Hophaze (187) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber. Roasted malts. Drinkable. Average at best. This is what Budweiser would be putting out as their "Brown Ale".
DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
2.75 A: Clear, light amber brown color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is below average and very little lacing is left.
3.0 S: Toasty with nuttiness and caramel. Pretty standard nose for a brown, but this falls squarely at average.
3.0 T: Taste is about in line with the nose. Toasty, nutty, caramel. Neutral malt sweetness to balance. Grainy.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy. Good enough here.
3.0 D: Pretty average, run-of-the-mill brown. That isn’t to say it isn’t good.
DavoleBomb, Jul 08, 2013
DialSquare (3270) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Point Burly Brown, from mix six from Giant Eagle in UA (I think). Brown pour, light tan head. Aroma of molasses, nutty, earthy, coffee, bread. Tastes are caramel, nutty, cola, brown sugar. Bit of grass bitter in the finish.
N3lson1 (408) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. A cchocolaty aroma. Nice beer! Tastes like a well balanced, generic brown ale.
generallee08 (739) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body has a nice russet brown/red brown color with good clarity and visible carbonation. Its head is a little on the thin side at only about ½ an inch from an aggressive pour. This small head slowly fades to a wisp thin layer that holds on well and even makes some thin lacing. In the nose I pick up sweet malty notes of caramel and brown sugar with lighter hop earthy hop notes in the background. On the tongue there is a medium bodied malty character with a solid base of bready sweet flavor. In it I pick up notes of caramel and roasted malt, brown sugar and a very slight hint of maple like sweetness. Hop flavor is subtle and only offers a slight herbal/earthy flavor and light bitterness for balance. The texture is light and easy going with wet well carbonated feel.
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bleh. Sourish, somewhat bitter, artifically sweet brew. Minimal body. Hard to drink. Not enjoyable.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 3-10-2011 (Bottle) This beer has a medium sized frothy, fizzy tan head that mostly diminishes, transparent reddish brown body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, roasted, nutty, and a hint of dark fruits. The taste is nutty, caramel malt and roasted. The mouthfeel is tingly carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is easy to drink but needs some character to help improve on the flavor.
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
good light beer, tastes just like the amber, caramel, roasty, nuts, red, clear, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation,
jkwalking05 (4155) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Brown in color with a small cream colored head. Aroma is of roasted malts, toast, tree bark, and chocolate bread. Taste is of roasted malts, toffee, pecan shells, cardboard, and cocoa powder.
travita (4334) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The look is clearish, beige colored head, and is brown to red in color mostly brown. The smell is roasty, chocolate, malts, fruits, and caramel. The taste is roast, fruits, malts, caramel, and papery.
HuskerTan (721) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Light, toasty, chocolate.
A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, minimal head.
T- Roasty, slightly malty, subtle chocolate.
P- Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, smooth finish.
O- Not too memorable. Not a bad brown ale, but lacking a lot of qualities. A little on the thin side too. The flavor is good, but not great. It’s almost there.