lb4lb (2172) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Bottle courtesy of Brianj555. Thanks
Pours a clear reddish brown with a short lived fizzy beige head. Smell is nutty malt and not much else. Taste is metallic up front, followed by a thin nutty malt flavor. Easy drinking, but too thin, and not very flavorful. I didn’t find this to be a very good brown ale.
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle courtesy of trade with deepsouth. Pours a clear amber/brown with small head that dissipated fully and left no lacing. Aroma of pecans, and a bit winey. Taste of malt and pecans. Body was thin and a bit watery. Decently quenching. All in all, OK.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored with an ok head. Smell is pecan, sweet, malts, nutty, and toasty. Taste is caramel, nutty, and malts. Decent balance.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle@Noogfest4.0-thanks to Brentfeesh–pours a disappearing white head and brown/red color. Aroma is medium malt-sweet, pecan. Taste is medium malt-sweet, pecan, some fruit, hint of light hops.
beerbill (3255) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with GAManiac. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a thin off-white head that disappeared after a couple of sips and left virtually no lace. Very light aroma of malt and nuts, which I am assuming are pecans. Its really too indistinct to tell for sure. Much more flavorful than the aroma suggests with some lightly sweet malt, a bit of brown sugar, and pecans. The pecans really add a richness to this beer in both the flavor and the texture. Very enjoyable. Another state...MS...Whoot!
heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Noogfest ’08. The body was depe brown. The aroma was pecans and caramel. The taste was strongly caramel with some pecans. Fairly nutty in the finish as you would expect.
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Won this brew in a LIF thanks to Life is good
12 oz bottle poured into my beautiful lazy magnolia pint glass. It was wonderful amber brown topped of with a finger worth of tan head that left good lacing
The aromas are fantastic on this brew. You get the nutty pecan, sweet malts and caramels along with some bread yeast so it smells like a warm pecan pie
Flavors are great as well great nuttiness to it, excellent malt character sweetness but not overtly so. One of my favorite nut browns to come out of a bottle I would love to try it from the keg. A medium bodied brew with good carbonation
This was my favorite brown from the bottle so far. Highly sessionable, if I had more than one that is. Very pleased with this one added it back on my wants list if that means anything
mcox90 (1433) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Daknole. Pours a clear reddish brown with fading off white head. Light nose of nuts and malt. Flavor of pecan nuts, especially as the beer warms, as well as toasted malt, and a tiny amount of hop bitterness. Smooth nutty finish.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brentfeesh. Thanks! Pours a very nice deep mahogany with red hues and a beige head. Very nice aroma of maple, caramelly malts, cookie dough, and nuts. Medium light bodied with a thin texture. Flavor of nuts, caramel, and tobacco with a hint of fruit. There is decent amount of residual sweetness. The pecans really come through on the finish when it’s right out of the fridge, but the astringency shows up as well. All cellar temp (which I prefer on this one), the finish is semi dry with flavors of husky grains with no astringency. Not too bad. A little more body would make this even better.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Noogfest 4.0 (2008). This brown ale pours a light brown color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is nutty, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied brown ale. The malts are nutty, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Nice pecan finish. Nice session ale. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.