Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Otto’s in State College, PA. Pours a clear, deeper brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy, light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is light with some nutty grains, a hint of caramel and fruit, and a light earth. Flavor is a bit better. Lightly sweetened caramel and a touch of toast up front with a bit of a fruity, nuttiness. Light, but noticeable earthy hopping comes in as the toast kicks up a bit. Finishes dry with a light bitterness and a touch of sweetness to balance. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent brown ale. Nice grainy sweetness and a balanced earthy hopping and toast. Nothing special, but easy drinking and sessionable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5973) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft at Otto’s this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and a huge foamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was smoky, woody and had a faint fruity presence. The finish was dry and woody. Medium body. Eh.
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewpub. On the fence for this one. There are some mushy cereal, rotten grain flavors, but then some decent hop balance. Really, it’s not my style of Brown. A little sweet, rather plain, and with a slight off flavor.
DiarmaidBHK (3953) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown from tap with a big brown head. A hint of caramel malt on the nose. Pretty plain on the tongue. Clean finisher. Nothing too exciting.
guzzler67 (1616) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear garnet appearance with a medium sized cream colored head and good lacing. Subtle, caramel malt aroma with some nuttiness just beneath the surface. Hazelnuts, toffee and toasty malts accent the gently hopped taste. Smooth, mild, moderately carbonated mouthfeel leading to a medium length finish. A nice session beer. On tap at the tavern.
dpjuart (1093) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pour. Pours brown with red hues and khaki head. Nose is caramel and chocolate. Sweet taste, chocolate and caramel with mild roast, some mild fruit, raisin and apple. Nice mouth feel, slightly watery but full. Good lacing. Nicely done brown ale. Just a little hop presence, giving it a nice, crisp finish.
Naka (718) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Juart from growler. Pours a dark brown color with a slight reddish hue. Has a slight beige foamy head, but not really that much. The growler was a little old though. The aroma is a sweet butterscotch with a slight cream and grainyness. The flavor has a dark toffee with some roasted coffee notes, a little bit of black cherry, and a nice bitterness to balance out the heavy malt sweetness. A bittersweet chocolate flavor that lingers on the tongue. A good oily texture with a very light carbonation.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown body with a small tan head, fading. The nose is light with clean yeast, herbs and caramel. The flavor is dry with light toffee, dough and flowers. Medium/light body is soft with light carbonation.
3fourths (8888) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 Now brewed by Otto’s for Kclinger’s in Hanover. Tawny brown colored body, moderately hazy, with a medium to small sized tan head. Sweet bready toffee malt nose, with a mildly starchy bread and cracker flavor, with mild use of hops. Some toasted maple and bread in the finish, and it dries a little bit as well. A good brown ale overall.
dancatts (91) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had all the qualities of a nut brown ale. Had a dark brown coloring with a small head and a very slight hop aroma. Taste was smooth, but was a little too watery for my tastes.