Leighton (11431) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home in CT. Pours clear, light red-brown with a flimsy cream head. Little in the way of aroma, just some light toast and apples. Light sweet flavor with low bitterness, some mellow bready malts, suggestions of caramel. Light bodied with average carbonation. Mild sweetness on the finish with more toast, some lightly toasted sugar, leafy bitterness...not much else. Highly simplistic beer.
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark copper, slight thin head, little lacing. Aroma caramel, toasted bread, slight nuttiness, a bit of fruity esters. Taste toasted malt, nutty, caramel, slight earthy bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel thinnish body, medium low carbonation, sweet finish. Overall a bit complex, but flavors fairly "watered down" not enough pecan flavor to make it interesting, very drinkable though.
murphious2000 (12) - - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this one! Not all that impressive at first nose, but the taste with just a hint of pecan to make it different. Nice bready, malty and no hop bitterness---nice change from all the IPA’s flooding the market
kkaiser (5) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is very smooth compared to other nut ales there is no bitterness to it. It doesn’t smell like pecans but you do get a taste of it on the back end. Very good!
Blairgus (2652) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 Aug 2014, bottle. light amber, clear, occasional bubbles. nose is sweet, light brown ale malt and perhaps some pecan syrup. ed body and mildly fizzy. has a slightly boozy flavor, pecan syrup, mild brown ale malt. okay.
Jamesthebrit (276) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is malty. Herbaceous almost like a Christmas ale. Cinnamon. Basil. Rosemary.
Looks fine. Tan head. Medium dark brown.
Taste is solid. Malty. Those herbs come through. As does a little nuttiness. Almond. A little like... Acid throw up note? But not in a bad way.
Palate is smooth and light.
One of two brown ales to date that I actually like. Don’t think brown ales should even exist but this is a glimmer of hope. Malt is the driving force but there are enough subtle notes to keep it interesting. Should be good for noobs or experts.
JHeath99 (1025) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent brown with a ring of beige head. Taste and aroma of nuts and malts.
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old review from 2009. Appears a clear reddish brown with a light tan head that falls to a skim/ring. Mild lacing.
The aroma is subdued but pleasant. Malty, nutty and fruity.
The taste is nutty, fruity, malty. Fairly rich. Quite sweet in the middle then nice mild hop aftertaste.
Light/medium in body. A little slick. Active carbonation.
This was a tasty brown ale. Easily drinkable and pleasant.
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pecan flavor was something I had never experienced in a beer before. Would be absolutely astounding with a good burger.
JDBaker11058 (1322) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: dark, clear ruby-chestnut, with a quickly dissipating light tan head; no lacing, but some surprisingly syrupy legs for such a low abv beer. Aroma: strong scents of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted pecans, vanilla, and a hint of root beer. Taste: nutty and sweet, with lots of pecan, toffee, and brown sugar; undertones of wood, earth, leather, cola and chocolate. Finish: lingering sweet nuttiness, with a hint of earthy hops. Notes: Delicious nut-brown ale. Pecan notes are prominent. Palate is rich for a sub-5% abv, and the beer drinks bigger than it is.