DavidWoodruff (382) - Windsor, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown with tan head. Roasted grain, nutty aroma. Tastes like toast, cereal, nuts and Kelloggís Postem. Dry maltiness with little hop presence. Not sure why they bothered calling it a Belgian-Style brown ale as it is nothing like any Belgian Bruin I have ever had.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked it but itís kinda weird. Probably better beer without my "judging hat" on, enjoying the toasty/creamy character that was not terribly unlike Fat Tire. Described as "Belgian" but doesnít taste much like any Belgian beers Iíve had. But Iím no expert. Bready.
quiznoaz (307) - Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stolen from Minnie and Mickey. Kids shouldnít be seeing them drink it anyway. That just gives the wrong message. The caramel malt does go nicely on a chilly, rainy day, and the alcohol burn at the end isnít that strong and gives hope that the 10th ride on "Its a Small World" will pass eventually.
yackery (144) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Head is off-white and mostly dissolves rapidly though what remains persists as a slick on top with a ring on the side. Lacing is mostly a frosty covering or gives broken coverage but is thin and fast. Body is a pleasant, clear brown like bronze. Overall itís an appealing appearance.
Aroma is a little hoppy and a little charry a little sweet funky banana. So itís kind of like a well-done banana nut bread.
Flavor carries the aroma well revealing more Belgian abbey trippel fruity notes. It is very mildly salty / sweet so mild that there is no finish.
Body is light / medium with a thin, slightly oily feel.
Overall, this is a good beer with thoughtful craftsmanship.
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ ks sv. Decent brown ale with slight belgian yeast aroma and flavor. Odd thin soapy aftertast.
DConn007 (22) - - FEB 24, 2011
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark cherry chocolate color with a thick head. Light and very subtle coffee aroma. Initial fruit on the front with a strong malty finish. Also, a faint hint of an oak arrives after the original settlement.
cballatore (15) - Phoenix, Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours semi-clear and cola-like with a minimal head and carbonation. Feels light in body but full in flavor. I taste coffee and spices coming together smoothly in a thin to average texture. It finished crisp and short. Pretty tasty (above average) but not worth seeking out.
elguapo47 (13) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on Tap, High Dive Bar
Aroma- malty, coffee notes, hints of vanilla.
Appearance- mahogany brown color. thick off white head that lingered.
Taste- firm toasted malt flavors. peppery quality from the belgian yeast. hints of vanilla, figs, raisins. coffee too.
Palate-medium body, with an almost creamy quality to it. average carbonation. fruity, clove quality to the warming, dry finish.
Overall, a pleasant beer for the winter. nice balance and flavor hints makes it good for a few rounds.
Enriquez (7) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel color with thick head, slight dry taste on palate, malt taste really good cold!