jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From beer engine. Looked OK with a thin, lingering whitish head. Aroma OK, but a little sharp.....Then unmistakable sour, lacto bite that screamed "sanitation problems!" A rare miss from these guys. Medium brown, slightly hazy, som ehop character. would’ve been nice if you’d clean your equipment properly
ICEatALAMO (784) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at brewery. The pour is a very soft brown, copper, looks like fall. The aroma is roasted malt, but not too much smell to it. The taste is also a little light, but decent flavor. Expect more out of a brown.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the brewpub (downtown). Poured a clear light brown color. Head was off white and thin. Not much to the nose other than some light chocolate and a whiff of salted peanuts. Slightly sweet on the tongue with a very light body. On the watery side, actually. Moderately carbonated. The flavor was similar to the aroma. Bland, is the best one-word description. I tasted watered down cola and hints of chocolate and nuts. I didn’t get any significant hop flavor. Non-offensive, yes. As the commercial description says, it’s a session beer, but I wouldn’t want to have more than a half pint of this.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy light brown with creamy white head. Aroma of toasted malt and light caramel. Crispex like flavor with a caramel backbone. Average. crisp finish.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ downtown location. Clear light brown body, no head. Toasted cereal malt aroma with a light caramel twist. The flavor is largely the same - toasted wheaties with background caramel sweetness. The finish carries a wisp of apple and leaf hops. A pretty dull beer.
Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"American Brown" pour at the Madison brewpub. Clear medium-brown pour with copper hues... good-looking persistent beige head with some teary lacing as it went down. Frest coffee, nuttiness, caramel, and citrusy hoppage hit the nose. Cola/tea-like feel on the palate, with Cascade bitterness on the finish. Flavor was surprisingly hoppy up front (Cascade and some bittering hops), backed by sweet caramel malts and nuttiness. Very well balanced... and I’m fairly certain that the older ratings are for a different recipe or bad batch(es).
1FastSTi (3233) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was listed on the chalkboard as American Brown, but there wasn’t much room to write what it really was called. I suspect it is this beer given the information available and the recent ratings. It pours to a clear light chestnut brown body with a dense white head and very dense sheet-like lacing. The aroma has cascade hops, light nuttiness, iced tea. The flavor is nutty bars and cascade hops. The hops are light but apparent. For a "brown", I’m liking this. The palate is light bodied and has lingering hoppiness. Overall, this is a nice changeup. Hops + a brown! I’d like to see more attempts at that... P.S., I think the recipe has changed, given the early ratings...
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium Dark Brown Coloring with Sandy Skin. Sweet Dark Brown Sugar and Malty Aroma. Sweet Caramel Malt Flavor...a Bit Nutty. Light Dry Hops with a Crisp and Clean Finish.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper/brownish color with no head. Nutty aroma, primarily hazelnut. Lots of nutty goodness in the taste, but there’s a strong musty quality that throws it a little off.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at pub. Had a nutty aroma. Amber body. Nut and wood and moderatly sweet flavor. Decent beer.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at the Madison location. Maple-mahogany, not even close to brown, with a touch of lace & head...nice nutty-sweet nose, almonds and hazelnut and a whisper of vanilla...watery, thin, rather bland body, somewhat oily and acrid in its nuttiness, not quite rancid but really not very fresh tasting...ehh.