pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Via Bill, THANKS! Pours a ruddy clear brown with a loose bubbled smallish tan head. The nose is low profile, subdued subtle chocolate, roast and a little toffee. A little nutty to toasty. Light palate, with carbonation derived creaminess. Malt driven beer, with that toasty nuttiness most obvious. A bit of something coppery (hmmm, penny in every pint, eh?). Perceivable floral hops, but subtle. Toffee finish, creamy chocolate after taste. A very refreshing brown, but that metal flavor bugs me!
jrodooo5 (779) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Easily one of the most watery browns I’ve ever had. It pours decent and has an ok aroma of chocolate malt but the flavor just isn’t cutting it. There are some very subtle roasty notes up front but it finishes very bland. Just too plain to even be a decent brown. Quite disappointing!
jmagnus87 (2185) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. 12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Aroma of banana and roasty malt. Not a whole lot going on here. Drinkable but don’t seek it out.
Suttree (4878) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown, as you might expect. Splotchy white head. Smells like brown sugar and a bit of coffee. Flavor is brown sugar on toast. Dryish finish.
mybrainhurts (350) - North Dakota, USA - APR 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted peanuts, sweet and salty aroma. Flavors of caramel, toasted bread, cherries and a hint of vanilla. Wet paper and watery finish. Plays it safe and doesnt really grab an interest.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
Served in a pint glass. Color is a moderately-dark brown with a tan head that persists for a bit before falling. Nose is quite plain with a bit of caramel and bread. The taste is bready with some light sweetness. Decent body with normal carbonation levels. Really just don’t have too much to say about this one.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-14-2010
wlajwl (3486) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Too watery for the style, a slightly malty and pretty watery flavor does not do this style justice, there are way too many other examples in this style that do that.
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Poured brown with a small head. Aroma was nice: malt, sweet, maybe some mild fruit. Taste really falls short: water, muddled malts, faint nut. Thinnish body. No real depth there. Overall: the nose was nice but the taste was very detached and lost.
vikingguy (750) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown w/ off-white head. Big sweet malt and toffee aroma. Taste: Some toasty malt, caramel, chocolate and a little nutty. Not as sweet as the aroma hints at. Smooth and drinkable. Very nice brown.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent sized light brown head of fine bubbles. Strange sweet vegetal aroma. Some light roasted malts, bananas and bread. Color is a medium brown with a hint of red. Rather bland flavor with more sweet malts and a milky mouthfeel. Not very positive on this one.
cazort (491) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer struck me as odd, even for this style. Unusually sour, unusually heavily-carbonated, and unusually thin. Besides these three qualities, which caught me off guard, I found this to be a pleasing beer. It’s a bit sweet for my tastes, but typically I dislike sweetness most when it’s paired with heaviness, and this beer’s thin body made the sweetness less unpleasant. One thing I really like about this beer is that it has a more bitter finish; there’s a little more roast in the finish as well. Bottom line? Average overall, although with many non-average characteristics, just that the good and the bad balance out.