jimhilt (2451) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a three-fingered bubbly head, fades slowly and leaves a good lace. High carbonation and medium bodied. Cloudy amber color. Nose is cidery. Starts and finishes with a sour cider flavor, not my idea of a brown, it may be off. No expiration date. $1.69 for a 12oz bottle from Super 7-Even Raleigh, NC.
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2004
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
uh? this could have been a bad bottle- i dont know. regardless, it was horrible. tasted like a sour apple jolly rancher with no body or any characteristics of a brown ale. ill give it points on looking good.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at location. Nice nutty roasted malts without too much depth. This was very nice and easy-drinking but the mouthfeel was a little thin.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(draft) Clear, light copper. Aroma is sweet, nutty, caramel, light anise, nutmeg. Taste is sweet nutty, some caramel, finishes anise. Light watery body.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark hazlenut/amber in color. hin, tight white head. Earthy and a bit nutty in the nose. malts certainly prevail. Very lively palate and a rich creamy, nutty, full finish. Since the brewmaster uses strictly German style brewing with imported malts and hops from Germany and the Chech Rep. It's not a beer intended to be remarkable in flavor, but consistent and very drinkable. Cleans up well too.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
No head to speak of, thin flavor with no apparent aftertaste. Nice chesnut color. Easy to drink, but no real discernible taste. Not the best this place has to offer.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2002
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
One of the poorest excuses of a nut brown I have ever had. Weak flavor, no maltiness,
no hops. As my girlfriend said ’A beer that is only good for getting drunk.’
ReRate: After one more at a party, I say it still sucks, but not quite as much. the flavor
didn’t nearly taste as bad and disconnected this time. I guess the consistency is a problem
for this one.....
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an ale that i will speak highly of. It has a great taste and flavor, and I liked it very much!
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2000
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2004 Upon its release from the 12-ounce brown bottle the beer sets in the glass deep amber to brown color with a modest frothy light tan head that erodes quickly leaving a thin veil of lace upon the glass. Nose has a nice nutty sweetness, fresh and clean to the senses, with the start sweet and the grain profile adequate, the top light in feel. Finish is modestly acidic and the hops a little light for my taste, aftertaste dry and a decent brown ale.