brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The can was amazingly carbonated, but that could easily have been our fault. Eventually the beer appears under the massive off-white head and is brown in color.
S: There is an underlying green apple note to the beer which sort of mars the experience, but otherwise the nose is good. Chocolate and nutty malts with a nice toffee note to it. Plenty of bread and just a bit of roast.
T: The flavor is similarly affected by the green apple, but the rich maltiness and chocolate flavors are quite good. A touch of roast and coffee, and a really pleasant nuttiness.
M: Medium to full in body with a moderate carbonation.
O: My first beer from Alabama and it was a good one. I look forward to trying more from these guys.
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First time with the new cans. Nice, very nice pour. Rich caramel color with a thick foamy head. Nutty and malty aroma. Fresh, fairly hoppy for the style. A bit aggressive on the carbonation, but finishes nicely anyway.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown-red, beige cover. Sweet cocoa, caramel aroma. Taste is more hoppy, grassy, spicy hops, cocoa, caramel.
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2010 Draft. Poured a clear dark brown with some ruby - small faded beige head that lasted until the end of my glass. Aroma was bright clean malts and faint hops. Taste: nuts, lots of malts, understated but fresh hops. Medium to thin body. Overall a solid Brown Ale.
baraciisch (1671) - USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown orange in color... Aroma is nutty, caramel malts... Flavor is not what I expected... Nutty and malty flavor with a bitter finish of citrus hops that lingers on the palate, kind of like a brown ale fused with a pale... Nice beer, very interesting
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 Draft at the taproom. Pours dark ruby brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is nutty, a bit of chocolate, some coffee. Flavor is nutty, chocolate, a bit of fruitiness, fairly sweet. Finishes dry and a little astringent. Good English-style brown.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Birmingham. A quality beer that pours brown with ruby notes. The flavor is big chocolate with a notably hoppy finish.
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a cherry oak brown with moderate white head. I liked the subtle malt and nutty aroma. Clean and crisp. Flavor of roasted malt, walnut, and a bit of hops. Enjoyable brew.
Peterlemonjelo (42) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on draft @ J. Clyde during the FTH bill passing celebration.
A - Pours a medium brown with a nice head and good lacing.
S - Very inviting smells of Malty/caramel/light chocolate aromas just a notch above floral hops.
T - Extremely flavorful beer. A tad more balanced than the smell but still leans in the malt direction. Flavors of caramel, chocolate, slightly burnt toast, light citrus, and flowers. Flavor is sweet but finishes dry enough as to not leave a sugar coating feeling in mouth.
M - Nice full mouthfeel for a session <6% beer.
D - One could drink a one after another after another after another of this beer. I certainly did. I generally drink hoppier beers but this one is a pleasure to drink. Very nice and makes me really wish I could get their stuff in a bottle.
benself (11) - gardendale, Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good People tags this beer as an American Brown, and I can see what they’re talking about. The first impression is caramel, rich enough to where you almost think you’re going to taste sugar. There is a roasty note and maybe some dark chocolate. The brew is brightened with cascade hops, without picking up any dryness. Carbonation level is moderate, representative of the style; just enough to convey the hop aroma. Lovely chestnut color. Head pours a little thin, but does stick around for a while, leaving a pretty lace doily in my pint glass. I think I’ll try it with the Pot Pie the next time I’m at J.Clyde.