BrownALEx (140) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: sweet caramel, slighty malty. Appearance: dark brown with a one finger head. Taste: I get some brown sugar and chocolate. Kind of watery though. Palate: is a little weak, on the thin side. Overall: not the best, not the worst brown Iíve ever had.
Nuffield (3348) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Right, well, itís definitely brown, and actually, rather attractive, with a nice (though short) cascade effect. The body is reasonably good, with a frothiness. But, like the more recent renditions of Guinness it emulates, the substance of the flavor has been hollowed out, giving a pale sweetness and a vague caramel quality. There isnít enough meat in these malts. Can.
BigBeer45 (1117) - Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can served in a large tulip,
this brown ale had a clear red pour with brown at the sides of the glass, it gave a one finger off-white head that retreated to a partial cover
and ring, it left some small fingers and spots of lacing on the glass,
this beer had aromas of toasted malt, caramel, faint raisin, some bread and brown sugar sweetness,
there was a slight off smell from I do not know, maybe old malt?
the flavors were toasted malt, caramel, faint chocolate and dark fruit, bread and dark fruit sweetness,
the finish had little bitterness, the off-ness was notice in the taste of this beer, not sure what it is, maybe old malt?
the mouth feel was less than medium, a little thin with no creamy feel on the palate,
I will try this beer again at a later date to see if it is better than this sample.
dekester1 (260) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Keweenaw Brewery Pub in Houghton. Served a clear light brown with a moderate head and lacing. Aroma was of slightly sweet malts with some slight roasting hints. Taste was of a slightly roasted malts with a moderate hop finish. Palate was average. Overall, a decent brown.
Dogbrick (6033) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This brew pours a clear amber-brown color with a medium foamy light beige head that dissipates slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Tasted malt and grain in the nose. Light to medium body with sweet malt and brown sugar flavors and low amounts of hops in the background. The finish is short and malty and leaves a touch of grassy hops behind. Fairly one-dimensional and frankly kind of boring overall.
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lift Bridge Brown is an American Brown Ale, named after the double-decker bridge that connects Houghton and Hancock on the Keweenaw Peninsula, which extends north into Lake Superior. Itís a solid brown in color, with a thinner body than Iíd expect, and it was overcarbonated in the can that I poured. Thereís a touch of chocolate on the roof of the palate, but with a softer finish and dryness on the sides of the tongue, it reminded me a bit of a Bellís Amber Ale. The bittering hops were slightly out of balance due to a lack of sweetness, particularly for a brown, although the body opens up a bit as it warms. All and all, itís not a bad effort and a average effort.
Serving type: can
crackedmachine (412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent red-brown with a foamy tan head. Malty, grainy aroma with maybe a slight hint of chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty, but well balanced with a bit of nut, caramel, and a light hop touch. Light-bodied and easy to drink. Enjoyable.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with red hues and a whispy head. Light biscuit/malt aroma. Light nut, caramel flavor. Light-medium body with a bitter hop finish. This is not a Fat Tire, which is good. Itís an ok brown ale.
RobertDale (1891) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a medium brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of caramel, fruit and some grassy hops. Tastes of sweet malt, molasses with some bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.
Onslow (924) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12 oz can. Slightly clouds dark brwon boy with a light tan head. Nice malty aroma. Flavor is dominated by maltiness that manages to avoid being oiverly sweet. Pleasant toasted malts, dark fruit, and maybe cola flavors. Just the right amount of hops to balnace out the finish. A very solid brown ale.