mkgrenwel (569) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks nice in the glass at least. Butterscotch (diaectyl) Caramel, nutty, malty. Pretty high level of carbonation. Alcohol? Pretty hoppy for the style. Boring. I should know better than to even bother with a brown ale.
doublebock (502) - California, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown translucent color. Can smell the spiciness maybe a coriander mixed with a nice maltiness. Nutty malty flavor. A bit of a flat palate Spicy hoppy finish at the end.
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (rating from August 2005 notes). Brown color with no head. Deep nut and malt flavors. Chestnuts and slightly smoked with a dry finish.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle consumed at cellar temp from a Corsendonk glass. Deep chestnut color with a smallish lasting creamy off-white head, fairly clear-bodied, little in the way of lacing....aroma is really -- how best to put -- neutral? vaguely defined caramel malts and hints of wood/nuts but it takes a while before I can tell that I’m not just smelling the glass; eventually light herbs come to the fore and it ends up rather root-beery....on the palate, too-heavy carbonation, more herbal character, dry and bitter with sour grape touches, overall it has something of the character/mouthfeel if not exactly the flavor of a strong ginger beer, and I’m not terribly enchanted.
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - NOV 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask conditioned: I had this at the Great Lost Bear in Portland in September of ’06. Dark amber in color. Thick but short tan head. Malty flavors with an average taste overall. This beer is good, but not mind-blowing, even in its cask-conditioned state. Appropriate mouthfeel for an autumn ale. Mildly hoppy aftertates. Nice aroma.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear light brown ale, with a tiny head thay sticks to the glass. Nice clean. malty, and dry. The hops are subtle, but they offer a nice spice.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark red/copper. Head vanishes instantly. When I try to revive it by agitating the glass a tan spit textured substance appears. Aroma of cakey malt, with some dried berries and/or plum and a bit of yeast. Mildly sweet malt flavor, like that granulated light brown sugar, with more of the dried berry fruitiness peeking through. Palate was a little too light, and started out too fizzy before completely flattening out towards the end. Potentially good, almost there, but not quite. More work needed on the body.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very mild beer, evident by the gentle malts in the aroma and in the flavor, and a typically British mineral-water flavor as well. ( I actually wrote this before I read the description!) So it is typically British, which for me, means that it is simple and easy-to-drink, without any complexities on the palate. It goes well with food.
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium cream head. Nice chestnut colour. Sweet malt scent. Rather thick mouthfeel, bitter malt flavours. Burnt toast and some raisin too.
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice ale, as usual, from Geary’s. Characteristics of a nut brown ale, and very enjoyable.