Braudog (5591) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chestnut brown with airy but firm head. Thin consistency, but pretty solid nutty and bittered flavors here. This is a good brown ale.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sweet malt and caramel, floral hops, and a bitter finish. Not as enjoyable as the more bitter amber Genesis Ale, but again a pleasant surprise. I had expect the beers to be some sort of joke or novelty item; they are both pleasant, drin\kable ales.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown with a small head. Good aromas of sweet caramel malts. Medium-thin feel with more roasted malts, some hops and an overall nutty flavor. Good balance of flavors, not bad for a brown, which I usually find unimpressive. Thin, sour finish.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, dark copper body with minimal beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some toffee, faint nutty. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nutty, light roasty, molasses. Medium body, lightly sticky.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
hazy brown, foamy beige head. malty aroma not unlike pizza dough, but not stuffed crust. easrthy hop with mild roast, coffee and raisin. flavour and body are pretty thin. not great.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 You should know that I am not a big fan of Brown Ales, although I will drink it ocassionally because Newcastle is so available even in Bud/Miller establishments.
Great looking beer, smells great but you really have to inhale. Good, full mouthfeel. Hops are light-medium and dissapate quickly leading to a malty/molasses taste with a strange aftertaste. Overall a good solid beer but overpriced because of the kitschy/funny packaging. Probably a step up from Newcastle but not by much.
Says it is kosher, but that could be part of the schtick - what would not be kosher in beer??
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Darkover for the trade. Pretty gimmicky name, yes? Pours a dark brown color with a thin beige head. Thin lacing rings. The aroma is nutty and roasty. Medium-bodied with toasted malt, hops and a bit of fruit in the flavor. The finish is lightly malty with just a hint a hops. Overall this is an average Brown Ale.
Crockett (1005) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours red/brown with a tan head. Decent lacing but the foam fades away pretty quick. Clean fresh aroma of fruity hops and light spice. Toasty. Looks and smells better than it tastes. Thin and watery, some molases and nuts. Smooth milky finish.
jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought this beer just because of the bottle. It turns out that this kosher beer has a great flavor. Wouldn’t recommend this as part of a drinking game but if you just lounging and rinking its a great beer.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The color was a mild brown.
A typical mediocre brown, should I be even getting into the flavors??? oh...i suppose.
This beer’s nose was full of sweet malts and roasted coffee.
Not much flavor to speak of. mild chocolate, lots of coffee, salty nuts and caramel.