sensory aspects of this beer. After a few minutes, the reddish brown hue of this ale looked sour. Is that even possible? Who knows, but this is a very poor representation of the style. Brown ales have plummeted from a one-time favorite style of mine to a boring, uninspired line of ales that I tend to avoid now. Falls Nut Brown does little to change that. Avoid.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2007
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear amber color. Head was thick and foamy with good retention and lacing. Strange aroma of brown sugar, adhesive, and cola. Tart/acidic on the tongue. Flavor is dominated by sour fruits and malt vinegar. Seems like several previous raters also commented about the sourness. Bleh.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light Brown with Red Hues. White Ring. Chocolate Malt Aroma...but Gives Off a Sub-Quality Presentation. Alot of Initial Carbonation...Sour...Medium Mouthfeel...Some Underlying Malt Qualities... Dry Sour Finish... Beyond the Color, Hard to Typify This As a Brown Ale.