GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can -
Received via trade with farginbastige6! Awesome. Thank you sir! First, my opinion on a majority of brown ales is that it seems to be a throwaway style. Like brewers are forced to create this, a blonde, a hefe, a pale ale as their required brewering line-up. So rare is it that someone makes something thatís really enjoyable. This is one of those times where a brewer really makes ones thatís a stand-out amongst the pedestrian sea of brown ales.
The beer pours out a beautiful, milk chocolate brown body, murky with a thick, creamy, beige head which was long lasting and quite thick. Aroma is mostly made up of toffeeish-like malts. Flavor has some leafy-bitterness with a light sweetness to provide some balance. Finish is lightly bitter, quick and pleasant. Very nice beer.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy red-amber, spotty white head with extensive lacing. Pineapple and mango nose, light cake and brown malt. Flavor has more hop at front, brown malt and sugar mid, finishes a bit leafy, barky, dry. Low carbonation, moderate body, citrus finish, a bit muted and contrasting in the flavor profile.
BeerandBlues2 (10446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can shared by GT2. Pours clear brown with an average, creamy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and nutty malt, earthy and herbal hops with dark fruity esters. Flavor is medium malt, near balanced hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Travlr (14468) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can courtesy of GT2, thanks! Brown color ( no kidding). Large beige head. Aroma of caramel and brown bread. Taste is high carbonation chewy biscuit and earth. Interesting.
magsinva (923) - Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can - liquor express - pours slightly cloudy reddish brown with not a lot of head. Aroma is piney with a touch of caramel. Taste is bitterer than I was expecting with a mildly dry finish. Decent brown ale.
GT2 (9091) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL can thanks to blutt59. Pours a hazy, murky deep amber to brown with a towering, yellowish head. Very nice retention and suddy lace. Looks great. Towering root beer float head. Pretty much permanent head. Wow. Nose at first is a little detergent heavy, lemon soap, muted rustic malt. Moves very nicely to amaretto and pound cake. Taste up front is pretty damn tart and mildly acidic. Long lemon juice finish. Not sure what happened here. Palate is both very harsh and buttery/slick.
Atom (1588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz can courtesy of jzzbassman! Pours cloudy amber/brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very herbal, with cocoa, nuts, and rotting citrus. Oh man, I almost canít describe how bad this is, but here goes...The sour and bitterness is face puckering, itís like bitter dirt. Itís like I dropped a piece of caramel in the dirt still ate it and the to cleanse my mouth drank tea with rubbing alcohol. I hope this was just a bad can.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12oz can, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of cocoa, tobacco, grass, manure, and plastic. Flavor of herbs, grain, cocoa, tea, nuts, plastic, and roasted grain with a dry, bitter finish.
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a hazy reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel and a hint of fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, light copcoa and a hint of nuttiness with a smooth malty finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3610) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours Lehigh brown with an inch of brown head. Big caramel malts on the nose. Nice balance of maltiness and hop flavor on the tongue. Clean finisher.