DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - AUG 30, 2008
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
(Bottle). Very faint malt aroma. Medium brown color, almost no head. Flavor is predominantly watery, and dishwatery at that. Pretty terrible.
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pretty good brown ale. It’s a little hoppier than most. I think I can detect some fuggles in there, there’s kind of a stony, earthy aroma. Otherwise, it’s clean and crisp, with malty aftertaste and a medium body.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured and amber brown with a creamy off-white to tan head that has some lasting. The aroma is subdued but some malts are picked out. Sweet caramel flavor with a light hopped background. Light body. Just needs a little more.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Mayflower Beer and Wine (Plymouth, MA). Pours a dark brown with thin white head. Some lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, spice, some flowers, caramel. Flavor is most malt, grains, and bread with some notes of caramel and molasses sweetness. Generally light body with a quick, sweet finish.
fluffy (2304) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours amber brown, head dissipates quickly. scent is roasted grains. taste is nutty with a buttery finish. some dark maltiness, finishes clean. not bad, better than some brown ales ive had.
ContemplateBeer (1973) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very drinkable, but not alot of flavor. I understand the role of a session ale, but really could have used some more flavor and complexity overall. Like a waterier Newcastle.
thornecb (5407) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours tea-colored into a shaker. Fluffy off-white head bubbles and pancakes as it slowly recedes. Dried biscuit aromas. Soft, sweet caramel upfront with a lasting metallic finish. Boring.
Holdwine (1159) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice enough brown, but nothing special. Easy on the tongue and full of nuts, and sweet malt. A tad watery, and not too complex.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown with large slowly diminishing tan head. Aroma of caramel with nuts, brown sugar and toasted malts. Taste is more of the same wrapped up in a ho-hum watery body. They may call it a session ale, but one is more than enough.
Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish-brown colour. Thin head. Slightly smokey, slightly munich malty nose. Fresh craclklin’ grains. Palate is thin, with some light nutty notes and some of that Newcastley metallic taste.