Aurelius (3728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly clear, dark oak brown, clingy head. Very nice, sweet roast aroma -- chewing/pipe tobacco qualities. Grainy sweetness, light bitterness. Body is a little flaccid and watery. Not terribly complex. Taproom.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. can. Pretty sure this is the first infected canned beer I’ve ever had. The pour yields a hazy, rusty amber body with an overly active, steadfast head of cream tinted froth (infection-induced). Thick clumps of lace cling hard to the glass. The nose shows a sharp, dirty, metallic, overtone that dominates the overly attenuated brown sugar malt. Flavors follow suit, very dirty and yeasty, with very little discernible hop or malt character. The palate is intensely carbonated, sharp, and peppery. It actually stings the roof of the mouth. Failure all around. These Good People need to work on good sanitation.
b79turner (208) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery, pours a dark brown with a 2" tan head. Nose is malt and hops, taste is the same. This is not your average brown ale. Maltiness is very well balanced with a slight hoppy bitterness. Another great brew from Good People!
stewajt (30) - Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Relatively light in color and body as far as browns go. Surprisingly clean and crisp, with flavors of toffee and chocolate. Nice balance of hops and malt on this one.
Jesterdeal (1478) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of warm floral hops, apricot, good nutty malts. Pours red to brown with a warm film. Tastes of good floral hops, roasted nuts and a nice malt smoother. Great brown.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. First reviewed 9/6/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass.
This pours a full brown color, hazy with a creamy white head. The head retains nicely and leaves a little bit of lace down the sides of the glass.
Chocolate malt, a bit of coffee, nutty malts, and a bit of peat are all present in the nose.
The flavor is very malt forward. Cocoa, hazelnut, and toffee malt up front. A bit of peat and then a soft earthy hop presence. The light bitterness lingers into the aftertaste.
Light tingling carbonation turns creamy for most of each sip. Fairly clean with a soft grainy texture. A mild stickiness is noticeable at the beginning of the sip and a mild oiliness is noticeable at the end.
To me this is just not that exciting of a style, but I think it was executed well and I am glad to have tried a beer from Good People in Alabama.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Central in Montg. Pours hazy brown with thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and toffee. Taste of toffee and caramel. Better than expected. Medium mouthfeel.
optimator13 (31) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very light brown, with red hues. A Frothy tan head adorns. Aroma has a bit of leather, sweet nutty malts, a dash of lightly piney hops and a touch of brown sugar. Tastes of cocoa powder, slight coffee/toffee, leather, again with a sprinkling of hops for balance. Quite enjoyable. The feel is creamy on the palate, with an upper medium body. A hit it some areas, and less than fabulous in others, but all in all, it’s a pretty good brown.
dfinney23 (1269) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at a restaurant in Tuscaloosa. Aroma is toffee, malt and a hint of spice. Rich and flavorful in the mouth with a nice malt/hop balance and just a hint of sweetness.
markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can in trade from brentfeesh. Cheers, Brent! Pours a murky medium brown with a tan head. Nose is cocoa, hops, some tobacco, and some spice. Flavor is similar- it starts with cocoa then the hops come in, then there is some tobacco, then the hops remind you that they want attention, then the hops wind it out with some of the malts coming back to play. Interesting brown, dry finish and medium body.