bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was a good brown ale. It has a very nice mouthfeel. Smooth and sweet. Caramel flavor with heavy malts. Harpoon is looing better with every beer I try.
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 20, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Brown pour with an off white film for head. The aroma is sweet, with a bit of caramel and brown sugar. Pretty boring though. Light mouth feel, with a restrained malt character. Sweet with a cheap caramel malt flavor and a bit of a metallic hint. Kind of lacks character.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely on the lighter, sweeter, more tea-like brown. Closer to Newcastle than say a Dogfish Indian Brown, but perhaps that’s not so surprisingly. Light caramel, brown sugar, sweet tea, malt. Okay.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a small short lived white head that fades to a ring and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma of light caramel and a hint of roasted malt. Taste is the same as aroma with the roasted malt being a little more pronounced. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Good.
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with light head. Notes of sweet caramel and nuts. Great carbonation, very clean beer.
BuckeyeSammy (599) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serious session beer. Not complex at all, just crisp and enjoyable. Thin palate, a little watery on the end.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy of my father-in-law. Nice fresh hoppy, grassy nose with a bit of caramel. Medium brown clear with thin off-white head. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Dry nutty character from start to finish. Light caramel with a bit of acidity. Light dry bitter finish with som nuttiness. OK session but I’ve had better browns.
n49921 (108) - USA - MAR 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a nice brown with a white head. Has a sweet aroma. Taste is nice, but a bit sweet.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of very sweet caramel malts. Taste is not as dark and caramely as the smell leads you to expect. A nice brown ale, but nothing special
Palidor19 (3143) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yummy, works well as a pure session beer. The beer has medium malts and hops a slight caramel toasty quality. good for a round.