douglas88 (6492) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle picked up in Cali for me by Eric- thanks man. Pours a light brown almost amber color with a massive overly-carbonated head. The aroma is lots of hops and some biscuit, almost woody. A spicy brown ale, lots of pine-like hops and dry spicy ginger and light brown malts. Unusual. Almost sour in its spiciness. Infected? Probably. Still, quite nice.
VertBaconStrips (2106) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Damn thing exploded and I’ll venture to say that I lost nearly half of my beer - good thing. Murky light brown with a settled down thick tan crown that will remain throughout. Another Ise Kadoya beer another strange aroma. Lots of brett = fail. Light roast, decent citrus, lemon. After I got past the dulling sourness of taste, light roast, faint chocolate, lots of citrus, unsweetened grapefruit, ok soft malts, a bit of bitter earthiness. It’s still a bit sour but I’m not having a problem drinking this. Finishes with a very nice creamy carbonation.
WestSydneyBoy (23) - South Penrith, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice golden brown color with a white long lasting head, tastes of caramel and nutty malt with some nice floral and citrus hop flavor and aroma. overall a good beer, but slightly over hoped for the light body of the beer.
Strykzone (5155) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half of the glass is light tan head on this pour. A nice medium brown beer. The second pour brings an even bigger head. Nice lacing. An aroma of fruit, malt, and yeast. Bigger hops than expected in the flavor. They are bitter and tart. Fruit, also, but it is definitely secondary. Some caramel. This beer is at least as much a pale ale as it is a brown. Decent.
Noelweichbrodt (25) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A simple brown that doesn’t do anything spectacular. Huge white head, plain aroma of barley, simple taste of barley, yeast, and a nice surprise of a good bit of honey. Finishes smooth and lingering hop stays.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brown colour tall foamy head. Aroma is very strong and yeasty and very hopy as well.. The flavour is great very hoppy and complex. it is floral and just bitter enough tastes like the pacific north west. This is a very cool beer.
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Definite pungent hop aroma, which I wasn’t expecting. Almost like straight hop pellets. Not really any other smell. Smokey dark brown, almost golden brown, very hazy, but very clear as well. Decent head and good retention, good lacing. Thinnish on the palate, but the hops do linger. Pretty fine tasting beer, but it really is just hops and enogh malt to make it look good, a bit thin for my liking, but it isn’t offensive at all.
DuffMan (7147) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber brown with an averae sandy coloured head showing weak retention. Aroma of weak caramel and plastic. Flavour is weak caramel that is completely overwhelmed by nasty plastic/bandaid nastiness. Couldn’t finish it.
Capa (2080) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear brown with a cream colored head. Hoppy aroma for a brown. Citrus, grapefruit, some orange, light caramel malts, but they are there, and chocolate. Thinnish body, but not bad. Flavor has a stronger caramel malt note than the aroma implies. Citrus hops, toasted malt, and some grapefruit. Very bitter finish. I really like this beer but isn’t what I expect from a brown. Still, I drank gallons of this at the Isekadoya Nomihodai. Great stuff.
Sammy (9059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Presario. A rice beer with brown malts. Pours grapefruit colour with lotsa white head. A distinct barnyard, but not much of that in the taste. Leaves a lot of lace, the carbonation is there and it is drinkable this beer. Not a ot of mouthfeel.