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 (1985) - 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 (2391) - 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 (4898) - 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.
drostj (106) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Deep clear brown with a mild malty and slightly nutty aroma. Very little head. Mild malt flavor with a slight sweetness and very little aftertaste. Smooth and fairly effervescent in the mouth. Nothing fancy, but a good solid brown ale. Kudos to Good People Brewing for using a six-pack ring that is made of an east to recycle plastic.
Gription79 (2715) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted from a can at a tasting held in April 2011.
Aroma: acidity, slight malt, apple
Taste: earthy, nutty, slight tartness
Overall: I did not really care for this, I am pretty sure it had an infection.
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 that’s really enjoyable. This is one of those times where a brewer really makes ones that’s 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.