lachrymalisis (441) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a much better brown ale than it’s ratings would suggest. I don’t understand why that is. nice body, beautiful caramel and nutty aromas, mild malt sweetness but dry enough to be clean on the palate. All around classic and well made.
loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2015 16 oz. can from Whole Foods. Nose is inviting with faint coffee, caramel and yeast Taste opens with earthy tones, a hint of chocolate and toasted brown bread. Somewhat malty, good carbonation and semi drying close. All in all, not earth shattering but a tasty, very drinkable and exemplary brown ale.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz can -
Aroma - white sugar bag, brown bread mix, mineral water and tea leaves
Appearance - deep mahogany brown body, semi-clear, super light tan head, light retention
Mouthfeel - medium body, light carbonation, somewhat dull, yet sticky
Flavor - something weird here. Tea leaves, banana, light cocoa, seems overly sweet.
Overall - while very affordable, it was a let down and frankly a poor example of a pedestrian style of beer. How does one mess up a brown ale?
Fatehunter (2275) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours two fingers of light tan head on a brown-red body.
The aroma has lots of roasted and toasted malt.
The taste is milky, roasted malt, nutty, mild lemon bitter. Great balance.
Smooth texture with low carbonation.
An excellent brown.
Prufrockstar (1995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at LAX. Clear brown pour, minimal head. Thin malty aroma of roast and biscuit. Taste is moderately sweet with lightly roast bitter finish. Light body, texture is thin, average carbonation. Overall: unremarkable in every way.
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a very grassy malty beer that is a bit too much of both of those for me. Not that good.
slowrunner77 (10249) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 A nice easy drinking but adequately roasty and flavorful brown ale. Not THEIR best brew, but a bit of a standout in a normally boring style for me..."
Even better 2nd time around.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Brown in color, clear with a thin head. Nice brown ale with a great flavor. Sweet with a light smoke.
kidmartinek (4692) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chalky deep brown color. 1/4" off-white head. Aroma is all full of coffee. Initially the flavor is too before it turns to a meaty dark maltiness with a side of bitterness. The finish trends up to sweet.
robertjm (853) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick tan head. Deep burgundy colored body. Good malty aroma. Malts carry over into the flavor as well. Definitely a good example of a brown in my book. Only bought a single can. But, will definitely buy the whole four-pack the next time around that I’m looking for something not loaded with hops.