iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent winter ale. Brown color pour with a off-white head. Smell of malts and spice. Flavor is slightly nutty, spicey, and sweet. Not a bad brown ale. I would choose Sam Adams winter over this one.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ BTAH. Pours clear, dark amber, with a fluffy off-white head. Nose is a bit toasty, just a bit of breadcrust, hint of dark brown sugar sweetness. Hard to get a handle on. Taste is toasty, breadcrust, with a nice lush, slightly roasty finish. There’s a sweetness there from the rye that’s held in check by the dryness. Slight hop character, blends in with the rye. Restrained carbonation, medium body.
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown with brown head.
Aroma: Some roasted malt notes with a hint of toffee.
Flavor: Coffee, earth and toast with little hop bitterness.
Palate: Light bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: A good example of a British Mild. Rate Beer Editor - please consider re-categorizing this beer.
thicksuds (386) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid winter beer, nice and malty, but not too thick, surprisingly light for a winter beer, spices present, but again not overpowering, hops present, but very slight. One of the more light and refreshing winter beers I have had, so if you donít want to fill up on your beer this is a great choice that doesnít lose too much in the flavor dept.
weitz15 (379) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light, malty aroma. Mahogony pour with a medium frothy white head. Flavor of roasted malts and very light on the hops. Light spice presence, but this would be better with more bite.
salvaticas (360) - - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Very mild brownish ale. Smooth palate with a subtle brown taste. Not bad
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BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got this courtesy of my pops. It pours a reddish amber with a small white head. I think this is a solid, no frills, refreshing ale. Itís not mindblowing, but I donít think it was meant to be. Would be great with good pizza, or a burger. Good stuff. Cheers!
mybrainhurts (350) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grainy, toasted malts, and sweet toffee aroma. Caramel malty sweet, spice and grains, buttered biscuits, all for flavors. Somewhat chewy mouthfeel. Not real complex but ok.
spilledpint (341) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from HyVee Marion
Ar: Roasty aroma with notes of nuts and chocolate.
Ap: Pours a medium brown with red streaks. Cream colored frothy head lasts a long time. Spotty lace.
T: A bit of sweetness up front, but this isnít overly sweet. Nice roasty body with a good nuttyness and some spicyness (probably from the rye). The finish is spicy, with a touch of black pepper along with a moderate coffee flavor. Nicely balanced with a refreshing hop bitterness.
P: Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice session body.
O: Very impressed. A nice roasty beer thatís perfectly sessionable.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-amber. Small, white head. Aroma: Grains, rye, malt. Flavor: Multi-grain bread, rye, hops. Grainy finish.
When I think of beers with a grainy taste, I think of some of the worst beers on the shelf. This one is decent though nothing great, just drinkable.